How to String Your Tennis Racquet

## Step 1: A Quick Tutorial on How to String Your Tennis Racquet

Hello tennis lovers,

Below you will find the materials list needed for the process:

1. Tennis Stringing Machine

The price varies from 200\$ to 2000\$, however, the basic machines will definitely be enough and the professional machines are only necessary for people who string racquets for other people and have a big demand.

2. You need your new strings which you want to use (usually cost between 5\$ to 50\$)
3. You need your tennis racquet where you take off your old strings
4. You could use pliers because they help to pull the old strings out of their place (doing it with your hands is possible but extremely difficult and can hurt)
5. You will need cutters to cut the strings
6. Meter stick - if you never did it before, you might want to measure the strings

## Step 2: Start With Fixing Your Racquet (mount It to Your Stringing Machine)

In this step you will just have to mount your racquet so you can start with the stringing. Above is a picture of how I did it. You might have to adjust your machine to the racquet and it's size. At the side you probably got a little wheel were you can adjust the width.

## Step 3: Main Strings Will Be Added(main Strings Are the Vertical Strings)

After you counted how many holes your racquet has, you might want to start with the throat of the racquet and make a mental note where the opposite hole is aligned. Then you will pull the string through your starting hole to the opposite and pull it through there. Pull on both ends so you have equal ends and then tie a not with the help of your pliers. Most string machines have a clamp where you can fix your string to so there is no tension lose.

A tip from a professional tennis coach: ensure to only string 3 strings from one side to the other and then the next 3 from the other side to avoid tension inequality.

## Step 4: Now String the Cross Strings (horizontal Strings)

The stringing of your cross strings is the more difficult part. You will have to insert the strings into the shared wholes and there you need to string them in a special technique in order to make the structure as effective as possible. There are many ways on how to string them, but the three main ways are the "Standard Tie-Off Knot", the "Standard Starting Knot" and the more complex but best way, the "Fishing Knot". Again you will have to hold the tension using the clamps.

## Step 5: Finish Your Cross Strings and Add the Last Things

For the last step of our procedure it will not take any longer than 5-10 minutes. After you have added all the strings, check all the wholes if they have a string in it. If not, you might have to check if one of the wholes has two strings. After this you have to check and tie all knots so the strings do not losen or "runaway". The final thing to do is use a little screwdriver or similar and go to every square in the strings and put it underneath and push it just slightly up. This will increase the tension of the racquet. You do not have to do this, because it can ruin your whole effort and time, because chances are that, you might push too hard.

Unmount your racquet, ensure everything is in the right place and you are done. Now it is time for you to have fun and beat everybody in your club, who isn't able to restring his/her racquet.

If you like this tutorial and think it is helpful, then share it with other tennis-lovers and maybe comment down below on what I could improve. Then I could adjust my instructable, in order to make it more detailed.

Thanks a lot and have fun!

<p>Interesting instructable. Do you have any recommendations for a Tennis Stringing Machine on the low-end?</p>
<p>A very very qualitative machine would be the GAMMA X-6 FC - Pro.</p><p>It costs about 550&euro;, but it is extremely good. This one is manual, but it has so much advantages, that it is quick and costs less effort. If you want an automatic machine, then the PENTA PREMIUM STRINGER is what you would need to buy. It costs a lot, but you can string others racquets as well. </p><p>If you have any further questions, I am glad to help you out. </p>
<p>Interesting. I never looked into stringing my own racket before. Do you know of any places that will let you borrow a machine so that I don't have to buy one myself?</p>
It is very helpful, especially if you play tournaments and the strings break more often. However, I do not think that there are places that will let you borrow machines, since they are so expensive. It is worth the money because of time you do profit from it and your wallet as well :). Otherwise there is always an opportunity to go to the shop and do it there. <br>If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask more questions.