Spring Cleaning! It’s Time to Tune Up Your Racquet!

It is good practice when the times change that you set goals to remind yourself to make changes in your daily routine. Many people associate the time change with a reminder to set up doctor’s appointments, take your car for an oil change, and to get your tennis racquets restrung and re-gripped for the spring season. So get your racquets and dust them off, it’s time to freshen up for springtime!

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  1. Prevent yourself from injury. If you do not restring your racquet, you may be more susceptible to injury. When your strings lose tension, performance is lost and you need to compensate by changing your swing. This in turn can cause tennis elbow, wrist injuries, or a shoulder injury.

  2. You should restring your racquet depending upon how much playtime is put into the strings. If you play 5 days a week, it is good practice to restring your racquet about 5 times a year in order to extend your performance on the court. Loose strings can cause your playing performance to decline. When the tension is lost, it will cause the racquet to lose control and the overall performance it had when it was freshly strung.

  3. After continuous play, your strings will start to feel dead. Tension and the strings resiliency will deteriorate over time. By restringing your racquet, you will bring the life back into your swing. Some strings are better served for the type of racquet or the type of player that you are. Strings are categorized by Gauge, Material, and Segment.

What type of string are you looking for? Click here for a breakdown on each of the string families.

In addition to restringing your racquet, you should also renew the grip. Your connection to the racquet is all in the grip. This is where power and control begin and end with each and every swing of the racquet. A slippery, worn out grip will twist and move in your hands, resulting in a loss of control as well as power. Everyone’s hands are different so it’s important that you consider what type of grip best meets your specific needs.  Whether you like a Tacky surface for maximum grip, or a grip that works with the sweatiest of hands, you can check out our full range of offerings by clicking here.

Top 3 Reasons to Re-grip Your Racquet:

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  1. It is important to maximize your grip to avoid slipping during play. Grips lose their shelf life depending on how much you play. The more often you play, the more often your racquet will need to be re-gripped. The better the grip, the better your swing.

  2. Keep your hands clean and happy. When you’re playing with a grip over and over again, it becomes dirty and worn out. It is sanitary to update your grip by changing it often. Sometimes players prefer to use an overgrip that wraps over the grip of the racquet to add extra performance or to create a larger grip size. This is especially useful for those who have grip sizes that may be in between sizes.

  3. Prevent injury. If you are noticing that your hands are feeling sore, it typically means your grip has been worn out. This happens when the grip is worn out and you begin to grip harder to keep a hold on the racquet.