One of the biggest issues I come across as a stringer is players using a string and not knowing why, or worse still using a string that is completely wrong for them on the advice of someone else.
Stringers have different goals when they start out, some string to save themselves money because they are breaking regularly or their kids are, others to make some extra money, more will want to string at Pro events and some of us want give the best service possible. This means talking to your clients, and their coach if necessary, to find out more about their game style. We want to give people the information needed for them to make their own informed choices by helping them understand the different types of strings and how they play. Telling them about the different racket types and how they play and ultimately how the racket and string can work together for the best result or how a wrong choice can lead to poor performance or worse again, injury.
There should never be a situation where a stringer strings every racket with the same string and same tension, regardless of age, standard or racket yet I see this regularly.
I will gladly chat with anyone, with no obligation to get a restring from me, to help you better understand rackets and strings.
I am back in Cobh or the summer and can be contacted on 087-1528120. You can also find information on my website www.racketrestringing.ie
Hope to hear from you.