Stringing machine calibration

August 16th, 2011 by Hans Paino

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis How To

stringing machine

For those who do their own stringing at home or work at a shop stringing customers racquets, one of the most important steps of maintaining your stringing machine is to make sure that the machine is calibrated correctly. What this means is that if a racquet needs to be strung at 60 pounds and you turn the dial on your string machine to 60 pounds. You need to be 100% sure that your machine will string the racquet at 60 pounds.

Depending on how much you use your stringing machine, will depend on how often you need to check the calibration. If you are an individual that just strings his or her own racquets, you probably need to calibrate your machine every couple of months. However, if you are a tennis shop that strings a lot of racquets every day, you need to check the calibration on a weekly or monthly basis.

There is nothing worse than having a customer get 60 pounds on their racquet the first time you string it and when they bring it back for a re-string and ask for the same tension. You supposedly string it at 60 pounds but it's actually 55 pounds. This customer will find another shop who has a calibrated stringing machine to take their racquet to.