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Racket Stringing

Your Strings are as Important as Your Racket

No matter what level you are playing at your strings make a big difference to your game. Around 50% of your racket’s performance comes from the strings.

We pride ourselves on being Londons go-to racket restringing service. We offer restringing services for Tennis, Squash, and Badminton and offer string choices from multiple brands including Luxilon, Wilson, Babolat, Yonex, Head and many more. We always aim to get your racket back to you within 24hrs and most of the time can offer a same day racket restringing service at no extra cost.

STRINGS WE CARRY

Stringing Prices

OWN STRING – £17.50 (Tennis or Squash)

OWN STRING – £22.50 (Badminton)

BABOLAT SYNTHETIC GUT – £22.50

WILSON SENSATION – £25.00

WILSON REVOLVE – £30.00

BABOLAT RPM BLAST – £30.00

BABOLAT XALT – £30.00

BABOLAT XCEL – £30.00

BABOLAT RPM SOFT – £30.00

BABOLAT RPM ROUGH – £30.00

HEAD LYNX – £30.00

HEAD LYNX TOUR – £30.00

YONEX POLYTOUR PRO – £30.00

LUXILON ALU POWER – £32.50

LUXILON ALU ROUGH – £32.50

LUXILON ECO POWER – £32.50

LUXILON 4G – £32.50

LUXILON ELEMENT – £32.50

LUXILON SMART – £32.50

WILSON NXT – £32.50

NATURAL GUT – £60.00 (Available in 1/2 sets @ £35)

SQUASH AND BADMINTON PRICES

TECNIFIBRE 305* – £32.50

TECNIFIBRE X-ONE BIPHASE* – £32.50

ASHAWAY SUPERNICK XL* – £30.00

YONEX BG65* – £35.00

YONEX BG80* – £35.00

**All prices shown above are inclusive of labor and material costs. Please note that the strings shown are subject to availability. Strings will on occasion run out of stock.
If there is a string you would like to try but isn’t shown above, we can order specific strings for next day delivery. For pricing information on these strings please contact us either via telephone or through the provided link!

FAQ

What kind of strings should I use?

Good question! This is a question all tennis players should ask themselves. Many of us agonize over which racket to play with (as we should), but then don’t spare a thought to what strings go in them. Strings contribute as much to your play as your racket does! There are lots of strings to look at, and if you pop in-store we will happily discuss our range. But for now, we will identify the key characteristics of each type of string.

Polyester – the most popular type of string currently in use. Spin-friendly and controlled. Designed for all player levels but advanced players in particular will appreciate the consistency. More durable.

Multi-Filament – A softer kind of string. Will generally result in a plusher, more comfortable feel compared to polyester. Easier access to power and better for players who suffer from tennis elbow but generally lacks a bit of durability – especially for advanced players who can hit the ball hard.

Synthetic Gut – a cost-effective string. Generally feels closer to a multi-filament than a polyester but won’t be quite as comfortable. A good option for players who only play occasionally and don’t hit the ball too hard.

What tension should I string my racket?

Tension can have a big impact on your play. Generally, a lower tension will result in more power, whereas a higher tension will result in more control. Most rackets have a recommended stringing range (usually between 50-60lbs). An average tension in this instance would be 55lbs (which is what we string our demo rackets at). Beginner to intermediate-level players should usually string at average or below, typically in the 48-55lb range. More advanced players can experiment at higher tensions but remember; it’s not an exact science. Some players just like the feel of a looser stringbed and vice versa. A good rule of thumb (and one that professional stringers on the ATP and WTA Tours abide by) is to string your racket as low as you can whilst still being able to control the ball. For some players, this will be 40 lbs, for others, 65 lbs. You just need to figure out what is right for you!

How long will it take to string my racket?

We always aim to return your racket on the same day or next i.e.- within 24 hours. There may be some occasions when stringing is unusually busy, like on school holidays or during Wimbledon. On these occasions, our stringing time may get a little longer, but we will still get it back to you as soon as we can!

Do you string Badminton and Squash Rackets?

We certainly do! We string both Badminton and Squash rackets and supply a number of strings for them.

What if I have my own strings?

We will happily string for those players who prefer to use their own string. In these instances, you will only be charged for labor – which is £17.50 per racket (£22.50 for Badminton rackets).

Do you have string ‘x’?

We aim to stock all the most popular strings on the market. However, sometimes strings do run out, or an option may not be in stock. If you have your heart set on a certain string that we don’t have in, chances are we can order it for next day. For this you will be charged £25 + the cost of the string.

Do I pay on drop-off or collection?

We ask all customers to pay at drop-off. This allows for the smoothest possible process and means that you can collect your rackets quickly and easily!

How often should I restring my racket?

This varies person to person. Heavy hitting players will naturally break strings regularly, and therefore require new strings once or twice a month! For most people this is overkill. For your average recreational club player, restringing the number of times you play a week in a year is the general recommendation. For example, if you play twice a week, then aim for two restrings per year (or once every 6 months).

Polly JC
Polly JC
2024-02-03
Great tennis racket stringing service. The guys know what they're doing, turn rackets around quickly and let you know when they're ready.
Tom Yan
Tom Yan
2024-01-20
Amazing service. Especially the demo for 10 pounds per racket is insanely good. Will always take my racket needs in the future to the folks at Herne Hill Sports.
Isaac Verkaik
Isaac Verkaik
2023-12-08
Staff are incredibly knowledgeable, great range of products too, especially tennis. I come in whenever I can.
Joshua Birkett
Joshua Birkett
2023-10-08
Really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back when I need my next pair of running trainers.
Ivan Iacono
Ivan Iacono
2023-09-29
This place is a hidden gem. I demoed and later bought a racquet. Everything was simple with no fuss. Shop is well stocked with top of the range products and the staff is very knowledgeable and polite. I feel lucky that places like this are still around. Completely opposite from the cold experience you get from big sport chains where staff has no knowledge and you’re on your own. Will definitely be back!
Katherine Sloggett
Katherine Sloggett
2023-06-25
Brilliant sports shop, have just bought my first proper tennis racquet from there..really helpful, especially to someone like myself who knows very little about what to get..
Thomas Yaman (Boardybuilding Fitness)
Thomas Yaman (Boardybuilding Fitness)
2023-05-10
Great place for runner 🏃‍♂️
Thomas Rozycki
Thomas Rozycki
2023-04-29
Excellent service from the team down at herne hill sports today. Bought two new rackets for a great price and the team re-strung them the same day. Friendly and knowledgeable as always - thanks guys - would definitely recommend
Stuart Allan
Stuart Allan
2023-02-13
Handy local sports store, excellent staff who are very helpful.