An important, and often ignored, factor in the performance of any racket is the type, tension and condition of the strings. And there are many different types of string available, each giving different playing characteristics and varying degrees of longevity. Having the right string, at the correct tension, for your playing style will not only help your play but also help prevent injuries.
I am consistently asked “Do my strings need replacing?”. My answer is usually “When did you last have your racket strung?”. If the answer is “I can’t remember”, it’s well overdue! You may never break your strings but as a guide they should be restrung every 6 months, depending on how often you play and your style of play.
The secret is to find the balance that suits your level and style of play; I will help you achieve this.
All major strings supplied including:
Free collection and delivery in Mid Sussex.
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Giles has been playing tennis since the age of nine, quickly becoming the first 10-and-under Kent County Champion (pictured). He went on to play in the Junior National championships, alongside Tim Henman, Miles Maclagan and Jamie Delgado, reaching the doubles semi-finals with Stephen Cox at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne.
In 2007 Giles joined the tennis coaching team at the Weald Tennis Club, Hassocks. Giles gained his coaching qualifications with the RPT – ‘Registro Professional de Tenis’, the highly successful Spanish coaching system, to National Professional level. Over the next 8 years Giles developed his skills coaching nearly 100 people each and every week from 4 – 70 years old, from beginner to County Champion to National Junior. Giles is still coaching today at a private facility in Albourne.
Stringing started with tennis and badminton rackets in 1996 at the Matchpoint Tennis Centre, Southampton, where Giles developed his passion for quality and an eye for detail. At Matchpoint he was stringing for both club members and the Pro Squad headed up by Paul Hand; playing and trialling new strings at different tensions to suit each member of the Pro Squad.
He is now stringing and servicing rackets throughout Sussex, and provides a personal and bespoke service, both directly for individuals and through clubs large and small.