What is customisation?
Racquet customising falls into 2 areas:
- Matching the specifications of 2 or more racquets
- Adjusting a racquet to fit a players style or requirements
There are 3 specifications of a racquet which can be changed:
- Weight – simply the weight of the racquet
- Balance – the balance point of the racquet (headlight / headheavy)
- Swingweight – the measurement of the racquet when swung
Interested in Customisation?
What does customisation cost?
Customisation costs from £15 / racquet. This includes all measurements and equipment including lead tape and weights but does not include grommet strips or grips if required. Once your racquets have been customised the first time minor adjustments and replacements will be made free of charge when being restrung. Player packages are also available.
Should my racquets be strung before customising?
Ideally customisation will be carried out on unstrung frames with no grips. Especially when matching 2 or more frames as the stripped down frames will be more accurate to work with. This also may allow the weights to be placed below the grommet strips out of sight which many people prefer. However this may require new grommet strips to be installed unless they are brand new frames.
If necessary however we can customise and work with frames without removing the strings first.
Why are my 2 idential models of racquets not already identical?
Most people expect their racquets to be exactly the same if buying 2 or more of the same racquet. However manufacturing of the racquets includes an acceptable range of usually + or – 7g weight. This means that 2 identical models of the same racquet could be as much as 14g different. However even if the static weight isn’t all that much different – the swingweight and/or the balance could still vary quite significantly and this will affect how they play.
Can you change the handle sizes?
We can easily increase the handle sizes of any frame using heat shrink sleeves which maintains the shape of the racquet. Many people will tend to apply 2 or 3 full grips on top of each others but this makes the handle much rounder than it should be.
With some manufactures we can also change the grip pallet to adjust the size of the handle up or down.
How often do I need to customise my racquets?
Once you have the specifications you want we will have a record of it and every time you get your racquet restrung we will check the customisations and replace any weights if necessary without charge. The only need for further cost will be if you purchase additional frames or change racquets.
It may take a bit of trial and error for you to find the exact specifications you want and we will work with you on this. Once you have it though that’s it. Unlike stringing there is no need to get your frames fully customised every month or 2. We will just check them when they are getting restrung.
How long will it take?
We aim to have racquets customised and ready for collection within 48 hours however some jobs may require a bit more time – particularly if we have to order in grommet strips or if there are more than 2 or 3 frames to work on.
If you are working to a deadline for a tournament or a trip however we will always aim to have your racquets ready when needed.
Discounted player packages are available for players competing at a Naional or International level. Please contact us for details.
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