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Best Tennis String for Children

Babolat Xcel Tennis String

We never recommend individual tennis string products nor do we rank them. We recommend string categories from which parents can pick a string that works best for their child.

The best overall tennis string category for children is 17 gauge soft strings, like multifilaments, synthetic guts and natural guts. All of the strings in this group are suitable for children who are not frequent string breakers.

Tennis Strings Recommended for Children

All tennis strings in this group are soft, powerful and playable. This is perfect combination for most children. However, some children — particularly boys — may swing a lot harder than usual and may find that they need to move up to thicker 16 gauge strings.

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Best Tennis String for Older Players

Babolat VS Touch Natural Tennis String - Half Set - 16 Gauge

We never recommend individual tennis string products nor do we rank them. We recommend string categories from which older players can pick a string that works best for their usage context.

The best overall tennis string category for most older players is 17 gauge soft strings, like multifilaments, synthetic guts and natural guts. All of the strings in this group are suitable for older players who are not frequent string breakers.

Tennis Strings Recommended for Older Players

All tennis strings in this group are soft, powerful and playable. This is perfect combination for most older players. However, some older players — particularly singles players — may find that they need to move up to thicker 16 gauge strings.

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Best Tennis String for Recreational Ladies

Babolat Xcel Tennis String

We never recommend individual tennis string products nor do we rank them. We recommend string categories from which players can pick a string that works best for them.

The best overall tennis string category for recreational ladies is 17 gauge soft strings, like multifilaments, synthetic guts and natural guts. All of the strings in this group are suitable for recreational ladies who are not frequent string breakers.

Tennis Strings Recommended for Recreational Ladies

All tennis strings in this group are soft, powerful and playable. This is perfect combination for most ladies at the recreational level. However, some ladies may swing a lot harder than usual and may find that they need to move up to thicker 16 gauge strings.

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Save $200 Stringing Babolat Tennis Racquets

Great news for Babolat fans in Calgary. Our Babolat tennis racquet program just got even better.

There is no point in buying your Babolat tennis racquets anywhere else because nobody can beat this deal.

Starting today, every customized Babolat ™ tennis racquet purchased in-store now comes with $200 in free stringing upgrades.

But wait! There’s more …

Customers who purchase these racquets from us will save time as well as money because they will be able to automatically upgrade from basic labour (one week turnaround) to guaranteed one-hour stringing at no extra charge.

Racquet Network’s new tennis program saves you $20 every time you string your racquet. It also cuts down on the number of trips you have to make to our store.

Here is how things normally work.

  1. Break a string.
  2. Bring racquet to the store.
  3. Go home and wait for email notification.
  4. Come back to the store a few days later to pick your racquet up.

In other words, you make two trips to the store.

Here is how things work now.

  1. Break a string.
  2. Book an appointment.
  3. Bring your racquet to the store.
  4. Wait 30 minutes and then take your racquet home with you.

In order words, you only come to the store once.

The new system also saves you money. Guaranteed one-hour racquet service normally costs $40.00 plus the cost of string. Under the new program, it costs the same as one-week service: $20 plus the cost of string.

So players who are participating in our new program save $200 and 10 trips to the store, which more than pays for the cost of a new racquet.

This is because when you purchase a new Babolat tennis racquet from us, we automatically include $200 worth of stringing upgrades.

While this is awesome deal for anybody who lives in southwest Calgary, this is an even better deal for tennis players who live far from our store because it saves them even more time and more money on racquet stringing services.

Our new tennis program, therefore, continues to be the best overall program in Calgary for tennis players who want to save time, save money and play with the best tennis racquets in the world. In addition to those three things, our program is also best for the environment because it reduces car trips and keeps racquets out of the landfills for longer.

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Become a Racquet Network Playtester

Become a Racquet Network Playtester

Racquet Network invites frequent intermediate racquet sports players to become Product Playtesters.

Product Playtesters are brand ambassadors who test racquets, strings, shoes and other products during their regular activities and then write product reviews which are published on our website.

Even though they do not work for us, we consider Product Playtesters to be part of the family and we allow them to purchase everything we sell at staff price.

In many cases, Product Playtesters are allowed to keep what they test. In some cases, they have the option of purchasing tested products at staff price once testing is complete.

In order to become a Product Playtesters, an applicant must be a frequent player at the intermediate level who has been a Racquet Network customer for at least one full year. They must be active in their sport at least nine months per year, must be active on social media channels and must demonstrate enthusiasm for Racquet Network on their social media accounts.

Racquet Network supports a maximum of five product testers in each of the following sports:

  • tennis
  • squash
  • badminton
  • pickleball
  • racquetball

To apply to become a product tester, please send an email to orders@racquetnetwork.com.

Before you do that, however, consider the following points carefully.

  • We only consider applicants who live in Calgary.
  • We only consider customers who have been with us for a year or more.
  • We only consider frequent intermediate players — not beginners, not experts.
  • We only consider people who are active in their sport nine months a year or more.
  • We only consider people who have already shown us love on their social media accounts.

All new Product Playtesters start on a waiting list and remain there for a minimum of three months while they wait for a position to come open. When/if they are accepted as Product Playtesters, they get a maximum term of three years.

Sorry. There are no exceptions. After three years, it is time to step aside and allow somebody else to have this opportunity.