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We Buy Used Tennis Racquets

We buy premium tennis frames from the following brands

  • Babolat
  • Yonex
  • Tecnifibre

We do not buy any other brands.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 100% graphite premium frames.
  • We do not buy aluminum or fused graphite.
  • Remove all strings. We won’t even look at racquets with string in them.
  • Frames must not be more than 12 years old.
  • They must be clean – clean them with windex first then soap and water.
  • There must be no tape anywhere on the racquet.
  • Bumper guard must be intact – no broken bumper guards
  • If the grip/overgrip is not pristine, it must be removed.
  • Grommets must be intact.

COMPENSATION

    $80.00 store credit, if purchased from us.
    $40.00 store credit if purchased elsewhere.

HOW TO SELL THEM

Bring them into the store. Do not call. Do not email.

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Appointments

What do you want to do?


1. Shop/Browse
Due to the pandemic, we are not open for browsing/shopping right now. We have reorganized our store to a service counter set up (like Memory Express). Customers who just want to browse and check out prices can do that on our website. At present, we do not allow customers to wander around the store and handle merchandise.


2. Try-One-Before-You-Buy-One Racquet Demo Program
Our racquet demo program allows customers an opportunity to try racquets before buying them. The program is run out of the store and customers must attend the store in person in order to participate. If you wish to enter our demo program, or if you are already participating and want to make an appointment to swap out demo racquets, you can do that here


3. Request a SAFE Shoe Fitting Appointment
If you are coming into our store to try on shoes, we need to make sure that no other customers have touched the shoes you will be trying on in the past 24 hours. This requires coordination, especially for the most common sizes. Requiring appointments is the only way to organize this. Please make appointments at least three days ahead of time.


4. Request appointment (for something other than shoes).
Our goal is to communicate with customers as much as possible by email in order to minimize the need for face-to-face conversations. If you choose to make an appointment, please allow a few days lead time so that we can communicate via email before your visit. This will reduce risk on both sides.

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Covid 19 Information

Summary

  1. Our pandemic rules are strict. Our store is clean. Our environment is safe.
  2. Please book an appointment before you come.
  3. Shoe fittings are conducted by appointment only. No walk-ins are permitted.
  4. When an appointment is booked, customer contact info is collected for use in an outbreak.
  5. No browsing – We are a service counter only.
  6. Masks required for ALL ages. No exceptions. No exemptions.
  7. Minimize Risk – Order online – Pickup in-store.

Browsing

We have re-configured our store to prevent browsing. We have moved to a service counter arrangement. Under this new configuration, customers who enter the store are greeted by a service counter. An expert serves them at the counter.

If necessary, customers are invited behind the counter for service. Otherwise, all transactions occur at the customer service counter.

Service Counter Store Interior

These changes to our layout make cleaning up between visits faster than ever. They also ensure that asymptomatic customers are not walking around the store touching items and potentially spreading the virus passively to other customers.

Phase 2 Rules and Policies

Rule 1 – Masks are required to enter the store. No exceptions.

Customers who don’t want to wear masks can shop on our website.

Rule 2 – Customers who are not being served, must wait outside until we invite them in.

Given the size of our store, it is just not possible to social distance properly.

Rule 3 – No Returns

Due to the possibility of transmission, we are not accepting returns while the pandemic is underway.

Walk-ins & Appointments

In order to keep customers spread out and allow cleaning of our service counters between visits, we are requiring customers to make appointments.

Request appointment

Filling out the appointment request form cuts down on the amount of time needed for each transaction in-store and increases the speed of contact tracing should that ever be necessary.

Customers with appointments are guaranteed entry at their scheduled time. They will be alone in our store with our experts for their entire visit.

They do not have to worry about any other customers entering our store during their visit.

Walk-in customers (customers without appointments) will not be served.

Appointment Tips

Tip 1 – Make appointments two or more days ahead of time. Last minute appointments are unlikely.

Tip 2 – Do not call to make an appointment. Appointments are set up by email so that dates and times are in writing. We do not accept appointment requests by telephone.

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Try Before You Buy | Tecnifibre Squash Racquets

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Racquet Network customers test drive more than 1000 badminton, tennis, squash and pickleball racquets every year.

Tecnifibre ™ squash racquets are amongst our most popular for in-store customers who want to try before they buy. As a result, we offer more Tecnifibre racquets demos than anybody else. We even have doubles of the most popular Tecnifibre racquets.

Our Try Before You Buy program allows customers to spend up to month test driving a variety of racquets.

For more information, please come into the store and talk to an expert at 310 2525 Woodview Dr SW. We are open 7 days a week.


Tecnifibre Squash Racquets

Many — but not all — of the Tecnifibre racquets that we sell are included in our Try Before You Buy program. Please visit us in-store for details.

Racquet Selector For a full list of racquets in this category, please check out our ONLINE RACQUET SELECTOR. You can sort by sport, gender, brand, size, weight, balance and more.
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Racquet Recycling in Calgary

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So you just cleaned your garage out and found some old tennis, squash, badminton or racquetball racquets. They seem like they are still in good shape — in fact, they are practically new.

So what to do with them?

You could give them away … if you knew somebody who wanted them.

You could sell them … but that’s a lot of work for the $5.00 price you might get on Kijiji.

Or you could recycle them … or can you?

Can old racquets even be recycled?

If you read the City of Calgary’s website regarding advice for recycling used sporting goods, you will note that they advise putting these things in your black bin.

In other words, they tell you put them in the garbage. This is because, Calgary’s recycling system cannot recycle things like tennis, squash or badminton racquets.

The only way to recycle them is to sell them or give them away so that they can be used again. In doing so, at least you might prevent somebody down the road from buying something new which will also end up in the garbage.

If you are faced with this problem, Racquet Network can help you. We recycle some old tennis, squash, badminton and or racquetball racquets by refurbishing them and selling them to families and recreational players who prefer not to buy something new.

We don’t pay for the old racquets people bring in to be recycled, but neither do we charge people for them. All we do is recover the cost of refurbishment. So if we take an old racquet and refurbish the grips and strings, we sell it for the cost of the grips and the strings. We don’t charge for the racquet itself because we didn’t pay for it.

Now … there are some limits to this program.

First, we don’t refurbish old wooden racquets unless they are in pristine condition and could be used for decorations or props. But if you bring them in, we will look at them and determine what if anything might be done with them.

Second, we don’t repair broken racquets. If the frame is broken, the racquet cannot be recycled. So please put it in your black bin.

Finally, we will not offer you so much as a penny for your old frame. So please do not imagine you are going to come in and haggle with us, because that’s not going to happen.

If, however, you have an old racquet and you want us to help you get it into the hands of somebody who will use it, bring it into the store and leave it with us. If it can be salvaged, we will salvage it. If not, we will dispose of it for you. Either way, your conscience is clear.