This is a support program for competitive athletes under the age of 18 who restring frequently and who live in the Calgary area.
This program is intended to help parents cope with the high cost of supporting competitive junior athletes.
Competitive junior players who are enrolled in professionally coached city, provincial or national programs get up to 6 custom restrings per month at no charge for labour. Additional restrings during the same month are at 50% off labour. In exchange, these players give back by helping us grow their sports.
- player must commit to a six month term
- one reel of string must per purchased at the start of the program
- standard turnaround only — no rush jobs
- player must update readers on their accomplishments so that our members can follow their careers
- player must actively share Racquet Network and its player community posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media
- a standard service agreement laying out specific Terms of Service must be signed by the athlete and their parents before entering into the program
Players who excel in this program, may be offered other opportunities such as partial or full brand sponsorship. They may also be offered additional opportunities in our retail store or in support of our coaches and instructors.
Who May Apply?
This program is open to Racquet Network customers with a transaction history dating back at least six months. Please apply by sending a resume of junior athletic accomplishments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players who are not currently in the Top 3 in their age bracket are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are Racquet Stringing Experts
|Our Master Stringers are trained by the US Racquet Stringer’s Association.|
|Racquet Network is a member of the prestigious Yonex Stringing Team.|
|In 2017, members of the Racquet Network custom stringing team were invited to string at the Canadian Open Badminton Championships in Calgary.|
|In 2018, we strung racquets for professionals at the National Bank Challenger Event in Calgary.|
Yonex Stringing Team
Racquet Network is a member of the prestigious Yonex Stringing Team. We are invited to string at elite tennis and badminton events. While we cannot attend every event we are invited to, we do our best to help out when such events are in Alberta.
Custom & Discount Stringing
Racquet Network offers the following racquet stringing services in our southwest Calgary racquet store:
Discount racquet stringing is inexpensive (starting at $20 for string and labour) but comes with very few options. This is recommended for players who just want some string in their racquet. They do not expect their string bed to contribute to their performance.
Custom racquet stringing costs more but it allows players to customize their string bed to enhance their performance. Custom stringing offers a full range of options, including string, colour, tension and turnaround. It comes with a two week warranty and a satisfaction guarantee. Custom turnaround options include:
Discount Racquet Stringing
Players who want discount racquet stringing are required to place their order through our website, print their receipt, wrap it around the handle of their racquet and drop it off at the store. Our staff are not permitted to accept racquets brought in for discount stringing unless the receipt is attached to the handle. So please do not forget to do this.
Custom Racquet Stringing Benefits
In addition to faster turnaround options, players who choose custom racquet stringing also get the following benefits
- two week warranty on labour
- satisfaction guarantee
- email notification when racquets are ready
- early pickup is permitted
- choose your tension
- choose your string colour
- choose your string gauge
- choose your string brand
- free frame cleaning included
- free minor grommet repairs included
- sponsorship credits can raise funds for player’s home club
- stringing notes permanently kept on file