We offer on-the-spot, while-you-wait racquet stringing every Sunday afternoon 12:00-4:00. This service must be ordered online BEFORE coming to the store. A printed copy of the receipt must be brought into the store with the racquet.
Here are the rules:
- first come first serve
- no appointment required
- one racquet per customer per day
- customer must remain nearby during stringing
- price includes string, labour and Racquet Network stencil
- stringing only – no repairs
- no outside string
On the Spot Stringing String and Tension:
- Badminton (graphite): multifilament at 22 lbs
- Badminton (aluminum): multifilament at 17 lbs
- Squash: synthetic gut at 25 lbs
- Tennis: synthetic gut at 55 lbs
How to participate:
Ask the cashier to add your name to the waiting list when you come in. When your name is called, bring your racquet to the stinger’s desk. You must remain in the store while your racquet is being strung.
While you are waiting, you can:
- fill your bottle with fresh Culligan water
- enjoy a Timmy’s or a Starbucks coffee
- relax on one of our lounge chairs
- watch television
- recharge your phone at one of our charging stations
- try on shoes or apparel
- consult with us about racquets or strings
Last racquet starts at 4:00pm. Service is on a first come first serve basis. We recommend coming early.
The whole point of on-the-spot stringing is to get our customers super fast racquet stringing at a super cheap price. In order to ensure that we can do this for our customers, we only permit racquets that are easy to string and can be done quickly.
On-the-spot racquet stringing is not available for Ektelon racquetball racquets or other complicated racquets with odd stringing patterns that slow things down for everyone in line. Racquets with complex stringing patterns may be exempted on a case-by-case basis.
What is not included:
On-the-Spot stringing is discount stringing; it is not custom stringing. Therefore the following services are not included:
- discount stringing does not include thorough frame cleaning
- discount stringing does not include grommet repairs
- discount stringing does not include bumper guard replacement
- discount stringing does not come with a warranty
- discount stringing does not come with warranty support (should your frame break)
- discount stringing does not come with a satisfaction guarantee
- discount stringing does not come with email notification
- discount stringing does not include keeping your stringing specs on file
- discount stringing does not include use of loaner racquets
- discount stringing does not include pick-it-up-when-you-get-around-to-it
- discount stringing does not include a guaranteed completion date/time
All of these services, however, are included with custom stringing.
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.