We offer on-the-spot, while-you-wait racquet stringing every weekday evening (5:00-8:00pm). The price is $20.00 including string and labour.
Here are the rules:
- first come first serve
- no appointment required
- one racquet per customer
- customer must remain in-store during stringing
- price includes string and labour
- stringing only – no repairs
- no outside string
On the Spot Stringing Tension:
- Badminton (graphite): 22 lbs
- Badminton (aluminum): 17 lbs
- Squash: 25 lbs
- Tennis: 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 be in the store to pick your racquet up when when it is done — no exceptions.
If the racquet you bring in for stringing was purchased from us, you may add your name to the waiting list starting at 4:45. If you did not purchase the racquet from us, you can sign up after 5:00pm.
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 7:00pm. 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.
Installing Racquet Strings
Racquet Network offers both custom stringing and discount stringing options.
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