HARJ'S GUIDE TO
We offer a quality racket stringing service here at the Club. This service is provided by club member Harjinder Gata-Aura who is a keen squash and racketball player himself. Harj strings squash rackets for his son Taminder (who turned professional in 2013) and his fellow professional squash players. Harj can string other racket types including racketball and badminton. There are different stringing options available and Harj is always happy to offer advice should you require it. You can even supply your own string if desired. Harj can also fit new grips, grommet sets and bumper strips. Harj uses a quality electronic stringing machine.
Some Information About Strings
Thin strings are more powerful but do tend to be less durable so can work out more costly to use as more frequent restrings may be required. Thicker strings are more resistant but as they are generally less powerful there is a trade off. Squash strings range from 1.06mm – 1.30mm thickness. Thicker strings are available but these are really designed for tennis or racketball rackets with larger heads.
A racket strung at a lower tension will provide more power than one at a higher tension and is generally better for players still developing their game whilst a higher tension provides greater control and is more applicable for advanced players who are aiming for precise length and width. Every racket comes with a recommended string tension which is sometimes listed on the racket throat or frame. The recommended tension for squash rackets is usually between 20lbs-35lbs. In general larger racket heads will require higher tension than smaller ones in order to achieve comparable playability levels. Racket strings lose tension over time, even if they are not in use.
Natural Gut v. Synthetic
Natural gut strings have great resilience and offer good control and touch. They do tend to be more commonly used in tennis rackets and can be very costly. Most squash and racketball rackets come pre-strung by the manufacturers with synthetic strings and there are several types available i.e. monofilament (one solid piece), multifilament (many pieces intertwined) or nylon.
strings we fit
Some Examples Of Strings We Can Supply & Fit
Ashaway Super Nick XL
Ashaway Super Nick XL offers soft playability with a textured surface, delivering optimum ball control and excellent resilience in all rackets. Super Nick XL has a multifiliment construction for gut-like performance.
Ashaway Super Kill XL
Ashaway Super Kill XL offers a combination of a multifilament core and double braided nylon polymers. Super Kill XL string provides tension stability, ball control and durability.
Ashaway Power Kill Pro
Ashaway Power Kill Pro has been introduced for the professional level player. It is a tough string which uses Power Filament Technology and Zyex fibres to offer ultimate durability, power and string tension maintenance.
Tecnifibre 305 provides more comfort and a better feel, as well as anti abrasion coating for increased durability. 305 has a thin gauge for higher ball speed and maximum shock absorption, with the highest content of polyurethane.
Tecnifibre 305+ provides maximum comfort with 400% elasticity and better feel, as well as anti-abrasion coating for increased durability. In addition, 400% elasticity provides the dynamic performance needed.
RAB Sensor Fibre
RAB Sensor Fibre HD offers sensational power and feel. Small fibres are formed together by a unique chemical and heat process. The material is saturated with polyurethane, twisted and time cured to create exact string memory.