Racquet Restringing

Take advantage of our one-hour turnaround racquet service!

The Stringing Machines

We string over 5000 racquets a year and in October 2015 were chosen by Babolat to be one of 16 pilot stores in the World to launch the My Play Point Racket Station.  We are now the only My Play Point store in the UK.  The Babolat Play Machine is completely unique and the World’s most technologically advanced racquet stringing machine. 

It is pressure sensitive with coated string clamps for optimum care of strings, a multi-function colour touch screen for accuracy and has the ability to text customers when their racquet has been restrung and is ready for collection.  The business also has two Wilson Baiardo stringing machines and became authorised Wilson service centres in 2010.

The Baiardo was launched at the US Open in 2008 and was used at the Australian Open and Swiss Open Badminton tournaments in 2010.

Our customers include world players such as Ali Walker, Thierry Lincou, James Willstrop and Jenny Duncalf.

We pride ourselves that our machines are cleaned daily and serviced very regularly, to ensure that they continuously perform as new.

The Strings

We offer a huge selection of strings to optimise your game and have the knowledge to advise you on the string that is right for you, whether that be a combination of playability and durability, an excellent all-around performance string, or one comparable to natural gut. Our stock includes the strings used by the top players – Federer’s Wilson’s Champion’s Choice, Nadal’s Babolat’s RPM Blast to name just a few. We offer expert advice and guidance regarding your personal string and string tension. We stock a huge range of strings including Luxilon, Babolat, Wilson, Yonex, Gosen and Tecnifibre. Whether you are a stringbreaker, play with topspin or slice, we can advise you on the string you need for your game. We give you information on power and control, maximising the potential from your racquet and you.

The Racquet Restringing Service

For convenience, if requested, a text will be sent to you stating your racquet is ready for collection.  An information strip will be fitted to your racquet after it has been restrung, detailing the string, tension, date and stringer for your records. This can then be utilised each time your racquet is restrung and amended accordingly. We can also keep all your restringing details on our My Play Point system for your peace of mind.

For your information, a very general rule for the length of time you should leave a racquet before restringing – the number of times in a week you play, is the number of times in a year, your racquet should be restrung.

All our pro frames are available for custom stringing.  Please contact us for more information on this service.

We offer a huge grip selection including replacement grips and overgrips from Karakal, Wilson, Head and Babolat. So whether you need more tackiness or more comfort, we will have the grip that will be perfect for you. We can help protect your frame too, new bump guards, replacement cap ends and grip sleeves can be fitted whenever necessary.

We also offer a measurement service for junior tennis players, always ensuring the appropriate size of racquet for their needs is provided. This is important to build confidence as well as range of movement. Our extensive range of junior racquets from aluminium to graphite frames enables every child to have the best start into the game.

How it works…

Telephone the shop on 01904 693163

Discuss what time you would like to drop your racquet off.

We will reserve one of the machines for you at the time specified.

Drop off your racquet at the time agreed and discuss your requirements, strings, tension, new grip etc.

Collect your racquet one hour later.

I T Sports

Unit 5, Tower Court, Oakdale Road, Clifton Moorgate, York YO30 4XL
Tel: 01904 693 163