Tennis Stringing – Top-to-Bottom Crosses

Abiding by a tennis stringing “best practice”, I always string my crosses top-to-bottom (or head-to-throat).  In the video below, I explain why I always strings my crosses top-to-bottom, and I discuss two stringing methods you can use to ensure you string your crosses top-to-bottom – even when your mains end at the throat.

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  1. VamosTonyo says:

    I totally agree with you on why to string from top to bottom for the crosses. I never really thought about all that tension down at the bottom of the racquet. I’ve been following Babolats guide for stringing the AeroPro Drive Cortex and the mains stop at the bottom and then tie off crosses at the top. My short side main is always not as tight as the long side main. I think if I do the DireDesire ATW pattern it will help with the short side main and then start the crosses at the top. If I follow you right the last tie off will be at the bottom and it shouldn’t be that much of a problem with a not so tight cross at the bottom. I saw Xavi Segura stringing Rafael Nadals racquet in 2 different videos and he’s string the crosses from top to bottom. One he must have been doing the ATW and the other a 2 piece job because I didn’t see the string on the last cross near the throat.

  2. David Henry says:

    Thanks for the comment. Yeah… Either do an ATW pattern or string it two-piece, so your crosses will be strung top-to-bottom. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Take care.


  3. Gurwant Khabra says:

    Does stringing the crosses from top to bottom start as over/under or under/over?

  4. David Henry says:

    Doesn’t matter – completely up to you. Take care.


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