How To Get Tennis String Through Blocked & Shared Holes

When stringing, it can often be challenging to get string through blocked and shared holes. In the video below, I share my tips for accomplishing this with relative ease. After learning these tips, you’ll never again have difficulty getting string through blocked or shared holes.

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  1. Brad Cranford, MRT says:


    As always you do an outstanding job and I appreciate what you do for fellow stringers.

    A few suggestions when facing a blocked hole is to plan ahead and use an awl to open up the grommets that are going to have a string blocking it. Same for shared hole grommets. also there is a wonderful Professional tool called Pathfinder Awl. It makes life real easy when you come accross a stubborn grommet (blocked or shared).

    Back in the old days of stringing we would make our own Come-a-Long wire. Ever hear of that?

    Again thanks and may we all grow together by sharing great tips and tricks to make stringing a whole lot easier.

  2. David Henry says:

    Brad – First and foremost, thank you for the kind words – very much appreciated.

    Secondly, thanks for adding more information and tips. There are often many ways to accomplish the same thing – so adding information about other methods is helpful and appreciated.

    Thirdly, I am very aware of the Pathfinder Awl, but I have never used it. The tips I described in my video have always worked for me, so I have never had a need to try a Pathfinder Awl. I’ve heard and read good things about it – perhaps I should give it a try.

    Lastly, I have never heard of a Come-a-Long wire. You’ll have to explain it here when you have a chance.

    Take care.


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