Tennis Stringing Tools

I am often asked questions about tennis stringing tools… Which tools to use, how to use them, when to use them, and so on. In the following video, I discuss the tennis stringing tools I use and how/why/when I use them. You may be surprised at how few tools I use. I like to keep life simple. 🙂

If you’re new to stringing, you’ll likely find the following video helpful. Check it out…

Thanks for checking in.

DH

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  1. Phil Shen says:

    Path finding awl is good I like it once you use it you won’t go back

  2. David Henry says:

    Yep… I’ve heard its a pretty cool tool – I’ve just never had a need for it. The methods I use for getting through a blocked or shared hole have always worked for me. I’m sure I’ll break down and try it at some point. 🙂 I hope all is well.

    DH

  3. Phil Shen says:

    Granted it doesn’t work for everything. The best use for it usually is when the string is on the inside of the frame and you need to get it to the outside you put the tool through the gromet on the outside of the frame so the tool goes through the gromet

    There are some good videos on how to use it I think yulitle has one.

    I think you missing one tool for the starting clamp you mentioned one use it butt saver. So one can argue that scrap string is a tool haha I know I always keep scrap string near by. Both for butt saver and to put over blocked holes to pull string away to open up holes I have some pre cut scrap string for that

  4. David Henry says:

    Lol. Yes… Scrap string is an important “tool” especially for the “butt saver” technique. I’ll have to post a video sometime soon of this huge bag of scrap string I have.

    I know a lot of stringers use pieces of scrap string to “pre-plan” when stringing the mains and place by blocked holes, so you can pull the string away and more easily get the cross through. It is a very good technique.

    As I’ve said in some of my videos, I always just cut the tip at an angle, and carefully push the string through on blocked holes. Works every time for me – although sometimes it is more challenging than others. For me it is just easier and faster than using the scrap string method. Again, both ways are perfectly acceptable, and as you know, there are so many things with stringing that just boil down to personal preference.

    Thanks for the comment, Phil – always a pleasure to hear from you.

    Take care.

    DH

  5. Phil Shen says:

    Yes always good to hear from you too if you are ever in my neck of the woods we’ll have to grab a beer or something so hit me up.

    Lol just had to put in scrap string. It can be a stringers best friend.

    Phil

  6. David Henry says:

    Will do! Take care.

    DH

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