View Full Version : WSJ article: US Open Pro stringer services for the rest of us

Bad Dog
08-24-2007, 06:45 AM

According to the article in today's Wall Street Journal, for the world's top touring pros, stringing “prices are, in general, in line with most tennis shops […]”

The article focuses on how the pro stringers take the time to listen to their clients and advise them on better alternatives for their game.

Consequently, my sense is that what makes a stringer really good is *not* whether he (or she?) has a stringing machine worth thousands of dollars and a roster of internationally recognized touring clients. Instead, it is the stringer’s patience, willingness to listen, and to give specific advice -- on the basis of the client/player’s individual concerns. :)

In the mid-Atlantic region, I’m lucky enough to know several knowledgeable stringers – older, younger – with more expensive stringing machines, and also less expensive machines. It is their dedication, consistency – and above all their sheer enthusiasm for great stringing at reasonable prices – that keep their grateful clients coming back. :)

Thus it appears that great stringers would probably include most of you -- as you dedicate your time to learning from each other on this board -- so you can give your clients the best advice possible :)

08-24-2007, 07:51 AM
Thank you for the link.