Home made Racquet holder

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by lwto, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. lwto

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    Paint is ugly, but it worked out really well.

    I used PVC piping from HDepot, cut them to size fitted them with T-connectors and a couple of elbows.

    Cost less than 16 dollars and works really well.

    I used some old grips and taped them a long the top so the racquets wouldn't torque and drop.
     
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  2. Rabbit

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    that is a great idea
     
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  3. treblings

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    what a great and well-timed post. i was just thinking about how to organize my racquets:)all 500+ of them
     
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  4. struggle

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    post up the instructions/dimensions. Looks like 1 inch pipe?
    I'll huff some pvc glue, no problem.

    looks nice and easy enough, but is there anything you might change?
     
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    Put wheels on it... Attach a dog leash to it and show up to matches with one in tow... :lol:
     
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  6. Chotobaka

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    Very nice job, man. Well done.
     
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  7. lwto

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    Thanks..
    Yes it was 1 inch pvc.

    Anything I would change?

    after completion, I was thinking I could put another layer to create a shelf of sorts.. maybe for strings, accessories. you could put a shelf board on.l

    Yeah, the one thing that had a problem was the racquets torquing, but I kind of solved that with the grips across the top. It had enough tackiness to stop the racquet from sliding.

    My other thought was to have the top bars a series of 'T" fittings accross it down the length of the holder, there by having a natural stop of Torquing. I kind of dismissed that as I wanted the racquet to be able to slide.

    But thanks.. appreciate the input.

    I have a lot of tennis shoes.. I thought this would be a perfect idea for your tennis shoe.. shoe rack.
     
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  8. Faithfulfather

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    Great job. I want one!
     
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    you could cut notches into the top PVC rails to stop the torquing/sliding. each racquet would have a 'slot'. obviously with this method, you wouldn't be able to freely slide the racquets back and forth.
     
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    For various styles of rackets and for long term storage, I'd stick with some sort of 'padding'. Care should be taken not to use anything that will 'stick' to the rackets(if the rackets will be stored long-term, especially). On wood models, for example, a sticky material might grab the trim strings wrapped around the hoop or could actually pull off the lacquer finish. It's less important on metal or graphite rackets or for short term storage, but still a consideration. Some sort of felt would cushion the frames, eliminate sticking and still allow the rackets to slide a bit when needed.

    lwto, nice job. Would be great if you had a 'free' source of some of the lengths(scraps, leftovers, etc). Any plumbers in the family or neighborhood? ;)
     
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  11. lwto

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    Well thanks.
    The material I think cost less than 15 dollars I think so it wouldn't put you out much.
    I just got like 8 pieces of pre cut 3' tubbing
    a bag of t's and elbows.

    I didn't even glue it.

    you will notice if you look carefully, the base width is probably about and inch and a half wider than the top.

    I used the same cut outs for the cross pieces but just jammed the top cross holds into the elbows further.
     
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  13. lwto

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    Thanks Lakers.. no pic what the point?
     
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    you have 500+ rackets?????????
     
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    I met a guy that had about 500 classic rackets. They were stuffed in all kinds of drawers and hanging about in his garage.
     
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  16. Chotobaka

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    Do you have a pic of this one? I am trying to picture it in my mind and am coming up blank.
     
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    It's like a folding TV tray table without the top. I've seen them at a couple of tennis shops. They have Babolat, Head and Wilson logos, but all built the same. If I run into a picture of one, I'll post it.
     
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  18. Chotobaka

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    Thanks, man. I haven't seen one but get the idea now.
     
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    what a disgrace. he needs to open a museum and post on here
     
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  20. Steve Huff

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    For padding, use pipe insulation. It's tube-shaped, and has a slit up one side so it fits around a pipe. It's easy to cut to length too.
     
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    Yeah I had thought of that, but keep forgetting to pick some up. good idea though, thanks!
     
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    Bump. I'd like to make a racquet holder myself. Any one else have other ideas?

    I was thinking of making one that resembles a bike rack where each racquet has its spot (w/ handle pointing up).
     
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    Nice rack :lol:

    With how expensive racquets are, I don't see how people can have so many racquets. 500+? crazy.
     
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    Tremendous!!
     
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  25. lwto

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    Soo I did use the padding, thanks, and great idea. worked perfect.. and the price was right, $1.99.
     
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    I took a keyboard stand that wasn't being used and converted it as a racket holder. The only problem is that the bars are kind of short. And yes, pipe insulation will go on it; realized it after I took the picture. Without the pipe insulation, the rackets do slight around with the slightest bump and will likely fall off.

    You can purchase any keyboard stand online or at your local music supply store like M USIC I A N's FRIE ND and GUI TAR CEN TER between $10-$40. Sometimes they have used ones for sale too.

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    you could cross drill top beams at inch intervals then string it to make perpendicular separators
     
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  28. zapvor

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    i was going to build one with wood. round dowels and 2x4. or not
     
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    i built one out of pvc pipe and prettied it up one time.

    then i junked it and made a "pegboard" to hang a few rows
    of sticks. off the floor and they don't fall off.
     
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  31. Irvin

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    Very nice.
     
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  32. The_Question

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    OP, that is awesome! Well done.
     
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