How much money does it usually cost to get your racquet strung?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by K-LEG, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. K-LEG

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    How much does it cost to get your racquet strung by a pro shop. If there isn't a specific price could you please give me a good estimate, thanks.
     
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  2. little_e

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    It depends on what you are having strung, chep synthetic will run 20-25, poly and multi 30-50, and gut will probablty be in 60 range.
     
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  3. tomzo22

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    here in the uk, it cost me £25 for my racket to be restrung with luxilon alu power- which costs about £11 in the uk for a pack, so £14 labour fee.
     
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  4. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    I use natural gut and it costs between $40- $45. I may be over paying but I can't complain, I don't like stringing my rackets so I have to deal with it.
     
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  5. brandx

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    They charge about $15 for labor here in Virginia. I used to bring my own string due to limited selection at some shops. Of course, I now string my own racquets.
     
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  6. Voltron

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    I string for myself, and of course I don't charge anything! ;) I do string for a few other people, and I charge $10 labor for anything but gut, $15 for gut hybrid, $20 for gut, and $100 for full kevlar. ;)
     
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  7. Chauvalito

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    $12 for labor here, i usually provide the string...
     
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  8. K-LEG

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    How can you string your own racquet do you need a machine? If you don't need a machine, please tell me how.
     
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  9. Voltron

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    You need a machine, or 30" arms.
     
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  10. theace21

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    Every area is probably a little different. Just call a few and ask for some basic strings like Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex. My guess is most stores carry this and it will give you an idea how has the best prices...
     
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  11. FEDEX1

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    i pay around $10 for my string and like 10 for labor to. well actually more like 12 for the labor...i forget but its someting like that so about $20 all together
     
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  12. Court_Jester

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    You can use this device called stringing lever (courtesy of flash9):

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    Our tennis pro charges $20 + the cost of the string. FWIW, he uses a Prince Neos 1000 and it appears to take him (and his wife who is also a pro) about 20-25 minutes to string a typical racquet.
     
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  14. stevekim8

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    all the places that i know, strings at $15 just for labor, string fee not included. doesn't matter if it's gut or hybrid. always $15 here.
     
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  15. Pr0DiGy

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    I string all the rackets for the guys on my team for free. Get's me a good reputation with them and especially the coach. I only charge them for cost of string, and only the real cost plus a few extra bucks (2 or 3) for the shipping I might've had to pay when ordering from Tennis Warehouse (best string selection ever, I love it!).

    That being said, all the pro shops and sports chains all charge the same price (as far as I know): 16$+cost of string.
     
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  16. tennisboi

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    it depends. i know on the other thread you said you live in tigard, oregon. i use to go to courtside in beaverton and get my rackets strung with cheep syn gut it cost me $16 for just the string job. the strings were $3.25. i remember when i had the hybrid of natural gut and luxilon in my strings...lol...bad idea. almost $80 for my 2 rackets.

    but i just got my new stringing machine like a week ago. and i string my own rackets these days. and it's lesss cheaper. except i spend around $13 for strings. but the play better than syn.
     
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  17. K-LEG

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    Since you live in Tigard I bet you know where Players' Racquet Shop is? Do you know how much they charge?
     
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  18. Virginia

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    Here in New Zealand, it costs NZ$50 (around US$39) for most strings if you go to a sports store. However the people there don't have a clue how to string properly - they aren't trained and tend to pick up bad habits.

    Luckily I have a friend who's a member of the NZ Stringers Association (and is a coach as well) and what he doesn't know about strings and racquets isn't worth knowing. He generally charges me around NZ$30-35 (about US$23-27). He got in a large supply of leather grips some years ago, so I've got all my racquets regripped (even the ones I don't actually play with) for NZ$15 (US$11.75) each. Sweet deal huh?
     
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  19. SideSpinPDR

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    Wow, labor down here is only $8.00 + the cost of strings. The shop I go to can have it back to you in about 30minutes if they're not busy and you absolutely need it.
     
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  20. uk_skippy

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    Where abouts in the UK are you and where do you normally get your rqts strung (for alu power @ £25)?

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  21. User Name

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    $15 for labor and $20-$25 for psgd
     
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  22. Young Pete

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    i charge 10 dollars and i include basic string.
     
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  23. tomzo22

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    Paul
    <http://www.colinthestringer.com/prices/>

    he's very good, quick turn around etc.
     
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  25. tomzo22

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    How much would you charge Paul?
    (you seem to have a similar amount of experience as Colin)

    P.s Sorry for the long chain of messages- I cant edit for some reason..
     
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  26. origmarm

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    In the UK I get it for about £10-15 on the labour (so about 20-30USD) and then about £15-25 for the strings depending (so about 30-50USD). Normally I get my own string and pay about £15 for it so you are looking at about £25 in total so about 50USD...too much in my opinion but pretty average for over here
     
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  27. uk_skippy

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    No probs

    for full Luxilion Alu - £18.00

    http://www.theracquetstringer.co.uk/tenstrings2.htm

    Regards

    Paul
     
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  28. tomzo22

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    is that for a restring service or just the string? Could i,for instance, post my racket and then you send it back?
     
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  29. Wawa

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    u can buy a new racquet is cheaper than to strung her!
     
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  30. Wawa

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    i did it once...
     
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  31. lilxjohnyy

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    10 for labor of multi or syn gut
    13 for poly
    17 if i provide string
     
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  32. uk_skippy

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    Thats the price I charge for stringing the rqt with Alu power. Yes You can send me your rqt. I usually send it back out the next day (after I received your rqt). The cost doesn't include any postage costs back to you. You'd need to add on about another £3.50

    If you want to discuss this further, please feel free to email at

    enquiries@theracquetstringer.co.uk

    regards

    Paul
     
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  33. scraps234

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    i get it for 15 becuz of some nice friends
     
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  34. mikeler

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    $11-$15 for labor at most shops in central Florida.
     
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  35. william7gr

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    $25 + strings
    Getting an Alpha pioneer DC Plus for christmas
     
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  36. Drewwonu

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    Are you serious? :shock:
     
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  37. Navy Gator

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    Little shop here in Atlanta charged me $40 bucks for Tech Biphase. Guy at work charged me $25. This was the reason I started stringing my own.

    I charge only the cost of strings for close friends, cost of string + $10 for everyone else. At $10 profit a job, that is probably around $14 an hour which is what I made 25 years ago. Definately do it as a relaxation exercise for me more so than as a money making enterprise.
     
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  38. curvefan

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    I just paid $10.60 for a multi string job.

    I supplied the string.

    The Summit Tennis and Athletic Club in Central PA.
     
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  39. Tofi

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    £10 if i supply the string. its for any sring type and any racket.
     
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  40. 1012007

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    Tofi thats quite alot, £5 is probs standard. I could do it cheaper for you:)
     
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    15$ for labor and i am geting my own stringer so free although i charge 8$ for labor.well i have my stringer
     
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  42. Daycrawler

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    The price of string since I string by own. I started stringing others and I charge $10 for Synthetic Gut, $28 for ALU Big Banger Rough, Pro Red code Full is $20.
     
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  43. jim e

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    40 years ago, when I 1st started to string, I charged $10.labor plus string price.
    Needless to say, that fee has gone up.
    Has no one here ever heard of cost of living, or inflation?
     
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  44. Tofi

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    yeah but the guy is at my club so i dont have to wait for it to be posted back to me.
     
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  45. Daycrawler

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    I normally only charge $7 for labor.
     
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  46. smirker

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    wow, cost of living is cheap in Wales! £12 labour plus string here, (minimum £17 for the most basic string they offer) hence the reason I am buying a stringer.
     
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  47. himynameisminh

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    I noticed you're in AZ. Whereabouts? I might have to pay you a visit :D
     
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  48. Ronaldo

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    Charge $10 or a 12 pk beer. Inflation, eh? At least a pint of draft is under a buck now.
     
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  49. tenniskid567

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    Wow....the Sports Authority here strings it for $.01 if you buy the strings there, and 8 bucks if you bring your own. The most I ever paid for a string job is 20 bucks at the local pro shop, but that was the last time I ever did that....
     
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  50. Ronaldo

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    Wow, wonder how The Sports Authority can afford to keep Thomas Martinez stringing on those high priced electronic machines, eh?
     
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