wanted: tennis stringer in NYC (manhattan)

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  1. lgbalfa

    lgbalfa Professional

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    wanted: tennis stringer in NYC (manhattan)

    i am looking for someone that strings racquets on the side that lives in manhattan.

    i usually get it done in NJ but i don't go there that often and pro shops in NYC are just too $$.

    please let me know if this is something you do on the side.

    thanks
     
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  2. TennisMaverick

    TennisMaverick Banned

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    No one is going to do it in the City for less than $25.

    However, there is a retired guy who strings well and cheaper than that who lives on Riverside Dr around 110th. He plays at 119th and Riverside Pk on the nine hardcourts just below the Riverside Church. I haven't been there in a few years, but everyone knows the guy, he advertises on the community board, or else ask the day tennis attendant. Hopefully, he's still stringing and still alive.

    Otherwise, ******* is the cheapest, but far from the best. GrandSlam in GCS in the tracks is second best after ****. Ask for Mark T. at GS; some of the other stringers are not as good. Mason's isn't bad, and depending on whose there at Princeton in Chelsea, they're OK as well.
     
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  3. mhj202

    mhj202 Rookie

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    $25 would be decent. Generally it seems that the going rate is $45 or so, with one possible low-end string option at $35.

    I'm pretty sure Princeton in Chelsea went out of business. The tennis dept at GS on 54th bw Lex and 3rd is being shutdown to expand their golf shop but I don't think that the quality would generally be what folks are looking for. So far it seems that Masons and **** are the best bets -- unless someone else has a rec.
     
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  4. lgbalfa

    lgbalfa Professional

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    thanks for the info.

    i am familiar with all the tennis shops in NYC.

    mark has strung my racquets in the past.

    i live on the eastside so getting to riverside park is a journey in itself.
     
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  5. DCaicedo

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    Would you go to the NTC? The Pro Shop stringers there, who I think operate out of Grand Central too, are pretty cool. Not sure how much they charge though.
     
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  6. tennisman91389

    tennisman91389 New User

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    Visit nycstringer.com

    $25
    Free pick-up and delivery.
    NYCstringer.com
     
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