How much do you pay for stringing?

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
For the last two years, I haven't played to the extent where I regularly have to get my racquet strung -- plus, the guy who ran the park district for as long as I can remember, if you were a "regular" would string for $20 for a range of strings, including mid tier poly (Hurricane, RPM). And, he'd charge $10 if you provided your own string (a single set or on a reel). Anyway, all good things come to an end and the park district now charges $35 for popular polys - which I really don't think is crazy. I'm not taken aback by the price or anything, but I was still wondering what other people pay -- for those who do pay; I know many TTers string their own racquets.
 

TomTennis495

Semi-Pro
Local stringer who is good enough to string at the Citi open here in Washington DC charges $20 per racquet. My old club charged the same but did less quality control.
 

Holdfast44ID

Semi-Pro
I used to charge $20 for labor 25+ years ago. So, if you do 8 racquets a day, that's $160/day for your labor alone. You can mark up your own string a bit too, of course. I only string my own racquets (or for friends on rare occasions) since 1996. Man, if I had to do this for a living now? You have to figure your "time" is $$. $20/hour is not much to live on in Silicon Valley. lol. Of course, you could get more than 8 racquets a day and string two racquets per hour if you are fast. But, just like getting tennis lessons, that takes hustle and time hustling. I take my time and probably finish around 45 min max per racquet. 30 min if I go fast.
 

MICHELUZZO

Semi-Pro
20 euros which is around $ 24,00 for polys like sonic or msv's..25 euros -$30 dollars for nicer strings Luxilons or TF's..That was around 2 years ago . I then decided to by a stringing machine :cool:. Normally, I charge15 euros stringing hyper g or revolve and 20 for multis or triax/hdmx
 
Decathlon here is unbelievably cheap, $6.4 for service, while individuals (do at home) charge $7 to 8,
shops $11 to 13. Does Decathlon in your country do stringing?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
When I did pay for stringing it was $15 dollars if you bring your own string. However, I strongly advise anyone that will be involved in tennis in the next 3-5+ years to get their own stringing machine. It's not nearly as difficult as it appears and will save someone literally hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
 

shug

New User
I charge $10 if you purchase strings from me and $15 if you bring your own strings. My strings are at cost.
 

Ares2323

Rookie
When I did pay for stringing it was $15 dollars if you bring your own string. However, I strongly advise anyone that will be involved in tennis in the next 3-5+ years to get their own stringing machine. It's not nearly as difficult as it appears and will save someone literally hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
But this is a topic about prices, not whether it is worth buying a machine or not
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I limit the number of clients who I will string for. It is a sliding scale. Your string and a newer frame that is well cared for is $10. If frame is not well cared for, and I need to do a lot of checks and maintenance, then up to $20. I may also tell the client I do not want to see that frame again unless they get grommets for it. FWIW, there is one person who does a lot of volunteer work for our tennis community. He gets it for free as does Da GF.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
I used to pay between £12 - £15 per job with my own string in London, UK , not including the time spent travelling for drop off/pick up. The quickest turnaround from one stringer is around 3 days and the from another stringer is about 1 week (longer during the Wimbledon championship weeks).
I do not need to do any of the above anymore.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
It's a hobby for me and a service for friends/clients/tennis buddies, tho I wonder sometimes why so many are chums of Da GF. [I need to hide now. :eek: ]
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
The place I go to is pretty scammy. Pretty much no discount on strings for string jobs, then labor and then tax, so a pack of natural gut is the full blown $45 MSRP and then labor. Opened my eyes and now I string for myself.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
$15 for labor in some pro shops and $20 at my club plus the cost of the strings. Local pro shop prices for strings are similar or slightly lower than TW prices, but the club shop marks them up more by 15-20%.

I get charged $40 at my pro shop for stringing a hybrid of VS/HyperG Soft - $20 for the gut, $5 for the HyperG Soft and $15 for labor, but since he doesn‘t charge me the local sales tax (around 8%) additionally, I think he is discounting a bit as I am a long-term customer.
 
Two home stringers that I go to charge €9 and €10 when I bring my own strings. The sports shop that I go to charges €15 when I provide the string.
 

struggle

Legend
$15 for labor.

String costs whatever it costs (rounded up to the nearest $5 usually for simplicity). I'm not a retail shop and am not trying to make money selling strings.
I'd actually prefer the customer provide it because I don't care to keep much inventory.
 

mb3182

New User
I pay the equivalent of $9.5 for labor here in Dubai in the Yonex store. Which so far is the only place I found stringing at the requested tension. The Head store is a bit more expensive at $14.
Otherwise prices can go up to $32 for labor in certain tennis clubs.
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
For anyone who pays less than $20 labor for stringing, congratulations. For anyone who charges less than $20, you need to value your time and expertise more!
This. I have strung for myself for a long time. When I upgraded machines I started to occasionally string for others, no advertising, just word of mouth. I charge a flat $20. That gets you my string included or you can provide your own. Either way, the cost is $20.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
Before I bought my own stringing machine I was paying $10 with my own string and $15 if I was using his strings. Now I do my owning string and string for a few though I offered my teammates free stringing but nobody took up my offer. I strung my doubles partner during a tournament and didn't charge him anything but he got me a gift card saying "lunch" was on him. haha
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I string my own but I charge friends/teammates 20 if they provide strings. I usually turn away business because even at 20 it's not worth my time financially speaking.
 

golden chicken

Hall of Fame
Local shops are $20-25 labor. Now that I got my wife into tennis, I went and bought myself a $200 stringing machine and have already broke even.
 

MoxMonkey

Rookie
They charge $20 plus the cost of the strings at the club.

That being said I am so glad I bought a machine and started stringing my own. I love the tinkering/tweaking of the racquet, it's a great game inside the game.
 
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