Pro's and String Reels

At pro events, do players give a reel of string to the stringers (assuming they're using the onsite stringers) at the start of the tournament or do the stringing rooms carry an inventory? Does this change depending on the level (Grandslams V Futures)

What would happen if a player ran out of their reel etc?
 

thompenator

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At time of writing I’ve only done one pro event which was a combined ATP Challenger & WTA equivalent. Nearly all of the players left reels in the stringing room. There was one who provided pre cut string with each restring, as they had previously experienced stringers ‘stealing’ string apparently. The head stringer did bring a box or two of string and some of it was used when the eventual winner of the Challenger ran out.
I’m sure it’s basically the same at higher levels and probably the same at Futures.
 
At time of writing I’ve only done one pro event which was a combined ATP Challenger & WTA equivalent. Nearly all of the players left reels in the stringing room. There was one who provided pre cut string with each restring, as they had previously experienced stringers ‘stealing’ string apparently. The head stringer did bring a box or two of string and some of it was used when the eventual winner of the Challenger ran out.
I’m sure it’s basically the same at higher levels and probably the same at Futures.
Do stringers use a player's reel exclusively for the player?
 

thompenator

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Do stringers use a player's reel exclusively for the player?
Generally, yes. We made sure each reel had the player’s name on it.
The only exception would be if a player gave permission for their string to be used by another player. When the eventual winner ran out I think one of the other players did offer to allow us to use his string if we’d needed to.
 
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