I started stringing in about 2000 when a friend of mine kindly gave me a very old machine and showed me how to string. It used to take me hours to string a racket – partly because I was new to it and learning the skills needed and partly because the machine was nearing the end of its life. Bits were literally falling off!

By 2008 I realised I would need to invest in a new machine so after investigation on the internet finally chose a RAB SM1000 lock out machine and I have to say it has been brilliant.

Picture of SM1000 Stringing Machine


Everything was so much easier to do and my time reduced significantly. I spent quite a bit of time on the Talk Tennis Forum and studying YULitle’s Videos on YouTube which proved invaluable. I now string for myself, players at Harlow Tennis Club in Harrogate and anyone else locally who finds me on the internet.

2020 – I now have a new Gamma Stringer

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