For the first time this innovative, technical product is now available directly in the UK. 

This patented product responds to a need specific to tennis players. The SiZ-UP allows you to change the size of your tennis racquet handle from one to four sizes based on your needs. It is very easy to use and is compatible with all racquet models. It will not change the feel of play.

  1. Remove the grip.
  2. Position the SiZ-UP on the racquet handle.
  3. Cut the top of the SiZ-UP according to the racquet handle length.
  4. Put back the grip in place on the SiZ-UP.

New USRSA Tester

New USRSA Certification Tester – David Hall
I am pleased to announce that I am now one of only two USRSA testers in the UK. The follow bio is an extract from the latest USRSA ‘Stringers’ Assistant’ e-newsletter.
‘David Hall has played tennis from being a teenager and has been involved in Racket Stringing since the mid 1980’s, and is a home, and tournament stringer. He has a vast experience across all racket sports and owns a successful sports and stringing shop at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club in Essex, UK which hosts several LTA Tournaments each year.
David is a USRSA Master Racket Technician and one of only 5 USRSA Specialist Tournament Stringers.
David is at the forefront of UK Racquet Stringing Association (UKRSA) developments being a UKRSA tutor and is always keen to ensure that we offer the best possible technical support to all UKRSA members and to all tournament players and coaches.
David either individually or in association with the UK Racquet Stringing Association has provided a tournament stringing service for local, regional, national or international tournaments.
He was an attendee at the first USRSA World Conference in 2017 and before that was a regular attendee at IART Symposiums.’

Rough or Smooth?

Rough or Smooth, why do we ask that question at the start of every tennis match??

The history of this great method of determining who serves first:-

For those tennis players ‘mature’ enough to remember the ‘good old days’ of warped wooden racquets… Cast your mind back and you’ll perhaps remember how racquets used to be strung. With an extra piece or two of coloured thread at the top or/and bottom of the strings.

This thread – ‘trimming silk’ – was looped over and around each string horizontally. This process was called trebling.

Quoting‘Trebling was originally in a thinner guage gut but was replaced by coloured strings, twines, silks and later nylons. The purpose was to prevent string movement, by having 3 or more rows of strings (hence trebling) at the top of the string pattern and at the throat end wound around the mains. This produced a rough and smooth side to the stringing of the trebling.

Hence rough or smooth, your serve or mine!’

Well that’s the history!

The trebling faded out as metal racquets and new stringing technology came in. Us tennis players were left to come up with our own solutions to traditional method of starting a match!

Nowadays some spin their racquet having spend minutes explaining which side is ‘up’ or ‘down’ on the manufacturers logo on the butt of the racquet.

Others use the knot method, fine of your stringer consistantly left all the knot tails the same way.

The future

Racket Sport Services can now supply the solution, with the Rough and Smooth vibration dampner!

rough & smooth dampner

These dampners not only provide a way to determine who starts the match. But provide coaches with a aid to teaching children to keep their eye on the ball. Available both singlely or in packs of ten by clicking HERE



UKRSA Professional Stringer Course


Congratulations to Ruth Laws who attended and successfully completed the above course and has been awarded the UKRSA Professional Stringer award.

Racket Sport Services will be holding a UKRSA Professional Stringer course on Sunday 25th February at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club, Essex. Please see the Stringing Tuition tab for further details of the course content and contact Racket Sport Services to book your place.


Frinton Lawn Tennis Club

Racket Sport Services is pleased to announce that as from Saturday 13th May 2017 that it will be providing an ‘on-site’ stringing service and shop at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club.

We will be open at least five days a week for restringing, racket sales and to give advice to both members and none members alike. Our minimum opening until the end of August will be;-

Mondays 10:00 to 14:00

Tuesday 16:00 to 19:00

Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00

Thursday closed

Friday 12:00 to 17:00

Saturday open 12:00 to 16:00*

Sunday open 12:00 to 16:00*

*weekend opening will alternate i.e. open Saturday, closed Sunday and the following week closed Saturday and open Sunday, commencing with Saturday opening on Saturday 13th May.

In addition we will be open when the club have one off events and tournaments and provide a stringing service for the four LTA torunaments held at the club this year.  

USRSA Master Racquet Technician

David Hall has passed the examination and satisfied the expereince requirements to be named a Master Racquet Technician (MRT) by the United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA). The MRT offers customers the best assurance of superior racquet service. In other words, the MRT benefits both the professionals who earn the designation and those they serve.