Meet Bill

We are a professional racket care service, offering everything from stringing, grip replacement & handle replacement, to tension advice, string suggestion and guides to racquet sport equipment.

We are based in North Walsham, in the very picturesque English countryside of Norfolk and are keen racquet sport enthusiasts, also having a UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coach who is available for private coaching as well as running group coaching sessions every Sunday from 10am-12noon at North Walsham Sports Centre (see Play Local page)

 

We are regularly involved with several local clubs and Council Sports Centres and support all Norfolk County Teams. We are members of Badminton England, competing in the Norwich & District League.

 

Local North Walsham Badminton Courts

Prior to stringing, your racquet will be checked thoroughly through a magnifying glass for the following:

  • cracks or signs of wear on the inside and outside of the frame

  • wear on the outside of the grommet

  • cracks/splits on the inside of the grommet

NOTE: A crack in the frame passing through a grommet, too high a tension, or excessive frame damage means the racquet frame will likely break if restrung and this is a risk customers must be aware of!

If the string is still in the racquet, then we pay particular attention to the area where a string has broken and the general wear of the string. We also look for potential causes of the break and other areas that could potentially cause a future break.

The small plastic grommets play a significant role in prolonging the life of your string. Wear on the outside can result in frame damage, especially for those players requiring high-tension stringing. A split on the inside of the grommet can result in the string touching the frame. Pressure from a mis-hit can result in the string pushing against the frame which has sharp edges and breaking. It is therefore important they are checked and changed frequently.

We can repair and/or replace racquet handles if required, obviously at extra cost, as with grip replacement.

 

Every player has their favourite type of grip. It is impossible to stock all makes and types of grip but we do carry a good selection. Should you require a particular grip, as with strings, we are happy to order in, although please allow 2 days for delivery.

Our grip service includes:

  • removing old grip and the glue residue from the racket handle.

  • Building the grip size if you feel your existing grip is too small.

  • Replacing worn grips with new

 

Stringing Machine
Racquet Handle Repair