Categories: General Date: Aug 26, 2010 Title: 1,000,000th Restring
Our congratulations to 13yr Scott Williams from the Glenburn Tennis Club. His new Head Raptor was the one Millionth racquet that we have strung.
12,200 Kms, or 7,580 Miles, is a lot of tennis racquet string and would stretch from Melbourne to Sydney more than 14 times. This is the amount of string that Reynolds Racquets has used to string up to our one millionth tennis racquet. This was completed just before Christmas when Bruce Reynolds strung a new Head Raptor racquet.
To help celebrate this special occasion, Reynolds Racquets awarded the one millionth customer two tickets to a Final of the 2011 Australian Open, (plus the free restring by Bruce). Young Scott Williams, who is coached by Cynthia Doerner at Glenburn Tennis Club, was very happy to be the lucky one millionth restring.
As one of Australia’s leading tennis specialty stores, now 1,000,000 tennis racquets have been strung by Reynolds Racquets and Reynolds Racquet Services, over the past 45 yrs. This includes being the stringers at more than 25 yrs of Australian Tennis Opens, two Olympic Games and a multitude of Davis Cup and Federation Cup Teams, plus thousands of racquets strung for the major tennis manufacturers.
Under the guidance of Bruce Reynolds, one of the few Master Racquet Technicians in Australia, the stringers at Reynolds Racquets are renowned for re-stringing tennis, squash and badminton racquets to the highest professional standards. The “Art of Stringing” takes many years to perfect, especially as each racquet has its own different characteristics and idiosyncrasies.
As Bruce would say, “It’s not hard to string a racquet; it’s only the first 3,000 that are difficult.” There are only three key elements to hitting that ideal tennis shot; the player, the racquet and the strings. The strings are the only item which actually connects with the ball - correct stringing can make all the difference.
Many players wait until a string breaks in their racquet, unfortunately, by that time, a re-string is well overdue. The “rule of thumb” suggests that a player should re-string their racquet in a year, as often as they play each week; i.e. once a week – re-string once a year. Many players on-tour will change their racquet when the new balls are changed, to ensure they are always playing with fresh strings.
With this milestone behind, we are now heading towards our TWO millionth restring, but that is still some time off.