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Racquet Services
To maintain power and precision at the net, your racquet needs regular service.

How to Choose the Right String Gauge & Tension for Your Racquet

String gauge and tension depend on your style of play. Our Racquet PROS can help you find the right fit for your next match.



The higher the gauge number, the thinner the string.

  • The thinner string allows for more spin and elasticity and increased feel/sensitivity
  • Thicker string provides increased durability


We will find the perfect fit for your game.

Unless you have a preference, our Racquet PROS will use the default tension for your particular racquet make and model, generally increasing or decreasing by two to three pounds per stringing until we find the perfect fit for you.

  • Lower tension means increased power, durability and feel/sensitivity
  • Higher tension allows for more control

Save on Services When You Shop at DICK'S

Racquets and racquet string purchased online also qualify for in-store racquet services with proof of purchase. For a restringing service, refresh your entire racquet and save $7 when you choose the stringing, overgrip wrapping and grip replacement bundle. For those with multiple racquets or the need to restring often, buy four restringing services and get the fifth free with our Frequent Stringer Program. Shop the complete selection of racquet strings and unstrung tennis racquets and find a store near you with the DICK'S Sporting Goods Store Locator.