String Pairings?

Racquets & Wine!

Every once in a while I enjoy a sip, or two, of wine with the food I am eating.  I must admit, however, that I don’t adhere to “pairings” so much!

I have eaten shrimp with a Cabernet!  And I have had a good Pinot Noir with hearty pasta!  Good grief!  In some circles this would be unheard of!  Do you let the suggested “Pairings” influence you or do you go with your taste instead?

But what does this have to do with tennis racquets?  What if there were “pairings” for tennis racquets and string?  Would you take these “suggestions” into account when it is time to have your racquet strung?

Unlike a bottle of wine, that is good for a couple of hour’s maybe, you expect your string to last much longer.  So, would you consider upgrading from a $20.00 bottle of wine to a $35.00 based on the “pairings” recommendation?  Is that worth $7.50 per hour?

Likewise would you consider upgrading to a $45.00 string from your standard $25.00 string if it would be better for your game, and last much longer than a bottle of wine?

The point of this post is that there is a “pairing” concept for tennis racquets and players!  In some cases these “pairings” are completely ignored by many players due to any number of influences.  Influences such as advertising, player endorsements, partner pressure, stringer pressure, and to a lesser degree, cost.

Now, the next time you have your racquet strung ask your stringer for a “pairings” recommendation and see what happens.  And, if your stringer pro-actively recommends a “pairing” ask why and be sure it suits your “taste”.

Keep in mind that keeping your racquet freshly strung will be just as much fun as a good wine…

And cost less!

Happy Friday!

Posted on October 25, 2013, in Business, Natural Gut String, String, Tips and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ok I will bite John, mate you are a worry first of all a bottle does not last 2 hours


    • Mike, you are right!  A bottle of wine does not normally last 2 hours around my house, but I had to be a little conservative!Cheers!John

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