Category Archives: Scheduling

Easy Order is Back!

During this period of social distancing, it is hard to have a comprehensive discussion about your tennis racquet!

So, we have brought back our Easy Order form for your convenience!  Simply go to the form and give us as much information as possible.  Let us know when you can come by and we will reach out and grab your racquet!

In addition to the link in this post, there is a tab on the home page for Easy Order.  Of course, you can use Easy Order even after this virus situation is resolved!

It is as simple as that!

We want everyone to stay safe, please!

 

Racquet & Tournament Management

Management is not just for adults!  Juniors that play tournaments need to have some management skills!  During this coronavirus slow down it is a good time to learn some of these management skills.

We see many different management slip-ups such as no racquets for the tournament tomorrow!  All racquets have broken string and are at the bottom of a bag nobody wants to stick their hand into!

Juniors Management Tip #1:

Every Monday takes every racquet out of the bag.  If one or more are broken leave them out of the bag.

Juniors Management Tip #2

To get some idea of how much longer the string may last simply try to move the 5th or 6th cross string by pulling up toward the top of the racquet. If you can not pull the cross string up it is time for stringing.  If you are able to pull a cross string up pay attention to the “snap” it makes as you push it back into location.  A serious “snap” indicates a deep notch.

Monofilament strings typically fail by notching which makes it difficult to move the cross strings.  If your string is a multi-filament and looks like the picture on the left it is time to string!

Abrasion Fail Visual Test

Notching Visual Fail Test

What if neither of these conditions exists?

Every racquet in your bag should have a tag indicating when the racquet was last strung and if it has been more than one month it is time to string, period!

Just for fun you can go to our SFC function and get a good ideas as to how many times per year yu need to have your racquet strung.

Tis The Season!

We are a family with a multiplicity of religious beliefs, including Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations!

So, I just say “I Love You” to all of my family!

This same sentiment is true for all of our friends, clients, customers, and suppliers!

How ever you celebrate this season, these few words go a long way toward making this time of year very special!

Racquet Quest, LLC World Headquarters

From the World Headquarters of Racquet Quest, I Love You!

Robo Calls are Double Faults!

No one likes double faults and no on likes “Robo Calls” but with the incredible number of these calls it is important for us to answer the “real” calls while ingoring, as much as possible, the other stuff.

By ignoring (technologically) some calls we may be missing your very important call to Racquet Quest and for that we appologize!

If you are trying to reach Racquet Quest and are rejected please send a text message to the number for Racquet Quest, or send a message to “Ask John” on the Racquet Quest web site www.racquetquest.com.

Once you are added as a “contact” your calls should go through quickly.

Please try again if you have tried to reach Racquet Quest and have not been able to get through!

Just like double faults no one likes robo calls…so lets eliminate them!

Recommended Stringing Frequency (RSF)

We have moved the very popular Recommended Stringing Frequency (RSF) spreadsheet to the main body of our web page to make it easy for you to determine when to re-string your tennis racquet.  This recommendation is based on the very best overall performance of your racquet.  

You can use this valuable tool to evaluate a tennis racquet purchase.  If you are considering a new racquet insert those values and compare it to what you are currently using to see if your stringing frequency will be similar.

This is an interactive spreadsheet so all you need to do is put your racquet values into the fields below “Your Input” heading. The rest is calculated for you.  Don’t worry if you do not have a UTR number.  By putting a “0” in that field a value will be added for you.

In “Player Style” you can enter, “tour, club, beg, rec” and a value will be inserted for you. If you are a junior tournament player please use “tour” in this field.

It is not necessary to put a value in both the “UTR” and “Player Style” fields, just one will do.

Use “return” to move on to the next field.

The “Value/Playability Ratio”  incorporates a factor to quantify the value, or enjoyment, of each type of string.

In the “Stringing Date” box near the bottom you can enter the date your racquet was strung and your “Next Stringing” date will be calculated for you.

We hope you enjoy this update!  Go ahead, start now!