Tyneside Badminton Centre offers a badminton racket restringing service, with stringers trained by Paul Kennedy, one of the most experienced and respected stringers in the country. All rackets are strung using a Victor Computerised Electronic Stringing machine.
Rackets are typically strung at tensions varying from 18 psi (pounds per square inch) to 34 psi. Low tensions (18-20 psi) generate less power and because the string moves around more there could be some loss of control when hitting the shuttle. Low tensions do have their place however when stringing older rackets or cheaper beginner rackets that may be made of weaker materials. Moderate to high tensions (21 – 28) are usually the most recommended, generating more power and offering more control as the strings are more “locked together” by the tension. Tensions above 28 psi are largely unnecessary for the amateur player and should be used with caution as there is more chance of breakages. Note by far the most limiting factor in a player’s power generation is their technical proficiency – excessive string tensions will not solve this (but it will be expensive)!
Name of string Gauge (Thickness) Description Cost per restring
Electre Microtex 0.69mm £10.00
Electre Fibretex 0.75mm £10.00
Ashaway: Rally 21 0.75mm The Rally 21 is part of a family of badminton string which features a 1000 multi-filament core utilises MAX filament orientation technology.
Our Rally 21 Badminton string is 0.75mm in diameter for increased durability. A multi-filament core with MAX orienitation of filaments increases string life and insures reliable performance.
Ashaway: Zymex 0.67mm £11.00
Ashaway: Zymex Fire 0.66mm ZyMax 66 Fire Power is a 0.66mm badminton string, tailored specifically for players at the high performance end of the spectrum. ZyMax 66 Fire Power is designed for optimum repulsion, power and shot making. It is also beneficial for minimum tension loss and maximum strenth and durablity. ZyMax 66 Fire Power has superior toughness, tension stability and durability at all tensions when compared to all existing micro gauge badminton strings on the market. £12.00
Ashaway: Zymex TX 0.64mm £13.00
Ashaway: Zymex Fire Power 0.66mm ZyMax 66 Fire is a 0.66mm badminton string, tailored specifically for players at the high performance end of the spectrum. ZyMax 66 Fire is designed for precise shotmaking and is recommended for players that like a stiffer, more control-oriented string bed. ZyMax 66 Fire has superior toughness, tension stability and durability at all tensions when compared to all existing micro gauge badminton strings on the market. £13.00
Yonex BG65ti 0.70mm £12.00
Yonex BG65 0.70mm £12.00
Yonex BG80 0.68mm £12.50
Yonex Nanogy 95 0.95mm £13.50
Yonex Nanogy 98 0.66mm £14.00