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: Zymax 0.67mm £11.00
Ashaway: Zymax 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: Zymax TX
0.64mm The ZyMax TX family of badminton strings features a BETA Polymer ZyWeaVE core, encapsulated with a high tenacity BETA Polymer wear surface, and then bonded with a proprietary textured coating. £13.00
Ashaway: Zymax 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
0.70mm Yonex BG-65Ti badminton string is made of a compound titanium hydride coating provides sharp and comfortable feel at impact. BG65Ti is designed to deliver more power and less shock. High-quality titanium gives it high-power repulsion and excellent shock-damping performance. It is the ideal string for high-tension stringing and aggressive tournament play. Designed for hard hitters. £12.00
0.70mm The 0.70mm specially braided fibre increases string abrasion durability. Key characteristics are its' durability and
'soft feeling'. The BG65's all-round performance makes it the choice of the world's top players.
0.68mm The high-modulus Vectran fibre is an advanced material wrapped round a strong multifilament core. Key performance characteristics are its' high repulsion and 'hard feeling'. £12.50
Yonex Nanogy 95
0.95mm Compound Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube achieves great repulsion combined with high durability. Suited for players looking for speed and durability, 'medium feeling'. £13.50
Yonex Nanogy 98
0.66mm Sharp feeling with 0.66mm gauge. Great repulsion for high clear and defensive shots. Key characteristics are its' high repulsion and