Want To Save Money on Re-Stringing Your Tennis Racquet? Do you play tennis? Do you want to save money? Perhaps you should consider buying your own tennis stringing machine. It is quite easy to learn to string a tennis racquet. Once you are familiar with your own stringing machine you will be surprised how fast you can re-string. There is, of course, a huge advantage in not having to take your racquet to the pro shop and wait a day and then go back to pick it up. This waste of time can be frustrating and inconvenient. If you buy your own tennis stringing machine you can re-string your racquet at night and have it ready for playing the next day. Another advantage of owning your own machine is that you can try a lot of different types of strings as well as different tensions without costing you too much. Many people who string for themselves or their family cover the cost of the machine in fewer than the first 12 months of owning it. They last many years with only minimal maintenance so it is worth doing your research to find out which one will suit you best. Other than the tensioning mechanism there are many other factors to consider when buying. These factors include the types of clamps used on the stringing machine - usually either floating clamps or fixed clamps. The fixed clamps also have variations such as the type of base and whether the top of the clamp which holds the string acts independently of the base or not. The method by which the clamp holds the string is also another factor to consider. In addition to the type of clamps available there is also the type of gripper which is attached to the tensioning mechanism. This will vary depending on whether you are using a drop weight stringing machine where the weight needs to be brought parallel in order to achieve accurate tension in the string bed or whether you are using a spring tension winder with a rotational gripper or whether the gripper is on an electronic machine. The number of mounting points which attach to the racquet head is also a feature which varies on each tennis stringing machine. The most common number of points are either the 2 point mounting system or the 6 point mounting system. There are also variations within each of these systems which provide either greater support for the racquet head and shoulders or faster stringing due to easier access. When choosing an option it usually comes down to personal preference as long as you are comparing quality stringing machines when comparing each of the racquet mounting options. Obviously a tennis stringing machine which is made of inferior metal will not provide good support for your racquet when it is under tension while stringing, especially if you are using a 2 point mounting system (in comparison to a 6 point mounting system). Sure, a tennis stringing machine can save you money but there lots of other reasons why you should buy one. The reasons include: greater consistency in tension, improvements to your game, experiencing different strings and the list goes on. There are many features to consider so do your research before you buy. Once you become the owner of a tennis stringing machine I know you will enjoy the savings as well the convenience of being able to string your own racquet.