Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2020

Ektelon Model H: necessary pieces

Now that I've strung a grand total of one tennis rackets, I feel entirely qualified to write this post and tell the internet the necessary pieces one should ensure a stringing machine (glide-bar style) has before one purchases said machine.  Obviously, the above was sarcasm.  I am not very qualified, and any advice you take here is advice taken at your own risk.  Anyway, on to the advice.  Please enjoy this lovely diagram with some very official labeling: If you're looking for a glide bar machine and it has all of the pieces you see there, you're probably in good shape! 

Ektelon Model H: a happy purchase

I play a lot of tennis.  At least, I played a lot of tennis, until the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  Then instead of tennis, I spent my weekends inside catching up on sewing projects, playing unhealthy amounts of video games, and wishing I was outside on a court. I've subscribed to Tennis Channel, read Brad Gilbert's Winning Ugly , and listened to other fellow tennis players talk about jumping fences to sneak a couple sets in from time to time.  And then, while browsing NextDoor, I saw a post for a stringing machine (many sections censored, because internet).