Racket Stringer

String tennis and badminton rackets with synthetic fiber.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Racket Stringers do?

Strings tennis and badminton rackets with synthetic fiber or animal gut strings: Clamps racket in stand and threads warp through holes in bow. Clamps ends of strings in jaws of tensioner arms, depresses pedal to tighten strings to prescribed tension, and locks strings in place by wedging awl in hole with string until next set of holes are strung, or string is tied. Threads weave through holes in bow, weaves them through main strings, applies tension, and secures them similarly to main strings. May wrap bow at intervals with bands of colored thread to strengthen and decorate it. May varnish wooden parts of racket. May replace leather or plastic grips on racket handle.


Should I be a Racket Stringer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Rackman

    How to become a Racket Stringer

    Racket Stringers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Racket Stringer-related education!
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