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The UKRSA has partnered with the USRSA and now administers
the USRSA Certification program in the UK & Ireland

3 months free membership with any stringing course

May 01

Midlands – Wednesbury

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

As usual, we will have great facilities, free car parking and nearby food places. 12 CPD points for tennis coaches, all racket sports covered. First day may be run as a One-Day course. Suitable for all, whether beginners or experienced stringers wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge and achieve the certification. For beginners, the two day format may be easier, more time to learn at a steady pace.

Price: £249
May 23

HULL Airco Arena

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

We will once again offer a Professional Stringer course during the British Open Squash Championships. Its a great chance to learn how to string to a professional standard, gain the certification and if a tennis coach then you get the 12 CPD points. A long day from 9am through to 9pm, lots to do but very enjoyable. Suitable for complete beginners wishing to get the basics of racket servicingo, or for experienced stringers wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge and hopefully achieve the Professional Stringer certification. All racket sports catered for. Pre-course technical information will be sent once payment is made. Plenty of free parking and good local facilities.

Price: £249
Jun 15

Hailsham Tennis Club

June 15 - June 16

A UKRSA Professional Stringer course involving 12 hours of learning, over two normal days. It covers all aspects of racket servicing. By the end of the course each person will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to set up their own stringing business. Its an ideal way for absolute beginners to start off or for experienced stringers to check their skills and knowledge, plus gain the certification.

We start at 9.00am and finish at 5.00pm each day. After tea/coffee and course introduction, its straight into the practical stringing work, all very informal and no “final exam” at the end.
You can bring along any racket you want to string, however we will have plenty of rackets and everything else you will need for the weekend.

But don’t forget to bring pen and paper to make plenty of notes!

 

 

Price: £249
Jun 19

Nottingham

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Professional Stringer Course

Dates and venue to be confirmed, cost is £249 and we will be covering all racket sports.

Price: £249
Jul 13

IRELAND – Dublin, Belfast

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm

We will be running two Professional Stringer courses.
Dublin – Sat 13th and Sun 14th July 2019. €250 Venue to be confirmed.
Belfast – Tues 16th and Weds 17th £249 Decathlon store.

These two-day training courses cover all aspects of racket servicing, across all racket sports, Its an ideal way to start stringing but also for existing stringers to upgrade their skills and knowledge and gain the certification. All equipment provided, electronic and manual machines, free strings to take away plus free UKRSA membership for one year. Course members may bring along their own rackets to work on if they wish, also bring their own machine if thats easier for them.
There will be an option to extend the first day of each course to 8pm, for experienced stringers wishing to complete the course syllabus in one long day, same cost.
Your course tutors in Dublin will be Liam Nolan, Peter Furlong and Pat Hough. Belfast will be Liam Nolan.

Price: £215 – £249
Jul 17

SCOTLAND (Perth)

July 17 @ 9:30 am - July 18 @ 9:00 pm

Dates and venue to be confirmed.
We return to Scotland in July to run two Professional Stringer courses.
One-Day – Long Thursday from 9am through to 9pm. This course attracts 12 CPD points for coaches.
Two-Day – Thurs and Fri, 9.30am to 4.30pm each day. 12 CPD points.
This is a new training venue and has great facilities.
Course members may bring along their own rackets to work on if they wish, or even their own machine, though everything is provided.
The course covers all racket sports and is suitable for either complete beginners wishing to learn how to string and perhaps start up a small business, or for those already stringing who wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge and gain the certification.
The one-day option is best suited to those already stringing as there is a lot to learn, though course members can return to future courses for free to catch up on anything.

Price: £249

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The UKRSA Professional Stringer course involves 12 hours of learning, over one long day or two normal days. It covers all aspects of racket servicing. By the end of the course each person will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to set up their own stringing business. Its an ideal way for absolute beginners to start off or for experienced stringers to check their skills and knowledge, plus gain the certification.

Many coaches just cannot get away for the whole weekend, Saturday being their busiest day and Monday the quietest. People with normal Mon to Fri jobs have to sacrifice just the Monday.We start at 9.30am and finish at 4.30pm each day. After tea/coffee and course introduction, its straight into the practical stringing work, all very informal and no “final exam” at the end. The one-day course is preceded by a home study package that needs to be understood before attending the course. You will then sit a short test for the home study package.

Food – Each venue is different, sometimes we have a restaurant service at our disposal and sometimes we end up having a walk to the nearest cafe. Refreshments are taken as needed and food and drinks can be taken to the course.

Course fee is £249

What to bring – Pen/paper is always handy. You will be given a CD of the essential stringing skills and other course information. Rackets to work on are welcome, always good to do the work for real.

Coaching credits – If claiming LTA coach licence points, then please send your licence number when applying. The LTA awards 12 coaching credits for the Professional Stringer course and six points for the Racket Technician course.

Stringing Machines – If you already have a machine, then its sometimes handy to bring it along as you are then learning on the same machine and it can be checked for accuracy. Quite often we will have new stringing machines available for purchase after the course. These can be luxurious electronic machines at around £2295 or manual machines that cost £650.00. We only use machines that are best value and top quality. Beware of cheap machines that LOOK good but break down a few months later. Its good to test a machine out on the course and then take it home, satisfied that it suits your needs and you don’t have to unpack a very large box later on and build a strange machine.

Certification – Names need to be confirmed in advance for the printing of the certificate.

Free UKRSA membership – We create a username and password for the UKRSA members forum to ensure you are technically supported afterwards.

Tennis/Squash/Racquetball/Badminton – You will be shown how to service all types of rackets.

Liam Nolan will be your main stringing tutor and he has been working at top tournaments such as Wimbledon for 30 years, some as head stringer. David Hall covers the SE and has extensive tournament and badminton stringing skills.

Safety Aspects – Badminton – Squash – Tennis – Racquetball – Stringing Patterns – String & Frame Technology – Tensions Selection -Grommet Strip Replacement

Marketing Your Skills – Machine Calibration & Maintenance – Knots – Tennis Elbow Considerations – Tools and their uses – Frame Mounting – Problem Solving –

Customising – Gripping & Handle Resizing -Tubing & Individual Grommet Replacement -Stringing Unknown Frames – Causes Of String Breakage


Following on from the Professional Stringer level is the RACKET CUSTOMISING award. This one-day course builds upon the skills of the Professional Stringer award and is aimed at catering for the demands of the professional player and those with specific racket preparation needs. Tennis Elbow considerations, racket customising and racket matching for weight, balance and swingweight is included and course members get plenty of hands-on customising practice. As this is our highest technical level, course members must already possess a good depth of knowledge and experience. Prospective course members who have years of experience but have not been formally trained are advised to progress through the Professional Stringer award first so that they are familiar with modern racket servicing techniques. The cost of the Racket Customising course is £150. 6 CPD points.


These are one-day events designed to prepare the candidate for testing. The morning part covers the Practical Skills, the afternoon session explores the Written Test. This preparation has proved invaluable to candidates who need to refresh their skills and knowledge and to make sure they understand the theoretical questions which are very often the stumbling block. Candidates will have already signed up with the USRSA, registered for the test and received their USRSA Study Pack. They can bring along their own machines to work on if they wish (no drop weight types) Cost is £150.00. Very often we schedule the actual test for the next day.