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Report on Wimbledon 2016

 

Apollo Leisure was again honoured to be organising the official stringing service at the All England Club, Wimbledon for the 8th year. In partnership with Babolat we used 11 Babolat Sensors and 3 Star V stringing machines. For customising player’s rackets we used the Prince Precision Tuning Centre and for checking the dynamic tensions the ERT Tennis Computer.

 

A dedicated team of 19 professional stringers were used during the 3 weeks as well as 7 admin staff and 5 runners. The first week is always a challenge as we operate the service at the Qualifying event at Roehampton and at Aorangi where the main draw players are filling out the practice courts. At Roehampton we have a maximum of 7 stringers and the busiest day was Sunday 19th June when we took in 227 rackets.

 

Moving on to the Wimbledon fortnight 14 machines were used on the busiest days. Records were broken yet again and on Sunday 26th June we took in 431 rackets. This was our 2nd year in the new room and it gave us an opportunity to tweak several things to help improve the flow of traffic and improved racket and string storage. Throughout the 3 weeks we strung for 655 players and strung 3907 rackets in total, this was 5.11% up on last years total.

 

Lowest string tension – Mikhail Kukushkin 13/12kg in Signum Pro Firestorm

Highest string tension – Dustin Brown 35/35kg in Solinco Tour Bite

 

 

 

 

See below a log of selected players frames, strings and tensions:

 

 

PLAYER

RACKET

STRING

M’s/X’s

TENSION

M’s/X’s

STRUNG

Venus Williams

Wilson Blade

Wilson Natural/Luxilon 4G

66/64lbs

57

Kei Nishikori

Wilson Burn

Wilson Natural/Luxilon 4G

38/36lbs

57

Grigor Dimitrov

Wilson Pro Staff

Wilson Natural/Luxilon 4G

25.5/24.5kg

40

Jack Sock

Babolat Pure Aero

Luxilon Alu Power Rough

31/31lbs

37

Sam Querrey

Babolat Pure Aero

Solinco Hyper G

47/47lbs

37

Simona Halep

Wilson Burn

Luxilon Alu Power

24/23kg

36

Lucas Pouille

Prince Tour

Prince Tour XC

24/24kg

30

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Wilson Burn

Luxilon 4G Rough

27/26kg

29

Coco Vandeweghe

Yonex Ezone DR 98

Luxilon Alu Power

58.5/58.5lbs

28

Bob Bryan

Prince *

Babolat VS Touch/Prince Tour XP

42.5/38.5lbs

28

Aircast Apollo Leisure
Ashaway Babolat
Band It Carlton
Dunlop Dyna-Band
Edwards ERT 300
Gamma Halo
Harrow Head
Hit-buddy Hoag
Horizon Ironman
Karakal Kneed It
Kollectaball Liquid Grip
Lobster Luxilon
Mantis Prince
Pro Kennex Slazenger
Solinco Sony
Speed Trac Sports Tutor
Tecnifibre Tenex
Titan Tourna
Woumar Yehlex
Yonex