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Tennis Products and Services 
You may order a customized two-handled conversion of almost any type of racquet.
Tennis instruction, stringing and re-gripping services are also available.



Two-handled racquets have greater advantages
over one-handled racquets in the following aspects:


1. Greater stability, less racquet twisting during miss-hits (due to the wide spacing of the handles / mass distribution).
2. Ability to impact ball farther out front (when using the back angled grip) - this improves the ability to time your stroke.
3. Ability to serve more consistently with power (due to the ergonomic advantage when using the front angled grip).
4. Easier to quickly change racquet hands when under pressure.
5. Longer reach when using both hands on racquet or when switching hands.
6. Improved ability to make sharp cross-court angled shots when stretched wide (using the front-angled grip).
7. Improved ability to stroke inside-out sliders or down-the-line shots (when using the back-angled grip).


Racquet Conversion Prices
The picture below is an example of a small racquet frame converted to a two-handled model.
Two-handled conversion - small frame racquet.......$85.00
(Customer provides racquet - for racquet types with a small rectangular frame (about 1" x 3/4" or less).
(For example:  frame similar to the Wilson Six-One 95 tennis racquet, shown above, see Pictures for more views).
( Please specify in your order the racquet length desired - usual length is about 27 3/4 inch, lighter frames may be slightly longer).

Description / Comments


      Two-handled conversion
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large frame racquet
.........$98.00       

For models with unusually large frame in grip area, or when special reinforcements may be needed.
(For example:  Head iS6 and Babolat Aeropro or Pure Drive have large hollow type frames that may require extra work, please specify in your order the racquet length desired - it is usually between 27 and 28 inches)
Description / Comments


Two-Handled Factory Made Racquets


                Battistone Freestyle Two-Handled Tennis Racquet - new 2012 model
110 square inch head, 27 1/2 inch length, 4 1/4 inch grip (can be customized to a larger grip size) 
Same quality as used by two-time US Open doubles player Brian Battistone
......$220.00
(See  Pictures for more views)                  

Description / Comments


Grip Customizing Services

Custom lengthening or changing the angle of a racquet handle ...........................$25.00       
(For example: adding one or two inches to a 27 inch tennis racquet, for more power and reach)
Description / Comments

Re-gripping handle with a new leather or synthetic grip
..............................................$8.00      

(Includes grip and labor, specify if you want a leather or synthetic grip)
Choose:
Description / Comments

New overwrap grip installed
(includes grip and labor, please specify type desired)
..........$2.00
Head Super Comp Overgrip:
black color, thin synthetic soft, absorbent, non-slip surface
Gamma Pro Wrap:  blue color, thin, extra soft, super absorbent surface wicks away moisture for a no slip feel.
Tourna Grip Original Overgrip:  blue color,
thin synthetic grip, Pete Sampras' overgrip of choice, most popular overgrip of top 100 touring pros.
Item description:
Description / Comments


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Tennis racquet stringing*

Premium string plus labor ...$28.00      
(Please describe in your order the string and tension desired -- otherwise the stringer will select the type)

Luxilon Strings (most used on pro tour):

Adrenaline: 16L (1.25mm), grey color, string aimed at players looking for spin and control, but with slightly higher playability. Liquid Crystalline Polymer

Adrenaline Rough: 16L (1.25mm), grey color, string aimed at players looking for spin and control, but with slightly higher playability, has a textured surface for extra bite. Liquid Crystalline Polymer

ALU Power: 16L (1.25mm), grey color, combines great durability with impressive power and good control. Used by several ATP Tour professionals. Co-polymer (nylon)+ Fluocarbon resin + aluminum fibers.

ALU Power Rough: 16L (1.25mm), grey color,  durable and control oriented response,  players with fast swing speeds tend to find these strings very spin friendly. Co-polymer (nylon) + Fluocarbon resin + aluminum fibers,

Big Banger Original: 16 (1.30mm), natural color, is a durable string that provides excellent control and access to spin, combines plenty of ball bite and control, plays softer than most traditional monofilament strings while offering good tension maintenance. Co-polymer (nylon) + Fluocarbon resin.

Big Banger TiMO: 18 (1.10mm), silver color, is the thinnest string in the TI-MO Banger line. The 18 gauge will generate better spin control but be slightly less durable than thicker strings. Co-polymer (nylon) + Fluocarbon resin, combined with Titanium and Molybdenum.

Savage Black: 16 (1.27mm), black color, shaped  monofilament offering extra bite. Players who like to take big swings will be able to hit heavy topspin with these strings. Liquid Crystalline Polymer

Savage Lime: 16 (1.27mm), lime color, shaped  monofilament offering extra bite. Players who like to take big swings will be able to hit heavy topspin with these strings. Liquid Crystalline Polymer

Luxilon String (plus labor)
Description / String tension



Premium Synthetic Gut:

Volkl Power Fiber II 16: 16 gauge, black color, a premium synthetic multifilament string offering a gut like feel and good ball pocketing resulting in plenty of feel and control.  
Premium Synthetic Gut
Description / String tension



Premium Hybrid Combinations -- $28.00 :
Ashaway Crossfire+ Plus Hybrid String: thin 17g (1.25 mm), natural color
Kevlar mains and 16 or 17g Synthetic Gut crosses. The PTFE filaments in the braided Kevlar improves durability by decreasing fraying allowing less internal abrasion while improving the flex for a softer feel.  This hybrid string combination is recommended for power players with heavy topspin or chronic string breakage problems.

Hybrid ALU Power 16L , grey color co-polymer main strings and Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 16 gold 
cross strings. A softer, more lively feel is achieved by combining a synthetic gut to a stiff polyester main string.

Hybrid ALU Power 16L , grey color co-polymer main strings and Volkl Synthetic Gut 16 silver synthetic gut cross stringsA softer, more lively feel is achieved by combining a synthetic gut to a stiff polyester  main string.

Premium Hybrid Combinations
Description / String tension



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Medium priced string
plus labor... $22.00

(Please describe in your order the string and tension desired -- otherwise the stringer will select the type)


Polyester Strings:
Babolat Duralast 16:  16 gauge, blue color, offers excellent durability while providing low powered control for big hitters,  firm, crisp feeling,  very spin-friendly string.

Babolat Duralast 17:  17 gauge,  yellow  color, thinner and slightly softer than the 16 gauge,  crisp feeling, provides very good spin and control for big hitters.

Luxilon Monotec SuperPoly: 16L (1.25mm), natural color, co-polyester, SuperPoly is engineered to provide a more powerful response compared to traditional polyester strings, offers good control and spin due to its ability to snap back into position before the ball leaves the strings adding extra kick to your shot. (Offers a similar stiffness level to Babolat RPM Blast).

Nano EAGNAS: 16 gauge (1.3 mm), orange color, co-extrusion softened co-polyester alloy, made by softened polyester material that does not have the rigid and stiff feeling of the traditional polyester strings. This string is constructed by newly developed nano-technology and creates a smooth surface that allows the string to move back to its position rapidly -  result is excellent performance, control and durability.

Wilson Enduro Tour 17:
  thin 17 gauge, white color, a softer playing endurance polyester string with a blend of 28 polymers  - improves tension maintenance over traditional polyester strings. Very durable and recommended for hard hitting players.

Wilson Enduro Tour 18:  very thin 18 gauge, white colora softer playing polyester string with a blend of 28 polymers  - improves tension maintenance over traditional polyester strings. Offers exceptional playability, while still being more durable than most synthetic gut strings. 


Volkl V-Pro 16: 16 gauge, silver color,  offering co-polymer technology, a soft feel polyester with excellent control.

Polyester Strings
Description / String tension


Synthetic Gut:
Forten Synthetic Gut Sweet 16: 16 gauge, gold color, offers good value and durability in a basic Synthetic Gut. This string provides a lively response with good tension maintenance.

Volkl Synthetic Gut 16: 16 gauge, silver color, string features duraguard for added durability, great as a full set or in a hybrid.
Synthetic Gut String
Description / String tension


Hybrid Combinations -- $22.00 :
Babolat Duralast 16 blue  main strings  +  Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 natural . A softer, more lively feel is achieved by combining a synthetic gut to a stiff durable polyester main string.

Babolat Duralast 17  yellow  main strings +  Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 natural . A softer, more lively feel is achieved by combining a synthetic gut to a stiff durable polyester main string.

Hybrid Combinations
Description / String tension




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Economy String
plus labor.... $18.00
(Please describe in your order the string and tension desired -- otherwise the stringer will select the type)

Polyester Strings:

Gosen Polylon Ice:
  thin 17 gauge (1.24mm), crystal clear color,   new generation of high durability polyester string with low elongation. Features good tension maintenance, a crisp feel, and surprising comfort.
Polyester Strings
Description / String tension


Synthetic Gut:
Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16
:  16 gauge, natural color, synthetic gut with good all around performance, consistent playing string for all seasons and any weather conditions, great value! 

Prince Synthetic
gut :
15L gauge (1.35mm), orange color, popular all around performance string.
Synthetic Gut Strings
Description / String tension

Hybrid Combination -- $18.00 :
Gosen Polylon Ice  17 gauge  crystal clear main strings  +  Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16  natural 
cross strings. A softer, more lively feel is achieved by combining a synthetic gut to a stiff durable polyester main string.

Hybrid Combinations
Description / String tension


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Stringing - labor charge only ....$14.00  
(Customer provides the string, describe the string and tension desired -- otherwise the stringer will select the type)

Customer provides string
Description / String tension

 

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Special Order Racquet Stringing

*Custom Hybrid -
your choice of a different main string and cross string from any we sell (for example: choose a Luxilon main string and a lively synthetic gut cross string)
please describe strings desired) ...........$30.00
Describe main and cross strings
Main string / string tension
Cross string / string tension



*Custom Trihybrid - choice of 3 different strings installed into one racquet (for example: highly durable kevlar perimeter main strings, six polyester middle main strings, synthetic gut cross strings -- please describe strings desired) (especially good value if you take advantage of replacing / re-patching string deal).......$32.00
Describe main and cross strings
Middle & perimeter main string
Cross string / string tension


*Special Custom stringing:
made to order -- please specify the type of strings and the way you would like the stringing customized (most reasonable requests accepted)...........................................................$36.00
Describe main and cross strings
Main string / tension -details
Cross string / tension -detail

 

Custom added string: two main and one cross string added near racquet head perimeter - for reducing: trampoline effect, miss-hit effect, string breakage problems.  Additional charge to your stringing order ......$4.00
Describe string desired
Describe string & tension
Location of added string


Replace / re-patch strings:
up to six strings replaced (especially good for racquets strung with the Trihybrid style - for example: replacing six middle main strings instead of restringing entire racquet)........................$8.00
Describe string desired
Describe string & tension
Location of replacement string


Labor only - custom stringing:
customer provides the string.  Please describe in your email the type of custom stringing you would like, most reasonable requests will be accepted................................................
$18.00
Customer provides string
Describe string & tension
Custom stringing instructions

(*Note: if customer does not make a specific choice of the main string / cross string and tension desired, then the stringer will select the best string, tension and stringing method available for the customer's racquet type and playing style.)


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Ordering Information:  
Please contact us or email marv@fluidtennis.com for mailing address and racquet conversion information for your model of racquet.  Most orders are processed and shipped within 2 to 5 business days, special orders and conversions may take slightly longer.

Orders and payments may be made through the secure
PayPal service using a credit / debit card or a checking account. 

Shipping costs are paid by the customer and can be seen by using the PayPal Add to Cart buttons. 
Free local delivery to Mira Mesa / La Jolla and northern San Diego on orders over $90. Also free pickup and delivery of most orders is usually available at local San Diego tennis clubs and courts -- please email me for setting an appointment or for more information (local area is within 10 miles of zip code 92126).

Alternatively,  you may
send an email description of your order to: marv@fluidtennis.com and pay by check using regular mail.  If paying by mail, a money order or cashier's check is preferred  since personal checks will need to clear the bank before the order is shipped. 


Warranty Information:
All two-handled racquet conversions have a one year limited warranty -- a repair or replacement of the handle will be done free of charge if there is a failure in the joint of the handle under normal playing conditions. Please send an email to: marv@fluidtennis.com to get a return authorization number and shipping information.