Played my first sets of tennis with the new strings – really liked them – good solid feel, no “twanging”, no movement. Mind you, I won’t be on TV anytime soon or even at the top of the ladder. But they were a pleasure to hit with. Thanks again for the time you spent with me and ‘customizing’ my strings. So far so good, even if only three sets of doubles.
-- Bill M
You've recently strung and balanced my three primary ProKennex Copper Aces, along with other racquets. The Copper Aces now play feel the same and play extremely well with the dual bed of durability and spin that you've recommended. The racquets now do exactly what I ask of them, precision seems have improved with the strings. I was able to take a set and then put a up a good fight at 5-7 against my sparring partner, a very strong 4.5 Looking forward to working with you again!
I was having trouble with a loss of power when I went to a lighter racket. I was about to give up and buy a new racket when Gordie suggested customizing my racket. He offered to refund the customization fee and return my racket to its previous weight if I did not like it. I did not like it, I loved it. I have my power back! My serves have more spin. I am elated. Thank you Gordie!
-- George Scullen - PTR certified
Thanks for the great stringing job! We hit the right tension on the first try!! I thought for sure I was going to enter the "tweaking phase" but it has been avoided based on your very helpful consultation. Also, thanks for the quick turnaround!
-- Joy D
A friend recommended High Strung and I am glad he did. My racquet feels great and I have never had as good control of my backhand before with any other string job I have had done. Service was excellent and fast. I could not be happier and will be back again.
-- Matthew Christiana
Cathy strung two racquets for me - overnight! I played a singles match with them this morning against a player I have never won a set against. I don't know if it was the strings, the tension, or the magic pixie dust she sprinkled on them, but I won 6-3, 6-2!!!
Thanks Cathy. Great job.
Just wanted to let you know that I love the new string combo! Thanks for the research you did and the great tension recommend.
What a difference the new strings make! It feels like having a brand new racquet. I appreciate the crash course I got on string materials and tension. So many choices, it’s good to have an expert to consult. I’ll be back in the future and I’m already telling my friends about the great service.
-- Jeremy M.
Cathy and Gordie were very friendly, providing fast service at our convenience. Gordie's guidance in regard to recommended tension and grip sizing was very helpful and insightful, too.
-- Pam Godwin
These folks have restrung my racquet multiple times with 100% satisfaction. This last time they actually revived my thirty year old racquet and really impressed me!
-- Michael Phillips
Gordie and Cathy are fantastic. They are both very nice and accommodating, and will entertain and answer all of your racket questions with knowledge that is not available to you at other Raleigh tennis shops. Now, I only take my rackets to high strung and recommend them to anyone needing anything done to theirs!
-- Alex Rector
I came across the High Strung website last evening on a Google Search and I already have my new strings on my racket!! Turnaround time less than 2 hours!
It is so refreshing to see this spirit of customer service and flexibility!! I am blown away and you can bet where I'm getting my strings again. :-)
Thanks a lot guys!
-- Arvind Lakshman
I'm a firm believer that it's important for your health and performance to
have your racquet balanced, weighted and strung to best suit your needs.
I've had my racquets customized and strung by several professional stringers in the past and I feel that Cathy and Gordie are among the best of them. I can't say enough positive things about the stringing quality and the outstanding service that they provide for me. Both are USRSA certified and provide a wealth of knowledge regarding racquet stringing and racquet customization. I wouldn't let anyone else touch my racquets.
-- David Conner
I was referred to High Strung and have been a customer for 4
years. It's refreshing to deal with a service that actually wants your
The combination of their expertise and their Babolat Star 5 electronic stringing machine means your racquet will perform to its maximum every time.
It's simple, High Strung provides me with the best customer service of any business where I spend money.
Why pay more and go to a big box sports retailer where the stringer is a 16 year old with 3 months experience. Go with the best-go High Strung.
-- Hal Eddins
I was referred to High Strung from a tennis friend of mine and cannot say enough good things about Cathy & Gordie Lehman and the topnotch way in which they serve me and my racquet needs. They both are so knowledgeable about the product; my husband loves picking Gordie's mind about new recommendations for string & tension based on his game. And I swear Cathy's architect background provides for the most perfect precision with her string jobs.
I drive from Wake Forest to use their service, and their pricing, product and customer service are totally worth the drive. For example, I dropped off a racquet last night after my match, and I texted them to contact me when it was ready. They not only answered me back later that evening, they said they would have my racquet strung & ready to be picked up at 8am this morning. They are available at unorthodox hours, and if at all possible, really work to serve you around your schedule. They always exceed my expectations, and the plus is that they're just really GREAT people with SOLID character. How lucky you will be to call them your Stringers!
-- Beth Adams
I have taken my racquets to several different stringers in the
triangle, Gordie and Cathy are by Far the best! I know its worth the drive
for friends I have recommended from Cary,Apex,and Raleigh. Thank you for
staying up to date with technology and always taking the time to make sure
I am playing with the best string for me. With the right string and
tension, I know a lot more people can play more tennis with less pain.
-- Bill Kelleher
I thought I would share some information on tennis racket stringing. First of all, I have no personal interest and do not get any discounts for promoting their business. I just wanted other players to have this information since many people I talked to pay for stringing $20-25 sometimes without having top quality service.
I have been using this service for the last three years mostly for two reasons: it costs as low as $15 including string or $12 if you provide your own string and it is the most reliable and consistent service I ever used. Gordie and Cathy Lehman are both members of US Stringing Association and they get officially certified every year. Since they use electronic stringing machine the tension consistency is guaranteed. They usually can do stringing right away or maybe overnight. There is one more thing. They are always willing to work with you to find a best solution to your stringing problems and they are fun to talk to.
-- Sergei Krasnyanski
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