Tennis Identity

Slice of the inside life: The stringing room at Roland Garros.

The early days of a big tennis tournament like Roland Garros serve up crazy amounts of work for on-site stringers. With pros requiring anywhere between 3-8 racquets custom strung at absolutely perfect tensions before every match and every court full at the start of the tournament, talk about stress. Phenom stringers are doing up to 38 racquets per day!

Featured in this clip is Chris Gaudreau, owner/operator of Racquet Koop in New Haven, CT. He’s on-site wearing the shoes working in the trenches. Check it out: