This is a great time of year to be thinking of your equipment. Whether you want to upgrade, or do some things to maintain or get ready for the upcoming new season. One important factor in good maintenance and performance, is the string(s) used in your racket. As a general rule, you want to change your strings as many times a year as you play in a week. For example, if you play 2 times a week then you would want new strings twice a year. There are all types of strings available. They all vary in material, color, thickness, texture and construction. After finally choosing string(s), you put them in your racket using any of the variety of recommended tensions. What are you to do amidst this overload of confusing decisions? A good tip here is do a little research and ask players you trust, if you know a USRSA stringer they will be a great help. I would definitely recommend reading the following article written by Salt Lake City Stringer here: Strings 101. It will help detangle what's in your racket!