Tennis has long been considered a "sport of kings," but today it's played much more widely than other royal pastimes, such as crown keep-away and musical thrones. Revel in regal recreation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tennis gear and services at Strings Attached in Lincoln Park.
Strings Attached serves spheroid-swatting enthusiasts as a go-to emporium for game enhancers ranging from equipment to assessment. The store's expert racketologists are well trained and well equipped to advise clients on the best equipment purchases for virtually any racket sport, from tennis and racquetball to badminton and robot squash. Suit up and stock up for upcoming matches with the store's selection of apparel ($9–$60), racket bags ($25–$85), balls ($3–$7), and more. Strings Attached can also regrip ($5–$12) or restring ($30+) rackets to help keep them from slipping out of sweaty hands or mis-striking angry tennis balls. Like a pack of veteran horror novelists, the employees at Strings Attached are masters of manipulating tension, ensuring that strings are stretched according to the specific demands and game habits of each customer.
Mounted on the walls of Strings Attached is a colorful array of crisp new tennis, racquetball, squash, and badminton rackets—along with platform tennis paddles—awaiting their chance to pummel their respective spheres across the court. As players peruse the equipment made by heavyweights such as Wilson, Prince, and Dunlop, a knowledgeable staff stands by, ready to dole out pro advice on which rackets best meet their size or style of play. Players can also upgrade their wardrobes by slipping into new clothes, trying on supportive shoes, and folding themselves into durable gear bags. Expert technicians, meanwhile, help customers' rackets reach their greatest potential by stabilizing grips or tightening and re-stringing down-at-the-heel equipment.
1369 W Fullerton Ave.
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