Racket Butt Cap - The racket butt cap is generally stapled to the racquet handle. On occasions, butt caps can become lose or detached. This issue can be easily and quickly repaired by removing the grip and either stapling or gluing the butt cap on to the handle. Loose racket butt caps are not covered by warranty.
Impact Damage - Cracks or fractures on any part of the frame that are accompanied by dents, scratches or flat spots will be considered as caused by a strong impact on the ground or a sharp corner and are therefore deemed as a result of racket abuse. Racket abuse is not covered by warranty.
Excessive Wear - In general terms, breakages resulting from manufacturing defects occur within the early period of racket use. Breakages resulting after longer term use and characterised by excessive wearing of the paint or frame are considered as normal use with regard to the ‘life’ of the racket. Bumper and grommet strips are made of high quality Nylon materials and are subject to wear. These can be replaced by local specialist dealers and are not covered by warranty. Excessive wear is not covered by warranty.
String/Grommet Breakage - The brands do not offer any form of warranty on string wear or breakage or snapped grommets.
Multiple Cracks - In general terms, manufacturing defects result in a single frame crack or fracture. Multiple frame cracks are almost always the result of racket misuse and abuse. Multiple frame cracks are not covered by warranty.
Improper Stringing - Damage caused to the racquet frame resulting from improper re-stringing or improper mounting of the racquet in the machine or damaged caused by the clamps slipping during the stringing process are all characterised by frame cracking, paint chipping or paint scratching on the inside of the racket hoop. The brands recommend that rackets are always strung by certified stringing professionals at specialised dealers. Improper stringing is not covered by warranty.