View Full Version : Different tensions for different opponents

10-03-2004, 06:40 PM
Do many players keep a few racquets set at different tensions to deal with different opponents? I'm beginning to feel like this is a good idea.
Different players putting different levels of spin on the ball seem to require a different tension. At least that's how it seems to me.

Any thoughts?

10-03-2004, 09:09 PM
i have different strings and tensions for that.
i have 1 gut/ti-mo combo that i usually use. 60/56
1 all ti-mo 58
1 all nrg 58

i have the nrg as my "i cant play worth a bean so hopefully i can be a pusher.

ti-mo is for "man im launching these long"

10-06-2004, 06:22 AM
ideally, the way my opponent hits the ball does not affect the way i hit the ball. this is certainly the case when i'm playing well.

at least for me, once on the court and in a match, i try not to think about my equipment too much - any "issues" i'm having are usually a result of poor footwork or racket preparation - - strings don't really help w/ either.

that being said (in a very self-rightous way), i do tend to switch to a racket strung slightly tighter (when balls are sailing on me), looser (when i'm tired) and one with a fresh grip (when i can't think of anything else to do) but i can't say that this really improves my play if i don't relax and get to the ball.