View Full Version : Basic String Guidelines

01-29-2010, 06:19 PM
Here are a few simple guidelines about strings;

String Pattern-A more open string pattern offers more power and spin whereas a more dense string pattern offers more control.
String Tension-A lower string tension increases power but decreases control whereas a higher string tension does the exact opposite.
String Gauge-The higher the gauge the more spin, feel, and elasticity but less durability. The lower the gauge the more power and durability, but less feel.
String Composition- Ther are 4 types of strings, they are:Natural Gut, Synthetic Gut, Polyester, and Kevlar. Natural Gut-most playability but breaks easily. Synthetic Gut-Used by most tennis players, more durable but has less playability than natural gut. Polyester-High durability and more spin and control. Kevlar-Most durable, but also most stiff. Usually is combined with a softer string to remove the harsh feel.

01-29-2010, 06:34 PM
I think you're missing a multi in string composition and most people hear would argue that natural gut doesn't break easily