Best String for younger players

Discussion in 'Strings' started by K!ck5w3rvE, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. K!ck5w3rvE

    K!ck5w3rvE Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    What do you think is the best string for younger players (about 9-10)? I need to choose a string for a younger player (9 years old). I'm thinking of going for a thinner gauge for better comfort and touch, but what string do you recommend?Thanks.
  2. Deuce

    Deuce Banned

    Feb 13, 2004
    A not so parallel universe...
    Leoina 66 and 77.

    Nice, comfortable string with good touch - and won't do any damage to young, fragile arm/elbows.
  3. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

    Apr 8, 2004
    go thinner... hes 9, mostly likely hes not as strong as a grown man or a teen... so he can take advantage of thinner guage, the thicker would do him no good cause it would never break... give him some multi or something, ask him if he likes if when he restring... 9 year old I would use 18g... ;) IMO...
  4. K!ck5w3rvE

    K!ck5w3rvE Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    Thats what I thought, thinner gauge...look in the first post lol.
  5. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

    Feb 11, 2004
    First, I would NOT go with a polyester. At that age, I don't see that the player would be able to make a distinction between a 16 and 17g string. I would use a softer synthetic gut. If you use a thicker string, just string it a couple of pounds less than you would a thinner string. Here are some inexpensive strings that are more than adequate for a 9-10 yr old:

    Prince Synthetic Original
    Gosen OG Micro
    Babolat Super Fine Play
    Head Synthetic
    Gamma Synthetic
    Wilson Synthetic
    Toa Gold
    Velocity Synthetic (comes in a rainbow color)
    Technifibre Synthetic

    If you want to spend a little more and make it look a little fancier for a kid, try Prince Lightening XX. It has a very unique look to it.

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