Piece of tennis equipment that has the greatest impact on one's game?

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Which piece of tennis equipment has the greatest impact on your game?

Poll closed Jul 15, 2010.
  1. Racquet

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  2. Shoes

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Strings

    10 vote(s)
    45.5%
  4. Balls

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Frame

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. AmericanTemplar

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    Which piece of tennis equipment do you think has the greatest impact on your game?
     
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  2. Falloutjr

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    Strings, followed closely by racquet. With the right string setup, your shots can be twice as effective. You can generally play your style with any racquet, but head size, weight, and balance are important.
     
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  3. AmericanTemplar

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    Oops, didn't mean to put racquet & frame. Mods can you please delete one of them?
     
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  4. 813wilson

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    For me, the net has the biggest impact on my game....
     
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  5. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    of the choices you listed, I would go with racquet. However, feel what's between your ears is the most significant.
     
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  6. FLA10s

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    Strings, racquet doesnt matter as much, you put my setup into a wal-mart racquet and i could play just as good.
     
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  7. TennezSport

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    Strings!.......

    Can't make contact with the ball without string, so that has the greatest impact (no pun intended). This becomes more previlent the better the player is.

    Cheers, TennezSport :cool:
     
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  8. MAX PLY

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    ^^^
    Of course, a package of strings with no racquet to put them in is not very useful either (and actually you can get the ball back over off the frame much easier than you can with 40 feet of string on the ground or webbed between your fingers in a "cat's cradle").

    But seriously, I would say racquet simply because head size, weight, balance and flex have a much greater impact on timing, swing speed, and can have a larger effect on the stroke. String variation is a little easier to accomodate. I think that this, in part, is why string innovation tends to follow racquet innovation (granted at some level, racquet and string innovations feed each other over time).

    (for what it is worth, the differences in this thread probably point to the truth of Drak's statement)
     
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  9. r2473

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    I think your haircut is very important.

    Look how much Fed spends on his haircuts and look at how good he is. Coincidence? I think not.
     
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  10. Topaz

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    And there we have it...the Secret to Tennis!!! The board will now have to close down. There is nothing left to talk about. *wink*

    I voted for strings. Though, a wise man once told me that the most important part of my tennis game is my feet.
     
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  11. AmericanTemplar

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    Yeah, I'd say shoes & that's what I voted for. I could play much better with a pair of modern Nikes like CB 2.3's & a woodie, than Stan Smith's & my modern Yonex.
     
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  12. sapient007

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    i'm thinking steroids but is that considered equipment?
     
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  13. ProgressoR

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    wrist band, no lie
     
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  14. tennisguyak

    tennisguyak Semi-Pro

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    For me it seems to be the court. Not the surface, but the size. If they could just make it a little longer.... Not on my side just my opponents though.:)
     
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  15. ayuname

    ayuname Semi-Pro

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    Can I vote for "my arms". I think those have the biggest impact on my game.
     
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