Hi, I've recently taken up tennis (about two months), and even more recently acquired a Head Youtek Speed MP 18x20 after demoing quite a few. I bought it used and it came with ALU Rough originally strung at 58lbs. I have no idea how long that has been on there, though, and from what I've gleaned from these forums if it has been awhile, the tension isn't around there anymore. Nevertheless, I've played about 10-12 hrs since I got the racquet, and I'm finding I have a propensity to hit it long. In my two months I've learned that I find little more rewarding that smacking it as hard as I can from the baseline, so that could be some of my issue. I didn't have this issue as much with my cheapo wal-mart racquet though. I am willing to come in so I would categorize myself as a Baseline-Basher/ All-courter. Definitely not a S/Ver. So my question is whether this is an appropriate string for me, and I just need more time to get better and get used to the racquet, or would there be something more appropriate. As a broke college student, I would like something with decent durability. I've also read that this string can be tough on your elbow? My wal-mart racquet was already making my arm hurt, and while I haven't had any issues with the new set up yet, I'm a little paranoid about tennis elbow. I've been eying the Gaucho natural gut thread pretty closely, is that something to consider. I live in Tuscaloosa, AL so its pretty hot with high humidity, though it has been cooling down. Finally, I hit with a semi-western forehand with moderate topspin and an atrocious one handed backhand. While I have sifted through these forums pretty thoroughly, sensory overload and conflicting information led me to go ahead and make this post. Any help in what strings I should consider would be appreciated.