String Tension help

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by d1783, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. d1783

    d1783 New User

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    Hi,
    I'm going to get my racket re strung for the first time and I'm not sure on which tension to have. My serves are around 85mph and I prefer to have more power then control. Could anyone recommend a tension to me?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Jonnyf

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    go about 50-56 lbs
     
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  3. goober

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    look at the recommended tension on your racquet and string towards the lower end if you want more power.
     
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  4. krnboijunsung

    krnboijunsung Semi-Pro

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    What goober said.
     
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  5. Thereallovebone

    Thereallovebone Rookie

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    What was your racket strung at originally? You might want to stick with that tension if it feels good.
     
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  6. Grimjack

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    1) There's nothing wrong with an 85 mph serve, if you can get it where you want it.

    2) I know you prefer to have more power than control, but you shouldn't. Control without power can win you a lot of matches. Power without control is useless.

    3) What kind of racquet?
     
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  7. TwistServe

    TwistServe Guest

    It really depends. What is your current tension at that is giving you the 85 MPH serve? Decrease that by 5% or 10%... Also the longer u use the strings the looser the tension will get. I don't think a decreasing tension will add much pop to your serve. You need to improve technique or get a new racquet that has more pop like a PD+ hehe
     
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  8. andreh

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    The only way is really to try different tensions and see what you like. It will cost you more and it will help if you have more than one racquet (the same racquet) so you can switch easily between two tensions. How can one possibly know if one doesn't have a frame of reference?
     
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  9. d1783

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  10. d1783

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    I'm currently using a babolat classic TI to get my 85mph serve, its more of a control racket than power. The recommended string tension is 50.55Ibs
     
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