Which is better at net, low or high tension?

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  1. Virgilio

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    Just wondering, since I stink with low tension...getting higher tension would help with net play?
     
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  2. Ripper

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    I'd say low, but, as everything, it depends.
     
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  3. Virgilio

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    but it seems I have very little control with low tension. Moreover I keep on hitting my frame (though that of course doesn't depend on the strings). Is the racquet too heavy or is it just me too blind? Racquet is 300 grams now.
     
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  4. bigserving

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    Sampras strung with a fairly high tension. John McEnroe strung at very low tension.

    It probably is not the racket as much as it is the user. Practice, experiment and find what works best for you.
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    depends on the racquet. but in general i have found open string pattern racquets to work well at >60 lbs
     
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  6. Virgilio

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    yeah, mine is pretty open string. Do you guys look at the ball impacting the racquet when at net or just have the sensation of where the ball is going and try to close the point like that?
     
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  7. morten

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    the latter
     
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  8. onkystomper

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    LOL strings don't matter if you hit the frame. :) 300 grams is not a particularly heavy racket. prob just lacking preparation.

    As far as strings go it is a personal preference from person to person
     
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  9. dozu

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    from the way you asked the question, I'd guess that you need more fundamental technique training on volleys. if you are losing control and you are hitting the frame, you are not good enough yet to worry about tensions.

    search the forum and look for technical tips and improve your form first.
     
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  10. mctennis

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    I agree with this statement. It is all in the softness of your hands.
     
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