Originally Posted by franks
Of course it is, as long as you do not shank the ball. If you shank the ball regularly, the string does not last very long. So from an economic point of view it does not make much sense for a beginner to use Natural Gut, unless he/she is very wealthy or if he/she hits the sweetspot regularly. Most tennis players including myself will agree that Natural Gut strings are the best strings ever made.
I shank all day long and my string still break in the middle, gut being soft and resilient means they are not as prone to shank breakage as other string.