Basic String Guidelines

Discussion in 'Strings' started by TennisBalkan, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. TennisBalkan

    TennisBalkan New User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Here are a few simple guidelines about strings;

    1. String Pattern-A more open string pattern offers more power and spin whereas a more dense string pattern offers more control.
    2. String Tension-A lower string tension increases power but decreases control whereas a higher string tension does the exact opposite.
    3. String Gauge-The higher the gauge the more spin, feel, and elasticity but less durability. The lower the gauge the more power and durability, but less feel.
    4. String Composition- Ther are 4 types of strings, they are:Natural Gut, Synthetic Gut, Polyester, and Kevlar. Natural Gut-most playability but breaks easily. Synthetic Gut-Used by most tennis players, more durable but has less playability than natural gut. Polyester-High durability and more spin and control. Kevlar-Most durable, but also most stiff. Usually is combined with a softer string to remove the harsh feel.
  2. Redvd8

    Redvd8 New User

    Jul 21, 2009
    Sugar Land
    I think you're missing a multi in string composition and most people hear would argue that natural gut doesn't break easily

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