Non-playing longevity?

IVKI

New User
So with the UK not allowed to play tennis, I'm looking at how to spend my time until I'm back on court. I was considering string up my rackets ready for the expected lift (4 weeks) - I know tensions drop after a little time, but do poly strings keep their playability over time without being used?

Trying to workout when's best to string them for returning to court!
 

Aretium

Hall of Fame
So with the UK not allowed to play tennis, I'm looking at how to spend my time until I'm back on court. I was considering string up my rackets ready for the expected lift (4 weeks) - I know tensions drop after a little time, but do poly strings keep their playability over time without being used?

Trying to workout when's best to string them for returning to court!
I was about to try like 5 different strings. I'd save it for when lockdown ends. They will keep their playability but drop in tension a little. So no worries either way
 

esgee48

Legend
Look up Static Tension Loss in TWU. That is the nominal tension loss from stringing, but not hitting the ball.
 

geubes

Rookie
It depends what you are used too and what you have strung with. I had to restring poly after the last lockdown, but that was 3 months and it felt like the strings had stiffened up after trying them out. I strung both rackets in the last week. Only managed a few hours on each frame before tomorrow, so hoping not to waste them. 4 weeks should be fine as it will likely be more hitting post lockdown than matches. Once point scoring matches start, I will be stringing them again. Most people that play won't even have thought about it, so you're unlikely to be at a disadvantage.
 
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