In a nutshell: Got tennis elbow after I already ordered a new racket (Volkl Power Bridge 10) ... mainly from playing too much too fast: over-use. The new racket is pretty arm-friendly, and I strung it with Lux ALU Roughs in the mains at 54, and NXT Tour 16 in the crosses at 52 ... so I kept to the mid/low range. It's been about 14 days since the injury: I haven't played since (felt the pain two days after I last played ... and don't forget I haven't yet played with my new racket, other than demoing it), and have rested and started a treatment plan that's working wonders so far. I don't plan on getting on the court until I not only heal and strengthen my elbow/forearms/arms but also when I strengthen my shoulders, core, back and legs ... the whole shebang (which I'm foreseeing as about 4 - 8 weeks). The more I research, the more I learn that most joint injuries occur because of muscle imbalances ... be it strength vs weakness, or flexibility vs tightness. Thus, I gotta get in better shape! Now here's my question: For safety-sake, should I play on this new racket with my current new string job, or should I just cut them out, eat the small expense, and get softer strings, like WeissCANNON Explosiv or even natural gut? I'm thinking it might be the more prudent thing to do, especially as I ease myself back on the court after a two month absence. I could just go slow with my new strings and just see what happens (don't forget, I will be stronger and in better shape by then), but would mind shelling out the extra cash and give my arm the chance to build up on softer strings... Anyone have any advice or comments or suggestions?? Thanks!