Step 1: Pick a Type of String. When you’re shopping for tennis strings, the first step will be to decide between the two major categories of string: natural gut and synthetic. As you may have guessed by the names, natural gut strings come from organic fibers, while synthetic come from artificial materials.
Our pick for the best synthetic gut tennis string is Prince Synthetic Gut, an excellent string ...
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Polyester strings are for experienced players who require maximum control, spin and durability. Polyester’s magic lies in its stiff monofilament construction, which gives strong players the needed control to swing bigger without fear of overhitting. The upshot is more confidence when playing aggressive tennis.
Tournament Nylon, aka simple nylon, is one of the cheapest tennis strings that come as pre-strung in most tennis racquets and is suitable for beginner-level players only. If you are new to tennis, we recommend tournament nylon strings because with this string you won’t have to worry about the string tension.
In general, beginners should play with nylon strings (or natural gut if you don’t mind spending the money), intermediate players can start to blend with hybrids, and advanced players can take the court with a full bed of polyester. When it comes to tension, the general rule is to string elastic materials like nylon or natural gut around 50-60lbs, which we’ll use as our base recommended tension.
This is a type of string design where numerous individual string filaments, usually made of nylon, are wrapped or braided into a single length of string with a polyurethane binding agent. Multifilament strings tend to produce more power and comfort than solid-core or synthetic gut strings, and are a preferred choice for players with tender arms and elbows.