Strings Guide

What type of string is best suited for my game?

This all depends on what you are trying to get out of your racquet.

As a general rule:


  • Upsides: Durable. Lots of control. Lots of spin.

  • Downsides: Low powered. Harsher on the arm. Loses tension faster.


  • Upsides: Very good playability. Wide range of price points. Softer on the arm. Very good tension maintenance. Closest thing to natural gut.

  • Downsides: Less control oriented. Certain multi-filaments can feel "mushy." Lacks durability for bigger hitters.

Synthetic Gut

  • Upsides: Economically priced.

  • Downsides: Average overall performance and playability. Not extraordinary in any category.

Natural Gut

  • Upsides: Optimum playability. Holds tension the best. Easy on the arm. Playability even at very high tensions.

  • Downsides: High priced.

What tension is recommended for me?

"String Tension", measured in either pounds or kilograms, specifies the pressure by which the strings are secured to the racquet frame during stringing.

As a general rule:

  • Lower tension = more power, comfort and durability

  • Higher tension = more control and spin

Generally, the lower tensions range from 42 - 50lbs & higher tensions range from 56 - 64lbs