At Advantage Sports all of our re-strings are done on our state of the art Wilson Bairdo Stringing Machine for an exact and precise re string.
We are aware there are numerous strings on the Market to choose from and along with the varied tensions this can become quite mind boggling! So below we have set out a few guidelines which will hopefully help you choose your string and Tension correctly.
Strings for power
These are typically aimed at the Tennis player hitting the ball fairly hard and also those who are frequent string breakers. These strings are Polyester and usually a bit stiffer to standard strings, therefore more durable and maintain tension slightly better. Because the strings are slightly stiffer they perform better at a lower tension (lower tension for power, Tighter for Control) so we advise not to go much higher than 54lbs tension on these.
Strings for Spin
These strings are similar to the Power strings but have either a rough texture or slight angular feel to them, they are designed to bite into the ball creating more Spin and again suit Hard Hitters and frequent string breakers however there are options like Dunlop Black Widow and Solinco Tour Bite Soft which have a softer feel and not quite as stiff as some of the other strings, so ideal for those wanting some extra spin out of their play along with feel.
Strings for Control
These strings are usually a bit softer and designed to give you better Control of the ball, ideal for all round players and those seeking more touch and feel, these strings usually have a bit more give so to get the best performance it is better to string on the tighter side 55/56lbs. These strings are also ideal for those suffering with Tennis Elbow or any other arm/shoulder injury as they are softer and don’t transfer as much vibration through the racket, in this case we recommend lowering the tension.
Tensions – Rule of thumb
Tighter gives you more Control and Slacker gives you more Power, if you are suffering from any Arm/Shoulder Injury or Tennis Elbow a Slacker Tension does not transmit as much vibration through the Racket therefore more comfortable when striking the ball.
All the above Information are guidelines and if you are unsure on what String/Tension to go for do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly talk you through.