There are many types of tennis strings on the market. The factories produce tennis strings more efficient use of materials of very high technology.
The tennis strings are designed to meet the needs different players:
1 ° Power: more the strings of tennis will be more powerful and ball speed will be high.
2 ° Control: ability to strings of tennis to return higher accuracy in hitting shots to equal.
3 Spins: ability to strings of tennis easier to print spins.
4 ° Comfort: ability to strings of tennis reduce annoying vibration and shock of contact ball / strings.
The description of our strings tennis gives you an indication of these properties.
There are several characteristics to consider when choosing a tennis strings:
■ Construction of strings: how strings is made and what type of fiber is used
■ The gauge of strings: the thickness the string
■ Tension: stretching the string during installation
■ More central cords are longer, there will be power
■ The elastic tennis strings produce more power
■ Soft strings reduce vibration
■ The elastic strings have more tension loss after being corded
Monofilament tennis strings
The materials used are the polyester or polyether or a mixture of different materials (co-polyester). The advantage of monofilament tennis strings are their resistances increased, better ball control and a better spin. There are more and more monofilaments "soft" on the market to give more comfort and playability at strings of tennis. We recommend lowering the tension of 2 kilos on monofilament tennis strings from a multifilament tennis strings because of the rigidity of the strings.
The latest developments are structured strings (strings with several faces: pentagonal, hexagonal ...) to give greater spin to the ball.
The monofilaments can also be used in hybrid on the mains with a string in cross the multifilament in to give a good compromise between strength / playability.
Warning: monofilament transfer more vibration and shock to racquet that a multifilament. If you feel pain in the forearm, we recommend you spend on tennis strings in synthetic / multifilament or gut.
The multifilament tennis strings do not have a central core but are composed of hundreds or thousands of filaments braided together wrapped in a protective layer (sheathing). The multifilament tennis strings will tend to unravel with wear.
The multifilament are the strings closest to natural gut and offer excellent comfort for players suffering from muscle pain (tennis elbow ...). They offer a great playability, good ball speed and is strongly absorbed vibration. The main disadvantage is their tendency to lose their power faster than a multifilament with a central core. We advise you to pretend strings to improve the lifetime of tennis strings and reduce tension loss.
The multifilament often tend to be more expensive but are a cheap alternative to natural gut.
Central core with single braiding
The construction of this tennis strings has a central core of monofilament with a layer of filaments twisted around this central core.
This construction of string is used for economic use of many nylon.
The central core provides resistance to tennis strings while the filament layer provides more playability than traditional monofilament.
Central core with double braiding
The construction of this strings has a central core made monofilament with two layers of fibers around the central core.
The central core of monofilament gives resistance although it monofilament is thinner than in a building with simple braiding. The two layers give more playability to strings than just wrapping.
Multicore with protective layer
The latest tennis strings on the market produce by factories use complex multicore systems using a variety of different fibers in each heart. These thousands of small fibers increase the playability and elasticity of the string.
Some of the fibers used are made hard polyester to increase resistance.
Hybrids are to have two tennis strings different on mains and cross. The routine use of a hybrid is to put the monofilament in the mains and the multifilament in cross. The mains will give strength and cross more playability. The exception is Roger Federer who uses the gut in mains and monofilament cross. This combination will not last long for big lifteurs.
The use of hybrids is a good alternative for young players (+ 13 years) that break a lot. The lifetime of tennis strings will be increased. However, we recommend stringing at very low tension so as not to appear in pain to the forearm of a young player.
Before the advent of nylon and multifilament, the gut was the only strings of tennis available. Today any strings does not get better playability, power, comfort and feeling well than multifilaments are close. The gut is the stringing of tennis that has this better performance!
The price for natural gut is prohibitive to many, and although they tend to have an impermeable layer these days, bad weather conditions reduce the lifetime of the gut.
The textured tennis strings are designed to give greater spin the ball. These strings tend to have a central core with a in monofilament top layer of uniform filament. Another layer of in monofilament fine are added spiral-shaped around the string to accentuate the spin.
The gauge of tennis string
The gauge of tennis strings is measured by the diameter of the string and influences the behavior of play
More the gauge is refined, more the strings of tennis:
■ generates power
■ generates spins
■ offers less resistance
■ provides more comfort
■ has a loss of tension faster
More the gauge is thicker, more the strings:
■ generates control
■ generates less spin
■ offer resistance
■ has less comfort
■ Low tension provides more power
■ The high tensions offer more ball control
■ A racquet with 16 mains offers more spin and power
■ A racquet with 18 mains offers more ball control
■ More the stringing pattern is dense, more tennis strings offers control but less ball speed and spins
The tension affects the rigidity of the stringing pattern of the string. This is an important measure to consider because it will help to optimize the feel for the game. Two different racquets with the same strings of tennis to the same tension will result in a measure different stiffness and behavior of the strings will be different and will be played differently. There are a number of factors that influence the rigidity of the strings of tennis: