String Selector

Take the quiz below to find out what kind of tennis strings would be best for you….

What's the most important characteristic you're looking for in your tennis strings? (Please choose one)

What's the second most important characteristic for your tennis strings? (Please choose one)

How often do you break a string?

Do you ever suffer from tennis elbow?

What best describes your tennis swing?

Tennis string selector
Multifilament

Mulitfilament

Made from hundreds of tiny fibres wound together, these strings are very comfortable and powerful, but lack durability - they can be seen to fray over time.
Pros: Very good playability.  Softer on the arm. Very good tension maintenance. Closest thing to natural gut.
Cons: Less control oriented. Certain multi-filaments can feel "mushy." Lacks durability for bigger hitters.
Try: Wilson Sensation or Mantis Comfort Synthetic.
Polyester

Polyester mono-filament

The most durable of strings, and what most professionals use. Polyester strings are hard on the arm, but allow modern players with fast swings to get control and spin.
Pros: Durable. Lots of control. Lots of spin.
Cons: Low powered. Harsher on the arm. Loses tension faster.
Try: Babolat RPM Blast or Luxilon Alu Power.
Synthetic Gut

Synthetic Gut

Nylon string and the most commonly used in club play, synthetic gut attempts to mimic the playability and comfort of natural gut.
Pros: Economically priced.
Cons: Average overall performance and playability. Not extraordinary in any category.
Try: Prince Synthetic Gut or Gosen OG Micro
Polyester/Synthetic Gut Hybrid

Hybrid stringing

Hybrid strings are a combination of two different strings for mains and crosses, allowing you the playing characteristics of two types of string. For example, find a good combination of durability and playability with a polyester main string and synthetic gut cross string hybrid.
Pros: Allows you to cherry-pick the playing characteristics of two types of string.
Cons: None!
Try: Wilson Champion's Choice (Luxilon Alu Power Rough/Wilson Natural Gut), Babolat RPM Blast with Prince Synthetic Gut DF
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