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Wilson Sensation Plus Tennis String - 200m Reel View

Wilson Sensation Plus Tennis String - 200m Reel

Providing a rougher texture on the outside and gut-like shot sensation, the Wilson Sensation Plus tennis string - 200m reel provides and solid combination of comfort, responsiveness and upmost control over shots. This game-changing string is designed with a multifilament nylon core combine with metallic ribbons to ensure decent tension maintenance and impeccable control levels. It’s a gauge 16 (1.30mm) string, and it’s supplied in a hefty 200m reel suitable for many re-stringing jobs.

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Head Hawk Tennis String Set View

Head Hawk Tennis String Set

The Head Hawk tennis string has been developed in co-operation with Head’s top pro players to deliver extraordinary energy efficiency ensured by the Head Crystal Core technology which helps generate explosive power without compromising on optimised control and touch in every shot. It provides more feel and power than a conventional polyester string and has a monofilament core for improved durability. The string is supplied as a 12m (40ft) set, which is enough to re-string one racket.

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Babolat RPM Blast Tennis String - 12m Set View

Babolat RPM Blast Tennis String - 12m Set

The Babolat RPM Blast Tennis String is a powerful, 1.25mm (17G) tennis string constructed from a high density co-polyester. The cross-linked silicone coating provides maximized spin for expert players. The Babolat RPM Blast has been chosen by Raphael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Samantha Stosur, world's top players.

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Head Sonic Pro 16 Tennis String Set View

Head Sonic Pro 16 Tennis String Set

The Head Sonic Pro 16 string offers optimum comfort and control thanks to co-polymer polyester and a soft molecular construction and has a gauge of 1.30mm (16). This monofilament string is very durable and ensures excellent response, great playability and impressive power potential. It is supplied as a 12m (40ft) set.

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How to Choose Your Tennis String

Tennis strings are in integral part of a tennis racket and having the right string for you and your style of play will make a big difference to your game. However, a lot of people will spend time researching their next racquet but then overlook the string once they buy the racket. So here we will take you through some of the main points to consider when buying tennis strings.

Also, don’t forget that we have a Master Racket Technician in our Central London store who can advise on all aspects of stringing, rackets and racket customisation, contactable via phone, email or in store, details on the Contact Us page.

Tennis String Gauges

Tennis strings should be chosen in accordance with your playing style and personal needs. While choosing a string it is very important to decide on the right gauge as that has the most effect on feel and spin. The thinner a gauge the better as thin gauges usually ensure better playability, better bite on the ball, more power and less stress on your arm. Thicker gauged strings should, though, be more durable than thinner strings.

The tennis string gauge is measured from 15 to 19 with the higher numbers being thinner. You will also see thickness given in millimetres as well. “L” sizes are half sizes.

String Tension

When it comes to feel and control, then tension plays the most important role. Tension should be adjusted to your string type and your swing speed. If you use strings that feel stiff, you can usually notice that they do not return much power, but you can change it adjusting the tension down, which should improve feel and power. Higher tensions will generally offer increased control. Tension is measured in pounds and if you’re unsure about at what tension your racket should be strung then speak to Brad our Master Racket Technician. You can also check the throat area of your racket for the manufacturer’s recommended range of tension for your racket.

String Types, Materials and Characteristics

There are many types of strings and none of them is “the best” as strings that are good for a professional will often not be suitable for a recreational player.

Here at Sweatband.com we stock different types of strings, including ones made from cows’ gut Natural Gut strings that are often used by professional players because of its elasticity, tension stability and liveliness and many types of Synthetic Gut strings that are designed to offer players different characteristics such as durability, spin, feel, power and more.

Using the filters on this page you can refine your search to include just the types or materials you’re looking for.

Monofilament – a string made from a single solid material core, nowadays usually polyester (see below).

Multifilament – as the name suggests these strings are made from lots of intertwined filaments producing great feel, playability and power. Also more comfortable on arms than monofilament strings.

Natural Gut – considered the best for playability and feel but more expensive.

Polyester – more stiffness (therefore less power) and more durability, generally best suiting those beyond a beginner level.

Hybrid – combination of two string types, with an increasingly popular one being natural gut and polyester.

Nylon / Synthetic Gut – cheaper option normally made from nylon that delivers a good blend of performance and value for money.

String Pattern

Don’t forget that the density of the strings in your racket’s head also plays a role in how your strings and racket play. If your racquet has fewer strings (lower string density) it should be conducive to getting more power and spin on the ball, with a higher density better for shot control.

The strings in our range come from leading manufacturers such as Luxilon, Wilson, Tecnifibre, Head, Dunlop and many other quality brands that constantly work on developing new materials and technologies that can improve their products and meet the needs of different types of players.

Head up this page to start your search for your next tennis string. You can use the filters to narrow down results by brand, string construction type and length. We also sell stringing machines in case you or your club are looking to purchase one.

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