How often do you need to restring?
It depends how often do you use your racquet and what type of players you are. A quick way to test this out is by putting the racquet right under the light check if your strings are fraying. If they are, it’s time to string before they snap when you are in the middle of a game.
What string tensions shall I go for?
Essentially, it depends on what type of players you are but a general guidelines are:
- Beginners: 20-23 lbs
- Intermediate players: 24-27 lbs
- Professionals: 28-34lbs
Why is getting the right string tension important?
- It helps players to optimise performance during games with better control
- Crucial in injury prevention as suboptimal tension levels could cause arm and/or elbow injuries
- The higher the string tension, the higher tendency for the racquet to break during a hard hit. Do not exceed the recommended string tension advised by our professional racquet advisor in store.
What is low string tension?
When your racquets have low string tensions, it gives more repulsion, hence greater power. This is especially suitable for beginners as it complements the swing with a more impactful smash. However, the downside of lower string tension is less accurate shots due to the softer string bed.
What is high string tension?
When your racquets have high string tensions, it has lesser repulsion, hence the need of more wrist and arm strength as well as greater swing speed for a strong smash. However, the benefit of higher string tension is players will have more accurate shots due to the firmer string bed which provides a more accurate hit direction. It’s advisable for players to gradually increase string tensions as they get used to the game.
Start with this visual, bt using a LN racquet, and add in one more, point at the strings and put the word – ‘String’