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CHOOSE

A STRING

How can you choose the right string? Multi or monofilament?

Is the string too rigid, too soft, too loose? ...

A string that is suitable for one person is not necessarily suitable for someone else, so it is important to choose the right string to suit your needs.

What string brand should I choose to restring my racket?

Should I go for power or control string? What gauche?

Hybrid or gut? Spin or flat?

Get to know you game style is essential to choose the perfect string. Also to keep an eye on how your body will benefit from the string, preventing it from injuries.

There are many types of strings that can be divided into 4 families:​​​​​

Multifilament

A multi-filament string is made with hundreds of synthetic microfilaments. This type of string maintains tension well, and is less powerful than gut but more than other types of strings.

Benefits: 

  • Tension is maintained well

  • Comfortable

  • Powerful

Monofilament

Monofilament strings are vert stiff strings made of a single strand of polyester or co-polyester. It can be made in different shapes (round, pyramidal, hexagonal, octagonal, ...) to increase its effect and control.

Benefits: 

  • Durable

  • High playability

Hybrid

This is a mixture of two types of strings. A powerful and flexible string is combined with a rigid string, which creates resistance and effects. The most common way is to use monofilament for the mains and either gut or multi-filament for the crosses.

Benefits: 

  • Comfortable

  • Powerful

  • Playability

  • Durable

Natural gut

This type of string is made of hundreds of natural microfilaments from bovine small intestines.

Benefits:

  • Very comfortable

  • Very powerful

  • Tension is maintained well

BABOLAT
STRINGS
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RPM BLAST              £13

Spin and power 

Monofilament string

Rafael Nadal (N. 2 ATP)

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RPM POWER       £13.50

Spin and power +

Monofilament string

Dominic Thiem (N. 3 ATP)

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RPM HURRACAINE   £11

Spin and durability

Monofilament string

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RPM ROUGH            £14

Spin + 

Monofilament string

Felix Auger-Aliassime (N. 21 ATP)

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XCEL                       £15

Comfort and Power

Multifilament string

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UNIVERSAL              £11

Comfort

Syn Gut

LUXILON
STRINGS
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ALU POWER             £15

Spin and power 

Monofilament string

Roger Federer (N. 4 ATP)

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4G                           £15

Control and durability

Monofilament string

Stefanos Tsitsipas (N. 6 ATP)

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ADRENALINE           £10

Spin and durability

Monofilament string

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ELEMENT                 £16

Spin and control

Monofilament string

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ORIGINAL                £14

Comfort and Power

Monofilament string

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SMART                     £17

Spin and durability

Monofilament string

TECNIFIBRE
STRINGS
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RED CODE               £10

Power and durability

Monofilament string

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BLACK CODE           £12

Spin and power

Monofilament string

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RAZOR CODE          £13

Spin and durability

Monofilament string

Daniil medvedev (N. 5 ATP)

HEAD
STRINGS
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LYNX                         £9

Control and feel 

Monofilament string

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HAWK TOUCH         £14

Control and durability

Monofilament string

Alexander zverev (N. 7 ATP)

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HAWK                      £14

Control and power

Monofilament string

WILSON
STRINGS
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SENSATION             £10

Comfort 

Multifilament string

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NXT                         £16

Comfort

Multifilament string

OTHER BRANDS
STRINGS
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CONFIDENTIAL        £16

Spin and power 

Monofilament string

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BLACK WIDOW   £13.50

Spin and power

Monofilament string

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POLY TOUR              £13

Control and durability

Monofilament string

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BABOLAT PRO LAST   £8

Spin and power 

Monofilament string

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ADVATAGE                £8

Control and durability

Monofilament string

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V-TORQUE               £12

Spin and durability

Monofilament string

Hybrid

STRINGING
 

A hybrid string setup is the use of two different strings in the mains and cross strings of a tennis racquet.

This can be as simple as using two different gauges of the same string but is more commonly done with two completely different string materials. For example, natural gut with a polyester.

Hybrid setups are extremely common on the ATP and WTA pro tours right now with players choosing a strong, endurance-type string in the mains like Babolat RPM Blast or Luxilon and pairing it with a softer string in the crosses such as gut or a multifilament.

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