What Type of String?

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What tennis string is good for people who are new at the sport?

What Type of String?

If you're new to tennis, start with basic nylon tennis string, with a thicker gauge, like 15. As you improve, try out different brands of string, and thinner gauges, until you find the right type of string for you. Determining string tension is a little trickier. If you want control, tennis string it as tight as the manufacturer recommends. If you're looking for power, string it at the lowest end of the recommended tension.

   

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1/2/2009 10:30:30 PM
patrick said:

15 gauge strings tend to be less desirable from a playability standpoint and would think about getting a new player into a great 16 or 16L duraflex to start, or maybe a multifilament for the feel.




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