String Tension

These few notes about string tension are intended to provide some basic background information.

Many players simply leave the choice of tension to a racquet stringer, but others need advice before deciding on their tension.

Tension Loss

All strings lose tension in use. This is not normally a problem providing you use a tension that takes this into account.

However, some strings lose more tension than others and this must be considered before selecting a string

Recommended Tension

There is usually a recommended string tension which is normally shown on the frame.

Most players should find these values provide reasonable results, and they are a good starting point.

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July 2017