How Often Should You Restring A Tennis Racquet?
Nov07

How Often Should You Restring A Tennis Racquet?

I play tennis about once a week for a couple of hours (weather permitting). To be honest, I really would like to play more, but with family commitments it’s just not possible. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you understand… Anyway, the other week I was surprised when I broke a string during a tennis match. I bought a new tennis racquet in March 2019, which came with a standard set of tennis strings. Considering I don’t play that...

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What Tennis Strings Do the Pros Use?
Nov05

What Tennis Strings Do the Pros Use?

I recently upgraded my tennis strings as unfortunately one snapped in a doubles match. I didn’t even have a spare racket, so I had to borrow one for the rest of the game. Didn’t go to well as you might expect after that! This is the first time I’ve had to go through the process of changing tennis strings. At my local tennis club, they offer a standard string which is quite reasonably priced. However, as my game has advanced quite a...

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How Can You Tell If Your Tennis Strings Are Dead?
Oct27

How Can You Tell If Your Tennis Strings Are Dead?

Two weeks ago, I changed my tennis strings. I hadn’t planned to do it so soon as I only play once a week. Also, the strings are only a few months old. But these were a basic set of strings which I got with my tennis racket. Anyway, I was forced into changing my strings as one of the strings snapped in a rally. I even hit a forehand winner in the process! At least I won the point I guess. I may have had the wrong tennis gauge for my...

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Tennis Strings | 16 vs 17 Gauge – Which Is Better?
Jul21

Tennis Strings | 16 vs 17 Gauge – Which Is Better?

I’ve been very pleased with my Mantis Pro III tennis racket I bought several months ago. It’s a great overall racket for control, feel and giving me sufficient power. We all know racket design is a big factor in determining how well a racket ‘feels’ when you hit your shots. However, tennis strings are also extremely important. Some are great for spin and control, and some are better for power. So when you’re choosing a racket, you...

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Pros And Cons Of Polyester Tennis Strings
Jul17

Pros And Cons Of Polyester Tennis Strings

What are polyester tennis strings? Polyester strings are one of the stiffer string types you can use in the game of tennis (nylon and natural gut are softer). This string type is generally used by more advanced players. There are various types of polyester string: 1) Traditional polyester – High stiffness, with great control on your shots Example: – 2) Textured or rough polyester – Excellent grip on the ball for extra spin...

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Best Tennis Strings For Topspin and Control
Feb16

Best Tennis Strings For Topspin and Control

At the weekend, I had a tennis lesson with a friend who I knew from college. I hadn’t seen him in over 15 years. He’s now a tennis coach living in sunny Bournemouth, in the UK. Living the dream 🙂 (if the weather’s nice) Anyway, as we were playing, he let me have a go on his new Mantis tennis racket, which had just been restrung. Wow! I was amazed at how much more spin and power I could get with my shots. I have a cheap Wilson Racket...

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