Tennis Racquet Restringing: Types of Strings

Racquet Restringing - Types of Strings

Has it been awhile since you’ve had your tennis racquet restrung? Just like a car, your tennis racquet requires regular maintenance. You should regularly have your strings and grips replaced if you play frequently. Every tennis racquet is tailored to an individual’s style of play, and restringing is no different. Here are some types of strings you can choose from for racquet restringing.

Racquet Restringing in Milwaukee

Elite Sports Clubs offers racquet restringing services at all 5 clubs to both members and non-members. Our experienced tennis professionals are there to answer any questions you may have about what’s best for your game and make recommendations. One of the most common questions we get answered is “What type of string should I use?” It’s not an easy question to answer, because each string has different qualities for different styles of play, and different qualities carry different costs as well.

Why choose the Elite Tennis Pro Shop?

  • Competitive pricing
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Convenient drop off and pick up
  • Tennis and racquetball racquet services offered
  • We’re a member of the United States Racquet Stringers Association

Types of Racquet Strings

Synthetic Gut

The synthetic gut string is a very basic string great for most recreational players. It’s probably the most widely used string because it’s inexpensive and still has decent durability, playability, and spin control. If you only play tennis on occasion, the synthetic gut string is a great option.

Multifilament

The multifilament string gives you much more playability and better comfort than the synthetic gut string. It’s a lot easier on your arm as well. The multifilament string is slightly more expensive and you also lose some durability. Over time, you’ll notice they tend to fray or they might break easier. If you don’t break strings often, this is a great string to go with.

Polyester/Co-Poly

The polyester strings are some of the most durable on the market. They quickly snap back into place for increased topspin. However, these strings can lose their elasticity rather quickly. Because they’re durable, you might think it’s a great string but pretty soon you’ll notice a “dead” feel. When that happens, it’s time to have your racquet restrung.

Co-poly strings have similar construction as the polyester strings but with a few more additives, giving you a little bit more comfort. They’re generally softer and easier on the arm. If you suffer from tennis elbow but still want power and control, this is a great string.

Kevlar

Kevlar strings are extremely durable. They are very stiff and provide good spin.

Natural Gut

Natural gut strings provide some of the best tension maintenance and feel for any type of player. They are very elastic so they provide power and comfort. They tend to hold their tension and playability well over time. A big downside of natural gut is that it is the most expensive type of string on the market. Its durability isn’t as strong as synthetic strings so if you frequently break strings, natural gut strings might come at a high cost to you.

For more information about our racquet maintenance services, go to our Tennis Pro Shop page!

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