What tension should I string my tennis racquet at?
around 50-60 lbs.
When it comes to the actual tension, most manufacturers recommend stringing elastic materials like nylon or natural gut around 50-60 lbs. If using a stiffer string like polyester, drop the tension to avoid arm injuries.
How much tension do tennis strings lose?
All tennis strings will lose tension over time. They begin to lose tension as soon as they leave the stringing machine. Depending on the type of string, in the first 24 hours after stringing, strings can lose roughly 10 per cent of their tension, and this continues when you play with the racquet.
Does lower string tension give more power?
Most players are familiar with the general principle that low tension gives more power and high tension gives more control. The lower tension strings stretch more during impact and thus store more energy. When the ball rebounds from the racquet, more energy is returned, so it leaves with a higher speed.
What should the tension be on a tennis racket?
String your racket in the middle of this range, as a starting point, if you have a new racket without strings. After playing with your racket at mid-range and evaluating how the strings perform, you have room to move up or down 3 or 4 pounds of tension to address your needs and complement your style of play.
What’s the tension on a tennis string machine?
The machine stretched the string at 100 mm/min until tension reached 280 N. There was a 100 second wait during which tension loss was recorded. Then the stretch continued at 100 mm/min up to 380 N.
Why do tennis players break their strings so often?
You might be thinking this is because the professionals break their strings so often, but it isn’t. Often it is due to the string tension dropping during point play. In a match play scenario, suddenly a ball that landed 10cm in previously before the tension loss would no land 10cm out.
What happens to tennis strings in hot weather?
Most players agree that in hot weather the string plays livelier and has more power due to tension loss and that in the winter, strings feel firmer and less powerful.