Tennis Racquet Strings

Every tennis player has different needs when it comes to the strings and string tensions on their tennis racquets. But when there are hundreds of different tennis racquet strings on the market, how do you decide which are right for you? From natural gut to synthetic gut, cutting-edge multifilament strings, and hybrid options, each has their own qualities when it comes to playability and durability.

Natural Gut Strings

The original tennis racquet strings (and still favoured by many purists) are made from natural gut, offering an impressive combination of power, control, and spin. While there are no man-made equivalents to natural gut strings that meet their playability, they can be less durable than other types of strings and should be kept well protected when off the court in tennis racquet covers.

Synthetic Gut Strings

Designed to compensate for the lack of durability of natural gut, synthetic gut or nylon tennis racquet strings offer a great all-round performance. While they don't offer the same spin potential as natural gut, they have impressive power and control and are the most common strings found on factory strung rackets today.

Multifilament Strings

Multifilament strings use the latest technology to recreate the characteristics of natural gut strings. Thin strands are wound to create different variations of spin, power, and control, offering the best combination of both playability and durability. For those suffering from tennis elbow or other tennis-related arm problems, multifilament strings are a good option.

Durable Polyester and Kevlar Strings

If you're prone to breaking strings, then look for durable polyester and Kevlar strings, which are favoured by a number of professional tennis players, like Rafael Nadal. Some combine them as a hybrid with synthetic gut or multifilaments to reduce the impact on the arm, while other players reduce the tension on the mains and crosses.