If using a stiffer string material like polyester, we’d recommend stringing looser to avoid arm injuries. Here are the tension ranges we’d aim for the first time you get your racket strung: Nylon/Gut: 50-60lbs (22.5-27kg) Hybrid: 46-56lbs (21-25.5kg) *Because polyester is a stiffer material, string 2lbs (1kg) looser than nylon
Yonex EZONE 98 (305g) 20-27 kg / 45-60 lb. You may also find some of the tennis strings you purchase offer a recommended tension range. For example, Babolat’s RPM Blast recommends 48 – 66 lbs or 22 – 30 kg, a rough guide for understanding where they have determined the string performs its best.
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At a minimum, every tennis player should understand the basic trade-offs among comfort, power, control, and spin in relation to string tension. Any decent tennis racquet will have a recommended range of string tensions, for example, 58 to 68 pounds. When we talk about low or high tension, it makes sense to confine ourselves within no more than 10% outside this range, because at extremely low tensions, some of the normal correlations break down.
As soon as a racquet is strung, it will lose tension before it goes anywhere near a tennis ball. It's said that strings can lose up to 10% within 24 hours. So if you string at 55 lbs but don't plan to use your racquet for a week, then it will have lost quite a bit of tension by the time you finally play.
It's a personal choice. First, remember that tension is really a matter of personal preference. Even the pros' tensions are all over the map -- some string as low as the mid-to-high 30-lbs range, while others are as high as 70+ lbs, with most others sprinkled somewhere in the middle. So, it's important to experiment and find a tension that works best for you and your game.
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High String Tension . A high string tension would be anything from around 55lbs to 65lbs. Similarly to what we talked about during the low tension section, there are exceptions to this too – some players opting for even higher tensions! Unless you want an injury coming your way though, we wouldn’t advise you to go over 60lbs.
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