What is the string tension of a tennis racquet? String tension is used to determine the weight required to tension the string on either side of the racquet frame. The string tension is usually between 20 and 30 kilograms. Some players use extreme string tensions from 9kg to 42kg to surprise their opponents with ball spin.
Tennis stringing machines have mounting racks at different points that are used to keep the racket in place while you string it. Your racket head size will vary, but that’s why stringers are adjustable to accommodate varying head sizes. It’s rare to find a stringer that doesn’t have this feature.
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Whether you’re looking for tennis racquet stringing or service on a different style of racquet, the Racquet PROS at DICK’S Sporting Goods are certified to perform custom stringing on your new purchase or restring your trusted racquet to get it back in shape. Restringing ensures your game remains in peak form. You may feel that your racquet is losing its “punch” at the net.
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. Example: Poly at 51lbs (23kg), Nylon at 53lbs (24kg) Polyester: 44-54lbs (20-24.5kg) 2.
Contrary to popular belief, breaking a string isn't the only time you should restring your racquet. For the casual recreational player, a good rule of thumb to follow is to restring as many times in a year as you play in a week. For example, if you play 5 times a week, then you should restring at least 5 times a year.