Friday, January 30, 2015

Want More Power? It Could Be Your Strings

There are many ways that strings can be the reason you aren’t getting the power and depth on shots that you would like. Among them are:

  • Wrong string – While polyester strings are popular for their durability and use on the tour, it isn’t a string for everyone. For hard hitters, polyester strings have plenty to offer, but if its power you’re looking for, try something softer that will add depth to your shots. Softer strings will also be easier on the arm.
  • Wrong tension – Many players we string for have found there are benefits to a lower tension, power and spin. Too many players think that tighter equals power. Lower tension allows the string to give at impact and return that energy to the ball, adding power and depth on your shots.
  • Old strings – We see many people who leave their strings in far too long. At some point, strings simply can’t return the same amount of energy as they did when they were fresher. This robs your racket of the power it should have.

The only part of the racket that should come into contact with the ball is the strings. The wrong string, tension, or old strings can take power and spin potential and comfort away from you. The thing is, everyone is different. How you play and what racket you play with will determine what the right string and tension is right for you.

Stop by either MP Tennis location and we can help you find the combination that will have you hitting your best.

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