Tennis String Breakage

Strings fail for a few different reasons. Breakage is not common, but persistent. Strings should not break. There is usually a reason other than manufacturing defect for a string to break. The instrument is usually to blame, and it almost always the instruments nut or pegs. More information on this subject is on our Instrument Tech pages. Tension loss is the main reason strings fail. As the string stretches, the mass in the vibrating portion of the Typically string breakage is caused by “notching” at the intersections of the mains and crosses.

Sometimes, strings break at the frame edge. Often, this is caused by hitting a ball hard off the frame edge.
Causes for string breakage:
❖ High Tensions·
❖Strings rubbing each other
❖Miss hits
Some times to avoid String breakage.
1. Keep your racquet(s) away from heat! This means never store racquets in the trunk of a car during hot summer months.
2. Keep your racquets out of the cold. Cold temperatures make your strings lose resilence and become “dead”. Also, cold temperatures make your strings more brittle, and more likely to break prematurely.
3. Insert string savers, sometimes called string-a-lings, into the strings of your racket. String savers are tiny plastic pieces that are inserted at the intersection of a main and a cross string –usually in the sweet spot area. The tiny pieces keep the strings from rubbing against each other, which reduces notching.
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String Tension for Tennis Racquet

The strings you put in your racket are key to how the racket performs, accounting for at least 50% of its performance. They are what you are contacting the ball with; they are the engine of your racket. Putting a poor quality or inappropriate string in your racket would be like putting the engine from a Vespa scooter into a Formula One car; it just won’t perform optimally. But, with so many different strings out there, how do you know which one is right for you?

Within the recommended tension range for a given set of strings, lower tensions offer significantly less stress on the arm and slightly more power, and higher tensions offer significantly more control at a given level of topspin.

Generally, tighter strings offer more control, looser strings more comfort. Looser strings also seem to have more power because they tend to hit farther, probably due to their prolonging contact with the ball while the racquet moves upward with the stroke. String tension has a profound effect on the way a racquet performs and feels. I’ve seen lots of players hate a racquet strung at one tension, then love an identical frame strung differently. (This is a good point to keep in mind when trying racquets you’re considering buying.) There’s no single best tension, and the pros offer little guidance, with a huge range in their preferred tensions and no apparent correlation to style of play.

Topspin improves control by making the ball fall faster as it flies forward. For a swing at a given speed and upward angle, some strings produce more topspin at lower tensions, some at higher tensions, with differences on the order of 10% or less.

Looser strings hit farther in part because the ball stays on the strings longer, and because on most swings the racquet tilts upward and rises as it moves forward, a ball that stays on the strings longer leaves the racquet on a higher trajectory.

Finding strings you really like can require some experimentation. If you start by deciding how much durability you require, then you’ll be able to stick with the results of your play-testing.

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Tennis Racket and String Facts

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Racket Facts

  • A heavier frame generates more power.

  • A heavier frame vibrates less.

  • A heavier frame has a larger sweetspot.

  • A stiffer frame generates more power.

  • A stiffer frame has a larger sweetspot.

  • A stiffer frame transmits more of the shock load to the arm than a more flexible frame.

  • A larger frame generates more power.

  • A larger frame is more resistant to twisting.

  • A larger frame has a larger sweetspot.

  • A longer frame generates more velocity and therefore more power.

  • The string bed in a longer frame generates more spin due to increased velocity.

String Facts

  • Lower string tensions generate more power (providing string movement does not occur).

  • Higher string tensions generate more ball control (for experienced players).

  • A longer string (or string plane area) produces more power.

  • Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power.

  • Thinner string generates more power.

  • More elastic strings generate more power. (Generally, what will produce more power will also absorb more shock load at impact.)Softer strings, or strings with a softer coating, tend to vibrate less.

  • Thinner strings tend to produce more spin.

  • Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more spin.

  • The more elastic the string, the more tension loss in the racket after the string job.


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Choosing the Right Tennis String

Choosing the Right Tennis String

Choosing the Right Tennis String

With over 500 strings available today, choosing the right string can be more confusing than ever. With the Silverskysports’ Guide we’ll help you narrow down the choices to meet the requirements you seek in your string.

Strings are commonly grouped in four different categories; Natural Gut, Multifilament,
Monofilament, and Polyester. Natural Gut will provide players with the most feel and touch, while Polyester will provide players with the most durability. Multifilament and Monofilament are made from synthetic gut material and provide players with a fair balance of both feel
and durability. Continue reading

Racket Stringing: The Pros and Cons of stringing your own racket

Stringing a tennis racket for most of us means taking the racket to be strung to your local sports shop like Toby’s, Chris Sports, or if your local club had a stringing machine, leaving it there and then getting it back a few hours later or even the next day. For players who break their strings twice or thrice a year, this would be the perfect solution. But for more advanced players, or junior, or collegiate players, who break their strings once or even twice a week, paying someone to string your rackets can be a costly and time consuming endeavor. Let’s compute the cost of having your racket strung at the nearest sports shop at the nearby malls:


Transportation Cost:       30-40 pesos (By bus, jeep, or MRT/LRT)

Actual Stringing Cost:     80-100 pesos


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Add to that the occasional snack, or drinks while waiting for your racket to be strung, or parking cost if you are bringing your own car to the mall. Easily, you will burn 150-200 pesos (more if you are stringing more than 1 racket). Multiply that with the number of times you break a string more than once a week. Annually, you may be looking at around 12,000-15,000 in stringing costs alone! If you have 2 or more kids playing tennis, then it just goes up even more! In Europe or in the United States, where the cost to string a racket is even triple or quadruple the cost, parents buy their kids their own stringing machines and kids learn to string their own rackets at around 12-14yrs of age. A simple Table Top, or Drop Weight Upright machines cost only around P20,000-35,000, and will last a lifetime if properly maintained. Kids who also learn to string their own rackets tend to be more mature, and have a better sense of responsibility in taking care of their equipment. It will also come in handy when you are playing in a tournament, especially in the provinces or places where there are no stringing services nearby. Some players even earn from it by stringing their co-players rackets at a price! At first, it may take you a couple of hours to string your own racket, but after a few weeks of practice, it may only take you 20-30mins! Stringing Machines like the Eagnas 900 and other tennis products are available at


Building Your Tennis Strength and Agility

Building Your Tennis Strength and Agility
By: Pinoy10sCoach

Building your tennis specific strength and agility is vital in today’s game. You may have seen Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, or even Gael Monfils with their patented slide and near dives to retrieve balls at seemingly impossible angles and positions on the court? Oftentimes these ‘saves’ not only turn the points around, but even demoralizes an opponent who seemingly was thinking he had already won the point. These professionals getting to these seemingly impossible balls is a combination of talent, athleticism, and more importantly, hours spent on the gym working to strengthen their leg muscles and agility allowing them to hit the ball at the most awkward of body positions and angles. For the developing junior or competitive High School or College Player, or even for the recreational player, here are some exercises that can help you get to those seemingly low balls or get to a ball that seems to far to reach. Save the rally, save the point and it might just be the difference in winning your match!


Forward and Backward Rotational Lunge
To help with rotation and strength, most especially in open stance strokes
• Step forward with your left leg, while rotating to the left
• Rotate only as far as you can
• Then step backward with left leg while rotating to the right
• Return to standing position and alternate legs (right)
• Use of medicine ball or dumbbell is optional
• 10-12 repetitions, 2-3 sets

Forward Backward Drill

Place 8 cones two meters apart (4 cones on each side). Start at the first cone, sprint towards the second cone, go around and backward sprint to the third cone, and continue pattern until you reach the last cone. (make sure you start on both ends to work your left and right side). Rest 1 minute in between sets

Happy Playing!



Doing something that pushes your body to the limits, makes you sweat and gives excitement is not a bad idea. Losing some fats, exercising your muscles and enhancing your skills will always be a benefit. Doing it with your family, friends or a group will help you in socializing and developing your talents. If you’re curious about what am I talking about, then try SPORTS!

Sport is a physical activity that arouses competence and enjoyment. A lot of people enjoy playing and sharing each moments of laughter. So, there’s nothing bad at trying sports as an activity. There are a variety of sports that you can try. And if we’re talking about sports, you might be interested in the equipments that will help you. Every sport needs a good set of equipments so that you will have a great time and less frustration.

Using our generation’s wide range of information in a click, you will have a easier way of finding what you want and how you will get the most out of it. got what you need in a just a click. You might be wondering about what we can offer you. Our site offers the best quality equipments for a reasonable price. Who needs flashy endorsements and expensive advertisements? Providing you the best is more important. We value your hard earned money and your satisfaction. Continue reading

How to find the right tennis racket?

For tennis players, strings are the souls of the racquets. It’s really hard to imagine that you are playing with your tennis racquet without strings as for sure, you won’t be able to catch the ball. Choosing the right strings matter as your performance in playing may vary here!

In order to get the right strings for your racquet, here are the things that you need to consider: Continue reading

Proper Maintenance Tennis Racket

If you are a tennis player choosing a quality racket. A racket is your only weapon in the game (aside from your confidence to play). It is better to choose a racket that you think is comfortable to use. Although, there are techniques and effective strategies to win the game, a quality racket is one of the factors that will help you improve your game and assist you in avoiding those dreaded tennis court divider nets.

Remember the days when you are a beginner, you bought a racket from a Tennis Shop. For sure, you choose a racket which is good for a beginner like you. But as time flies, your skills in playing tennis have probably improved and you are probably looking to upgrade your current racket too.

Not all the time, you need to replace and upgrade your racket, especially if there is a few things that can be fixed. The only solution for a few damages of tennis racket, and to prolong the life of the racket, is a good maintenance.

Basic maintenance tips for racket are enough to keep its quality and the life. To know more about, below are some simple tips…


1.)    Never slam your racquet on the ground (regardless what is your reason or the situation just like losing a match). Why? The result is, you will gain a noble bearing among your hotheaded opponents. And the sad part here is, your racquet will retain its structural integrity.


2.)    If you love your racket, protect it by carrying it in a case or bag. Usually, when you purchased rackets, the manufacturers have provided cases or bags for free for the rackets. The tennis bags and cases are so handy. If you need to carry more than one racquet, most of them can hold several at a time. If you are too careless just like throwing your racket in a backpack, in your car or on a carrier pigeon, good luck to you! As your racket will get damaged soon!



3.)    If you want to purchase a racket frame, let it undergo first into testing procedures so you can determine its recommended range of tension. Stringing your racket increases the chance of damaging the frame severely.


4.)    A collision with the cement can be happened at any time. When this happens, you may hear some rattling in your racket. If you hear a rattling sound, it only means that you knocked some graphite and the graphite is loosened inside the frame of a racket. To fix the problem, check the racket’s butt cap.  Every racket has a removable butt cap and the butt cap can be found at the bottom of your grip. Some butt caps are easy to snap off, while of them require a small screw drive to pry open. After you get the butt cap off, you must shake it until that graphite comes falling out. By the way don’t forget to put the butt cap back on before you play.

5.)    Always replace worn down grips. If you don’t want to replace your grip yet, use an overgrip as it goes right over the original grip.


6.)    For sure,  no one wants to keep his racket on a radiator. Once a racket is exposed to a radiator, it will result into a serious damage to the strings and frame. Moreover, avoid storing your racket in extreme cold, as the extreme cold can make the racket brittle and unusable.


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Things That You Must Consider In Finding A Tennis Racket

If you are a tennis player or let’s say you are just a tennis enthusiast, it is really a big deal to choose a quality racket. Your racket is your only weapon to win the game and it really vital to choose a racket that is comfortable to use. A quality racket helps you improve your game and assist you in avoiding those dreaded tennis court divider nets. Aside from getting a good racket, you must learn the techniques and effective strategies to win the game.

Even when you were a beginner, you bought a racket and other Tennis Products which provide a quality performance, and give you ease during the game. When you are a beginner, you choose a racket which is suited for the beginner like you. As time goes by, you’ve done lots of improvement in playing tennis, and you are looking to upgrade your current racket and/or you a few rackets now.

There are effective techniques on how well you hit a tennis ball. However, you must consider purchasing a quality racket which can help you improve your game and assist you in avoiding those dreaded tennis court divider nets. As mentioned earlier, you may look to upgrade your current racket. The key to finding a good racket is to pinpoint what exactly you’re seeking to improve your tennis skills.

Power… Accuracy… Comfort… These are the factors that most tennis enthusiasts and players looking at. However, not all of these three factors can be achieved at the same time. You must determine what should be prioritized first. You need to do a few reviews and studies to determine what you are looking for and must prioritize first.

If you are looking for…


Find a vendor or manufacturer who makes the heads of rackets oversized. By the way, an oversized head is best  for players who are slow swinging, and it gives them an extra oomph when hitting. Since it is oversized, you can make sure that the racket is still lightweight.


If you think that the game is a little shaky, and you need to gain some more control over the ball, you can fix this problem with a small-headed racket which a bit heavier than a typical racket. A small-headed racket is specially designed for players who already have the power to send a ball once over and sailing into opponents’ tennis windscreens.


Since there are many different types of rackets available, it’s important to try out a few options before you get one. If you are upgrading either longer or has a bigger head of racket, it may take a bit of playing before you get acclimated to it. It only means that it’s been a few weeks before you realize that your racket is still feeling awkward to you, and it will end up to switching it up.

Although rackets are the main tools of the tennis game. These may affect the performance of a player. Either you switch or upgrade to a new one, a racket will not totally change on how you play the game.

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