String ‘Gauge’ and what does it do for your tennis game

String ‘Gauge’ and what does it do for your tennis game

String ‘Gauge’ and what does it do for your tennis game

We are all too familiar with the numbers, or ‘Gauge’ that is associated with any tennis string we purchase. But what does it mean, and what does it do for your tennis game? Does it help me hit more topspin, or more power? Will it help me with my drop shots and volleys? Knowing the advantages and disadvantages will hopefully guide us to getting that right string gauge for you!

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String Gauge

Diameter (cm)

15

1.43

15L

1.38

16

1.32

16L

1.28

17

1.25

17L

1.20

18

1.10

Basically, the higher the string ‘gauge’, the thinner the diameter of the string. So what does that mean for your tennis game? Some play it by ‘feel’, while some don’t notice it at all. For the recreational or starter player, it may really not matter too much as they still are just learning to utilize the different spins on the ball. But for the more competitive player, it has its advantages and disadvantages. To make it more simple, here is a table to show the effects of string diameters can have to your game and performance:

String Gauge Elasticity Durability Spin Feel Comfort
Thinner More Less More More More
Thicker Less More Less Less Less

 

Silver Sky Tennis strings offer all string gauges for their different brands. Try them all so you can find the best combination of string and diameter/gauge for your style of play!

***For quality strings and tennis supplies visit http://silverskysports.com/en/2-tennis-strings ***

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