Your Strings Break

Steve Diamond
You’re playing a big point and you hear the sound of your strings breaking. What should you do?

Since you will be losing most of the control on the ball, the Common Wisdom is “come to the net and hit volleys.”

But New Jersey tennis professional Steve Diamond, Tennis Director at Green Brook Country Club, has a different suggestion. He recommends that you hit only side spin shots off both sides; because he feels that will give you a better chance of controlling your ground strokes.

What do you normally do?? Try Steve’s idea next time it happens to you and see how it works!

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3 thoughts on “Your Strings Break

  1. Shouldn’t be an issue for you George since you now string your sticks @ 35 lbs….a busted job probably has more tension. The federal defecit my be erased before you restring !!!

    Chris. Actually, just did pop a string on the court! But you are right, the tension didnt change much!! George

  2. George, about two weeks ago I broke a string, hit three more shots(all overheads), and won the point on the third. Surprised me!!(Not that I made three overheads) Racquet strung at 40 lbs; down to about mid-thirties when the string snapped. “Normal” logic is to go for a winner when a string breaks before too much tension is lost I believe.

  3. If you are playing a person who breaks a string get to net! At best they might be able to hit a lob. In reverse If I have the broken string I’m getting to net and hoping they miss the pass or I get lucky on the volley. Don’t think you want to count on more than three shots even with sidespin.

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