According to most TV tennis commentators, the biggest change in the pro game has come from the spin generated using the new poly strings. But does that mean we should all be using them?
In an article on the GlobalTennisNetwork.com, one expert says…
“The arrival of polyester strings has been one of the major developments in tennis in recent years. It took a while for all professionals to change over from natural gut, but now nearly every professional player uses polyester in their string setup. This may be as a full bed of polyester or in hybrid with natural gut.
“To a professional player, a person who is training every day and who hits the ball with incredible power, the benefit of polyester has been increased control and greater potential for spin. It has helped bring their game to a new level.
“For the club/social player the benefits are not the same. The majority of club players do not understand how polyester performs and are generally using it for the wrong reason or through bad or lack of advice.”
According to the article, most amateur players won’t get the benefits of the new strings and, at most, they should only use the polys in one direction and a standard string in the other. I have been using Gammo Moto (a poly) on the mains and Gamma Glide on the crosses (a more traditional string with a coating that allows the strings to move and “glide” back into position, reducing fraying)
For the full article, please click HERE
What strings have you found work for you?
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