What does "durability" actually mean in a tennis string?
Usually people adress the "tear resistance" when they speak of the "durability" of a tennis string. If you are an extreme topspin player or hard hitter, this is logically an important criterion when choosing a string.
Actually for at least 95% of recreational tennis players, durability in the sense of "tear resistance" is completely irrelevant, because their strings break less than once a year and are therefore worn out long before they break. Another aspect of “durability” is therefore much more relevant for them: maintaining the elasticity.
Regardless of whether you prefer hard or soft strings: Only fresh strings feel good.
The elasticity of the strings – and thus their energy – decreases over time. The stringster app helps you to identify the right point of time to actively replace your strings.
It also enables you to experiment with different types of strings, string diameters and tension levels – and to realize which strings stay "fresh" for how long.
Get your racquets a check-up with the stringster app from time to time – just to make sure you keep using them effectively.
The benefits you get from fresh strings:
- more repulsion power
- more controlled strokes
- better feel for the ball (esp. volleys)
- better shock-damping performance to keep your arm- and shoulder joints healthy
- more joy in the game