Babolat Tennis Strings
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It goes without saying that if you want to play quality tennis then you need a quality racquet, but what you may not know is that a mere change of strings could help you improve or change your game lightning fast.
Different strings can actually prove to be radically different. For instance different materials can create strings that offer a wildly different response. String materials vary from traditional natural gut strings, through nylon, polyester, Kevlar and Vectran. These different materials provide different levels of stiffness, spin production potential and power, and can also be combined to harness different permutations of these features.
All strings also have a different ‘gauge’ which refers to their thickness, with the higher the gauge number meaning the thinner the string. The normal range of string gauges cover just five different levels; 15, 15L, 16, 16L and 17 which whilst not differing much in actual measurement do make a great difference in performance. Typically the higher gauge strings are famed for offering greater performance as they are better for providing more bite and spin, however they also are less hard wearing and do not last as long.
A difference in string tension also makes a great deal of difference to a players game, with a loosely strung racquet offering a larger sweet spot and greater power, whilst more tightly strung racquets provide greater feel and touch for controlled finesse shots.
Babolat is a sports equipment company originating from France, which focusses on Tennis, Badminton and Squash equipment. This focus is derived from the company’s roots as a racquet string producer. In this form the company began all the way back in 1875, founded when Pierre Babolat (from where the company gets its name), created the first natural gut racquet strings.
As such Babolat are one of the most experienced and well thought of producers of racquet strings and if you are looking for the best possible strings to improve your game, then look no further.