Polys - control and spin generation.
Signum Pro Plasma Pure 1.23mm - £13
All the durability and tension stability of the extremely popular Pro poly plasma string without the questionable orange colour. The Poly Plasma in a new, optimized version which plays a bit softer and more comfortable compared to the classic Poly Plasma. It is called PURE because no pigments have been added.
Signum Pro Plasma HEX-treme Pure 1.23mm - £14
Hexagonal shaped Co-polyester string and New optimized molecular structure (without any colour additives) gives exceptional spin, minimum tension loss, excellent ball control, high dynamic power, excellent playability and comfort.
My previous string of choice: Great for spin, durable, comfortable and cheap! Recommended HERE
Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.25mm - £15
This monofilament core finished with high polymer polyester is a durable string that is great for big hitters. As a softer playing poly string it provides a comfortable feeling, while the string bed supresses shoulder and elbow fatigue.
This string is incredibly spin friendly. Power players will appreciate the control and feel they get from all areas of the court. Available in Yellow or Black.
Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable 1.23mm - £15
Ultra Cable's construction reveals a very obvious design goal, namely spin. Not only is this co-poly made with a slippery surface (allowing the strings to snap back with extra force), but it is also designed with four sharp and very grippy edges. Check out the review HERE
Hybrids - poly control softened by a multi or syngut in the crosses.
Signum Pro Plasma Pure + Pro Supex Spiral Flex - £12
Weiss Cannon Ultra Cable + Babolat Synthetic Gut - £14
Babolat RPM Blast + Wilson Sensation £17
You can mix and match any Poly (Mains) with any synthetic gut or Multifilament
string (Crosses) listed here.
Multifilament - playability and comfort.
Weiss Cannon Explosiv! 1.30mm - £14
Explosiv!'s core is comprised of over 1200 ultra thin, high-elastic twisted fibers coated with a new, unique resin. A proprietary mixture consisting of molybden, resins, and other nano additives is used to manufacture Explosiv! A multifilament string that offers comfort, power and precision. Explosiv! keeps its playing properties well beyond any reasonable expectation whilst displaying excellent durability with minimal string movement.
Wilson Sensation Comfort 1.30mm - £15
A comfortable playing string with a nice blend of feel & playability. Known for its vibration dampening qualities, Sensation lives up to its long-standing reputation as an arm-friendly string that offers good power and spin.
A lot of the benefits of pricier multifilaments in a more budget-friendly package.
Construction: Dupont Zycro Micro fiber core surrounded by a multifilament outer wrap. Great review HERE
Video with way too much info. HERE don't do it, it's nearly 8 mins long!
Babolat RPM Blast 1.25mm - £20
The string of choice for Stan Wawrinka and Eugenie Bouchard, this durable co-poly string is very, very spin friendly. The slick surface of RPM Blast allows the main strings to slide out of alignment, grab the ball and then snap back to add spin to the shot. While all co-poly monofilaments do this to some extent, our lab tests confirm that RPM Blast is exceptional in this regard. Though RPM Blast offers a slightly softer feel than traditional polyesters, it is by no means the softest co-poly available. It is an ideal choice for big hitters with heavier racquets seeking maximum control, durability, and spin. (And it seems to be working quite well for Rafa!)
Volkl Cyclone 1.25mm - £15
Volkl Cyclone is a gear shaped string which enhances spin but does not compromise ball speed, control and durability. This is a high quality co-polymer string. Great value and good choice for those who like to hit heavy spin.
Wilson Ripspin 1.35mm - £10
It’s a durable, firm polyester with a low-friction coating that helps the strings snap back into place after contact. This has two intended benefits. First, it lessens the abrasion on the strings, promoting longer life. Second, the strings are designed to snap back while the ball is still on the string bed, enhancing the spin on the ball. Reviewed HERE
Ripspin has been succeeded by "Revolve" hence the bargain basement price.
Wilson K Gut 1.30 - £15
A multifilament string that is similar to Wilson sensation but slightly firmer and with enhanced durability.
Solinco Hyper G 1.25mm - £15
Shaped for maximum spin, this thin 17g version of Hyper-G is perfect for the modern topspin game. A great option for intermediate and advanced players looking to swing big.
Volkl Cyclone Tour 1.25 - £15
A comparatively springy co-poly designed for big hitters, has a softer response than the original Cyclone. This tour version of Cyclone has the same spin-friendly gear shape, but is twisted for increased ball bite. Best suited to advanced players who want a very playable co-poly with a little extra comfort and power.
Babolat Xcel French Open 1.30mm - £22
Comfort! Touch! Power! This special edition of Babolat XCel string adds tension maintenance and solid durability to one of the most playable multifilaments on the market. With a new construction phase that uses slightly firmer polymid binds instead of polyurethane, Babolat was able to increase the durability and tension maintenance of the string. It still plays very soft, making it an exceptional option for comfort seekers.
Synthetic Guts - for all round performance and value.
Pro Supex Syn Gut Spiral Flex 1.30mm - £12
Pro Supex Syn Gut Spiral Flex is a direct competitor to Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex (the most popular synthetic gut worldwide) and is commonly regarded as being superior!
Babolat Synthetic Gut 1.25 or 1.35mm - £12
Excellent value for money with this string that offers very good comfort and playability. Solid Polymide core with single co-polymer outer wrap and polyurethane coating.
Volkl Classic 1.25 or 1.30mm - £12
A nice crisp feel due to its monofilament core construction.
This string offers excellent all-around playability and decent durability.
Prince Synthetic Gut - £12
One of the world's most popular synthetic gut strings. Exceptional all around performance. Engineered with Duraflex for increased durability.
Available in Purple, Yellow or White.
I usually have a few other sets or half sets (for hybrids) kicking around, the line-up constantly changes. Call or email for details.
Buy your own
There is a massive range of tennis strings available from Stringers World. You can buy a set of something new to try and I will string it for you for only £10. Or you could buy a reel of your favourite string, you should get 16 to 18 restrings from a 220 metre reel.
Feel free to call me on 07773883734 to discuss any potential purchase.