There are so many tennis strings in the market that it honestly gets so confusing on what to buy what fits your playstyle the best.
So, I did a little bit of digging, tried out a bunch of different strings over the course of six months to find the best fit for my play style.
I’ll mention some of my favorites in this post and where to buy them. Strings are a highly subjective topic but if my experience can help you pick out your favorite one then this post served its purpose pretty well
My Absolute Favorite
Since I am a counter puncher which favors a little of top spin, I found the Babolat RPM Blast 17 to be my favorite. It is premium but the value it provided to my shots was too good to believe at first.
The control and spin I felt on the ball were very awesome. And Since, it is a poly it is very durable and fun. The 17g provides great pop and feel compared to the 16g version.
The ultra-responsiveness of it is too good to pass up for anyone who has a control oriented top spin game. You can check the current pricing on Amazon By clicking here for the reel or here for a single racket.
Babolat RPM Blast 17, String
This is my favorite of the bunch. I have discussed it above already. You can check it out. To cut is short I love the balance that it provides to my game and anyone looking for the same can benefit from it.
Luxilon 4G 16L String
If you like durable strings that provide a lot of control then this is the string for you. Its co-poly construction holds tension extremely well and you can crank it as much as your racket can hold.
The 16L provides provides a little more bite and spin than the 16 version. You do not have to worry about the durability of the string because of its construction. You can find the single racket version on Amazon by clicking here and the reel version here.
Kirschbaum Super Smash 17 String
Want to try polys but have a smaller budget then the Kirschbaum and Tourna ones are the one to go.
While not as durable as the above premium ones, the string enables you to take extreme cuts on the ball due to its thinner gauge and it still lasted a pretty long time in my testing. You can find the single racket version here and the reel version here.
Tourna Poly Big Hitter Black 7
Its a 16 gauge string designed for a little more control in your powerful shots. If you find your balls going 1 or 2 inches over the baseline then this might be the string of choice for you. It does bite the ball but not at the same level as the Kirschbaum.
The durability on this one is better than the thinner Kirschbaum. You can check the current pricing for it on Amazon by clicking here
Multifilaments are a little different than all the other strings in general. They are made from a combination several tiny microfibers that are strung together to form one big string. They have a lot of the qualities of natural string. So, if you are a little light on the wallet than you can opt-in for Multi Filaments.
They are soft and comfortable than any other types, so if you suffer from tennis elbow or any other arm injury then they might be an awesome combination for you.
Wilson NXT Power 16 String
Wilson produces some really good hybrid and multifilaments. The Wilson NXT has some of the highest ratings in playability and strength according to the Tennis Warehouse. It was originally named the Wilson NXT tour, so if you find that string then it’s the same one as this so you do not have to worry.
This is a great synthetic for people looking for a gut like feel. The thicker gauge provides great directional control and durability.
Pricing and availability can be found on Amazon here
Babolat Xcel 16 String
This is the most comfortable string I have ever played with. Comparing this to polyester strings is a night and day difference.
You lose the functionality and control that polyesters provide but if you are someone who wants comfort and can handle the ball then this string is for you.
It provides a great level of control for a soft and light string string and you’ll be very happy with your purchase
It is available in both natural and blue colors and you find them on Amazon by clicking the links.
For the Blue One Click Here
For the Natural One Click Here
Wilson Sensation 16 String
Definitely one of the best value for money multifilament strings out there. It’s a little higher than the Tourna Quasi but the value it provides is second to none.
It’s a favorite among many people at my local club, and you can rest assured that comfort that this string provides is well worth your time and money.
It’s made from Wilson’s proprietary Xyco-microfibers which enables them to save cost provide you with a great value string.
Tourna Quasi Gut String
My favourite string to make an hybrid with a more premium poly if I want to. The comfort and playability is great to make an hybrid out of.
It’s very cheap so you do not lose a lot of money if you do not end up liking it plus breaking it is less heartbreaking too.
You can find it on Amazon by clicking here
Natural Gut Strings
Babolat VS Touch Natural Gut 16 String
Cream of the crop when it comes to strings. Natural guts have the most superior playability but are extremely expensive.
So, if you feel like you want to try a hybrid with another string then you can try this one. It’s extremely comfortable and durable. It has Thermogut technology that helps with its durability and longevity.
It’s great but I do not prefer natural guts at all, because they lack a bit of control and they are pretty expensive.
But if you want to try it, you can find it Amazon by clicking here
Synthetic Gut Strings
Prince Synthetic Gut 16 Duraflex String White
Synthetic gut was designed as a cheaper alternative for natural gut and people usually stayed away from them for quite some time.
These days beginners and a lot of people on a budget prefer Synthetic Gut. I used to use the Prince gut throughout my beginner and intermediate years and it’s been an awesome experience. I loved the feel and and the affordability of the gut and it performed pretty good for the price I was able to get.
It has a great all around playability and the DuraFlex helps with the durability of the string.
It has the best value for money and I would recommend it to a lot of beginners and intermediate players.
You can find it on Amazon by clicking here.