Regular string breaker: between 10 and 20 H of play
Moderate tension (18 kg to 23 kg) offers more comfort, spin and power. The flip side is that you'll have less control and accuracy. High tension (>23 kg) provides greater control and accuracy. It can, however, lead to tendinitis. You will also have less spin and power. For these strings, the recommended tension is: Mains 20 kg Crosses 18 kg
For monofilament strings, Decathlon recommends a tension of between 19 kg and 22 kg. We strongly recommend against using monofilament strings for children under 15 to avoid injury. These strings are best for players who break strings in under 10 hours of play because they quickly lose their tension.
For multifilament strings, Decathlon recommends a maximum tension of 25 kg. These strings are recommended for people who are prone to tendinitis, and youngsters. Multifilament strings keep their tension very well.
Your racket's performance depends 50% on your frame and 50% on your strings! Be sure to take the time to choose the right strings. For players who break their strings a lot: change them as soon as they break. For people who rarely or never break strings, Decathlon recommends changing them as many times per year as you play per week. E.g. if you play once per week, change your strings once per year. If you play three times per week, change your strings three times per year.
You shouldn't tighten a loose string pattern as you'll compromise on performance. Looser strings will make your game more relaxed; if you aren't forcing things, you will have more power. Over time strings can become worn without breaking. They lose their elasticity and initial properties. The gauge (or diameter) also affects play. The smaller the gauge, the more power and spin you'll get. A larger gauge will give you stiffer strings with a heavier impact on your body.
Avoid temperature changes and getting the string damp. Do not leave your racket in your car boot: the temperature can rise and fall dramatically!
Our tests on the product features are conducted in a laboratory. The test on resistance to breaking is conducted in the lab using a Canon Ball machine to check the longevity of each string. The string power test is conducted in our labs using the Charpy impact test to verify the energy transfer of the product and its ability to ensure the ball's speed.