advanced or expert players who rarely break their strings and who are looking for maximum feel and comfort. The TA 500 top of the range multifilament 1.24mm tennis strings provide maximum power and ball control thanks to their high-tech Peek material
The polyurethane and polyamide plus Peek material offer optimal performance
its small gauge of 1.24 mm provides a good feeling of control.
Good spin thanks to the 1.24 mm gauge and elasticity.
good durability with Peek's 8 strands, perfect for players who rarely break.
Which tension is best?
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 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 (20% loss within three hours of play).
For multifilament strings, Decathlon recommends a maximum tension of 25 kg. These strings are recommended for people who are prone to tendinitis, youngsters, and people who don't break their strings often. Multifilament strings keep their tension very well and stay bouncy longer.
When should you change your strings?
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.
Tips from Decathlon
High tensions should be avoided as your performance will be affected. A loosely strung racket will let you play a more relaxed game, giving you more power without having to force it. 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.