Choosing the Gauge of Your String
Is Bigger Better?
String thickness, or gauge, varies, too. And, as you are guessing, there are advantages to both thick and thin.
A string’s gauge refers to its thickness or diameter. The higher the gauge, the thinner the string. Most strings fall between 15 gauge (thickest) and 18 gauge (thinnest).
Thinner String allows the ball to be hit with more control and spin, but do no last as long as their thicker counterparts.
We supply and string most rackets with 16 gauge string. It offers a moderate lifetime coupled with respectable control.
Thinner 17 and 18 gauge strings are available for those players that expect more control and/or may have elbow problems.