What is Dynamic Tension?


 A racket is only as good as the last stringing job! 

Players spend a lot of time researching and testing rackets before they buy one, companies spend a huge amount of money promoting their rackets through the media and through sponsorship, why is it then that you very rarely see anything about strings.  

What people have to understand is that the pros change their strings, anything from every nine games to every set.  They are ensuring the racket performs at its optimum all the time.
Don't worry I'm not suggesting you get your racket strung a couple of times a match but what you should take from this, is that professional players understand the importance of regular stringing.  They need the racket to perform at its best and can tell the slightest change in tension, that's where Dynamic Tension comes in.

Dynamic Tension is the stiffness of the string bed (not to be confused with the tension in one single string).  It determines the playing characteristics, Power and Control, of any racket.  The proper combination of Dynamic Tension and style of play is necessary to obtain maximum racket and player performance.
Dynamic Tension is ball power in KP (kilopound) required to deflect the stringbed 1cm at the sweetspot.  It is the only realistic and precise value that can be measured in a strung racket.

How do I use Dynamic Tension and what does this mean to you?
Every racket I string I record the Dynamic Tension, therefore I am able to ensure consistency of stringing and make sure you are getting the best job possible.
It also means I can check your racket, at any stage for you, and tell you how much tension it has lost.  You will then know if your racket needs a restring or not.


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