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Quality Tennis String at Discount Prices
Golden Set supplies a wide variety of high performance tennis strings - all at unbeatable prices. Within our line of tennis string, there is sure to be one that is ideal for your game. Polyester tennis racquet string has become the most popular string type in recent years. From recreational players all the way up to the professional ranks, it is the most favoured string type. Its performance properties, particularly polyester's unmatched spin production, are responsible for its prevalence. Synthetic gut racquet string, of which Golden Set provides two different types, offers tremendous value and good all around performance. The high elasticity of multi-filament tennis string provides outstanding comfort and response. Synthetic gut and multi-filament strings can be used by themselves or commonly as part of a hybrid
setup with a polyester string. Combining either of these string types with polyester will produce a string-bed that is noticeably softer than using polyester alone. Aramid / Kevlar® tennis strings offer the ultimate in durability but with a feel that is unfortunately too stiff for most players. Polyester strings, with their spin advantage, higher elasticity and all but equal durability, have generally taken the place of aramids.
Don’t know what string & tension is right for you?
Start with your swing speed:
Low Swing Speed:
Player that generates limited power and/or spin, durability not a concern
(rarely breaks strings)
String Recommendations (non-hybrid
Q: What is a hybrid / blend?
A: A hybrid (aka blend) string installation involves the use
of two different string types. Generally, one string type
will be assigned to the mains exclusively while the other
type is assigned to the crosses exclusively.
'MAINS' are the strings running
parallel to the handle's axis (red strings to the immediate
'CROSSES' are the strings running
perpendicular to the handle's axis (red strings to the
Q: Why would I want to
use a hybrid?
A: To achieve performance and/or durability characteristics
that are not attainable using a single string type alone.
Generally, main strings break first as they tend to move
more during impact and therefore endure more abrasion than
the crosses. As a consequence, usually a hybrid installation
will assign a more durable (harder) string to the mains and
a more playable (softer) string to the crosses. Durability
may not be the primary motive for choosing a hybrid though,
often hybrids are chosen partially or entirely for their
Q: How do I choose strings to use in a hybrid?
A: Your game style, racquet and personal preference will all
be factored into the determination of your 'ideal' string
combination. Usually, some trial and error is to be expected
when searching for the right combination. Keep track of the
string types, tension(s) and results from each hybrid
combination that you try. Don't be discouraged if the first
combination you try is not quite right. Visit the
Hybrid / Blending Guide for hybrid string selection
A string with a higher ‘Spin Generation’ rating will tend to impart more spin to the tennis ball on a given shot. More spin can help to improve your consistency as well as to make it more difficult for your opponent to effectively return your shots.
‘Durability’ ratings indicate how long a string can be expected to last (playing time before breaking). Strings having higher ‘Durability’ ratings will tend to last longer. A string that lasts longer will save you time and money by reducing the frequency with which you must restring your racquet(s).
‘Elasticity’ ratings are related to a string’s tensile stiffness. Higher ‘Elasticity’ ratings indicate lower stiffness. The ball’s rebound velocity off of a more elastic string will tend to be higher than that of a less elastic string. Additionally, higher elasticity will provide a more comfortable (softer) feel by reducing the shock transmitted to a player’s arm. This shock reduction can be particularly desirable for players who have or have had arm problems.
Types of Tennis String:
Co-Polyester / Polyester:
Golden Set Snake-Bite, Power Cord & Hex Poly
Polyester is the most popular string type on the market as well as the most common string type among professional players. Polyester provides exceptional spin generation and outstanding durability. Polyester’s lower elasticity and excellent spin generation allows a player to swing faster while still retaining control through impact. For some players, using polyester alone may result in a string-bed that is too stiff. A softer string-bed can be achieved by hybriding / blending a polyester with a more elastic string type. ‘Co-polyesters’ are polyesters that have been ‘tweaked’ at the chemical level. These alterations can yield improved mechanical properties. All Golden Set polyester strings are in fact co-polyesters.
Golden Set Classic & Synthetic Gut
These are tennis strings constructed from a single nylon monofilament core wrapped by a jacket of several smaller nylon monofilaments. Solid core tennis strings provide mid-range durability, elasticity and spin potential. Additionally, they tend to be the least expensive string type. Before the advent of polyesters, solid core strings dominated the market. Though the growth of polyesters has lead to a decline in demand for solid cores, they are still a popular choice on their own or as part of a hybrid / blend .
Golden Set Velvet & Maximal
Nylon based strings having multiple filaments in their cores are categorized as multi-filaments. Thanks to their high elasticity, these strings provide excellent comfort, feel and power. Their durability is below average and they tend to be substantially more expensive than solid core strings. Multi-filament strings are frequently used on their own or as part of a hybrid / blend involving a stiffer string type such as polyester. Generally, multi-filaments are best suited to players having slower swing speeds. A multi-filament string will maximize the ball’s rebound velocity off the string-bed, unfortunately, this can lead to control issues for players with faster swings.
Aramid / Kevlar:
Golden Set Hard-Line & Dura-Match
These strings contain aramid fibres which are extremely stiff and strong. Aramids are the most durable string type available. Kevlar is an example of a type of aramid fibre. Aramids are so stiff that they should only be used in a hybrid / blend involving a softer cross string. Aramids should not be used by players who have or have had shock related arm injuries. Although some players that use aramid tennis string actually like its extremely stiff feel, most aramid users simply tolerate its excessive stiffness for the sake of durability. The advent of co-polyesters has significantly reduced the popularity of aramids because co-polyesters offer nearly comparable durability with a softer feel and superior spin generation.
You string racquets for other people, why should you buy
Golden Set tennis string?
While the guaranteed quality will keep your customers
happy, the low cost of Golden Set products will keep you happy. Gaining and
retaining clients is easier when you can offer premium products at competitive
You string your own racquets, why should you buy Golden
Set tennis string?
The answer is simple; the quality of Golden Set string is
second to none and at a significantly lower cost than our competitors. How is
this possible? Firstly, with Golden Set string, you are buying directly from
the brand - no middle person. Secondly, Golden Set does not engage in expensive
marketing practices - the savings are passed on to you. Unless you actually
like paying for inefficient distribution channels, expensive advertising and
massive sponsorship schemes, acquiring your tennis string from Golden Set is a
You do not string racquets, why would you buy tennis
Even if you do not string racquets, if you play tennis on
a regular basis you should definitely consider buying your own tennis string.
As you likely already know, stringers are happy to supply the tennis string to
be installed in your racquet. You are limited to the selection of racquet
string they carry and, unless they carry Golden Set string, you'll be paying a
premium for it. Alternatively, stringers are also happy to string your racquet
with tennis string that you provide. Of course, in this case, they will only
charge you for labour which is usually between 15 and 20 dollars. By supplying
your own string, you are assured your preferred string type and your total
stringing cost will be reduced.
Does tennis string go bad? How long does it last for?
If stored under the correct conditions (not in direct sunlight or excessive heat), all Golden Set strings will remain 'good as new' for several years. As well, we ensure that all of our inventory gets turned over within months of manufacture, so you can be assured you are always receiving 'fresh' tennis string from Golden Set.