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Tennis shoes are as important as a racquet. How to choose shoes for playing tennis?

Tennis shoes are as important as a racquet. How to choose shoes for playing tennis?

How to choose the best tennis shoes for ourselves? Although experienced players don’t have any problems with answering this question, beginners may find it difficult. The issue is worth careful considering for a longer time. Well-suited tennis shoes not only increase the comfort of playing, but they also improve the way we move on the court. As a consequence, they positively affect game quality and achieved results.



Tennis grips – dry or tacky? Characteristics and use

Tennis grips – dry or tacky? Characteristics and use

Professional tennis players and advanced amateurs know how the game quality and comfort can be influenced by the well-matched racquet grip or overgrip. Unfortunately, less advanced players often tend to ignore it, so that they do not even know what type they use. What is the difference between dry and tacky grips? How to choose the best one for you? The answers to these questions are in the text below!


How to select and buy a tennis racquet?

How to select and buy a tennis racquet?

Buying a tennis racquet can be quite a challenge for those making first steps in tennis, as well as for more experienced amateurs. The best solution is to try a few racquets on the court and define which of them suits us the most. If we don’t have such an opportunity, our choice should be adjusted to favored playing style and based on frame characteristics. 


How to choose a kids tennis racquet? Selecting a size of tennis racquets for children

How to choose a kids tennis racquet? Selecting a size of tennis racquets for children

How to pick a tennis racquet for a child? – being a parent of a kid who has already made first steps in tennis, you will have to face this question sooner or later. The number of racquet models available on the market can surely give you a headache. Yet, with learning some basic rules, selecting a proper equipment will be much easier.



How quickly tennis strings lose tension

How quickly tennis strings lose tension

We've started a very interesting experiment. One of the LKT coaches, Przemek Jakubiak, has strung his Babolat Pure Drive racquet with Iso-Speed Pulse 1.30string (one of the most popular monofilament soft strings on the market) @ 24 kg. 


The goal is to check how quickly the strings lose tension. We will verify this every day, using the professional Beers ERT 300 TennisComputer.

We will post the results in this blog, so stay tuned! If you'd like to be up to date with next experiments and challenges, please like us on FB www.facebook.com/GigaTennisEurope/


Day 1 (21.09.2017):

After the first 5 hours of coaching, the tension dropped by nearly 1 kg! But this was expected as the tension drops pretty quickly during the first day after stringing.


Day 2 (22.09.2017):

5 hours plyed with hard balls, and the tension drops by over 1/2 kg.


Day 3 (23.09.2017)

4 hours played with hard balls and 6 hours with soft (kids) balls and the tension is basically unchanged. 


Day 4 (24.09.2017):

A slight decrease in tension again. 2 hours played with adults and 5 with kids. 
As we can see the tension dropped from 24 kg on the first day to 22 kg. 


Day 5 (25.09.2017):

Sunday. Even Przemek has to take some rest from playing tennis :)

Day 6 (26.09.2017):

After the sixt day (3 hours played with adults and 2 with kids), the tension dropped by another 1 kg and now is @ 21 kg


Day 7 (27.09.2017):

Despite playing 3 hours with hard balls and 2 hours with kids balls, the tension remains @ 21kg. 



Conclusion no. 1 – monofilament strings lose tension at the highest pace during the first 10 hours of playing. Hence if you plan to play an important tournament, it is definitely worth re-stringing right before it. And if you plan to make it to the finals you definitely should have two racquets re-strung! J

Please be reminded that the tested string was monofilament Isospeed Pulse 1,30 – one of the softest monofilaments on the market.


Conclusion no.2: A significant loss of tension (by 3 kg) was recorded after 24 hours of playing. So if you play tennis regularly 2-3 times a week you can assume that in order to make the most of your play, you’ll need to re-string your racquet after every 2 months. 


Conclusion no.3: Do you usually have the feeling that your string feels just right after playing a couple of weeks after re-stringing? This means that you probably should consider stringing your racquet with the lower tension. According to ProStringers magazine, the optimal tension in amateur tennis is only between 19 and 22 kg.

 If you wonder how quickly your string loses tension, you can verify it in our Store (Lublin, Al. Zygmuntowskie 4). We offer the opportunity to test the tension of your string with the Swiss ERT-300 device.

But the end of this series is definitely not the end of our experiments. Soon we will test another string with slightly different characteristics. We are looking forward to more interesting conclusions. Like our Facebook page to be up to date and follow our experiments’ results


The summary of the series can also be found here: https://www.skleptenisowy.com/blog-eng.phtml 




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