Top 10 Control & Durability Tennis Strings
Here is our list of some of the best tennis strings for durability and control. Different strings are designed for different players, so they will have more or less spin, power, control or durability compared to other strings, and these characteristics may improve or decrease depending on string tension. However, with so many different types of strings now available, we believe that these strings are the best for players that want as much durability and control as possible.
Luxilon Big Banger Original 130 - Sets
Low-powered and stiff, there is nothing quite like the feel of Big Banger Original. Originally introduced in the 1980s, Big Banger Original provides a very consistent response and supreme accuracy, allowing you to put the ball where you want it to go. If you’re looking for a no-frills string that offers pure control and durability, this is the perfect choice.
Babolat RPM Blast Tennis String Set - Black
Originally developed in 2010 for Rafa Nadal, RPM Blast has taken the tennis world by storm and, by most accounts, is simply magical. Softer than some other polys, RPM Blast still offers significantly more control and durability than most other strings, though the real secret is that RPM Blast also offers unmatched spin potential and a surprising amount of power for a poly, making it perfect as an all-round string for the modern player.
Luxilon Big Banger Alu Power Tennis String Set - Silver
Perhaps the most iconic poly string in tennis, Alu Power remains one of the best strings available today. Alu Power is the stringer that ushered in the poly era, and provides simply so much control and durability that this string has remained popular on the professional tour even as string technology has changed. Since its introduction, Alu Power has spawned a number of variants, but the classic, original, version remains unbeatable.
Luxilon 4G Tennis String Set - GoldYet another excellent polyester string from Luxilon, 4G is designed to offer you increased control and reduced tension loss, allowing you to play at your best for longer. Perfect for players that want to supply their own power, 4G also gives a surprising amount of spin and touch, and is endorsed by Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori and the legendary Serena Williams.
Head Hawk Tennis String Set - Platinum Grey
One of the more all-rounded polyesters available today, Head Hawk is a no-frills string that offers you consistency and control. Hawk is also a slightly softer polyester, giving you more feel and power than most other polyester strings.
Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour Tennis String Set - Yellow
One of the toughest strings available, Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour has always been popular with strong players that want astonishing precision and control. Famously used by Andy Roddick, Pro Hurricane Tour offers aditional bite and easy access to spin, while ensuring that players are given a low-powered string that focuses on control and durability.
Head Sonic Pro Tennis String Set - Black
Head's signature string, Sonic Pro has long been one of the best strings on the market for durability and control. With a softer feel than most other polyester strings, Sonic Pro offers some extra power for players and gives you plenty of bite for extra spin, which is all you really need from a polyester.
Tecnifibre Black Code Tennis String Set - Black
Most polyester strings are designed with advanced players in mind. However, this is not the case for Tecnifibre Black Code. Designed for aggressive baseline players, Black Code offers extra power and spring for your booming forehands, and some extra elasticity for a dampening effect, making it more than suitable for intermediate players.
Tecnifibre Pro Red Code Tennis String Set
A throwback to the time of tough, heavy-duty polyesters, Tecnifibre Pro Red Code offers exceptional control and durability. Designed for players that want a firm and clean feeling string, Pro Red Code is perfect for players that hit the ball flat, as it doesn't attempt to offer extra spin like the majority of polyester strings.
Yonex PolyTour Pro Tennis String Set - Flash Yellow
Yonex Poly Tour Pro offers players the best balance between comfort, spin, durability and control. Thanks to the softer construction, this soft-poly offers fantastic playability and a much more user-friendly feel, while ensuring that it doesn't compromise on spin, control and durability.