Tennis advice to my younger self… Top 5

As more time goes by and as I get older, I sometimes reminisce about the good ol’ days. This is something I do about life and about tennis, and it makes me wonder what I could have done differently that would have made me better at tennis  — not career changing decisions necessarily but words of advice for my younger self.

The natural progression through life comes with an increase in knowledge and the things I have now learned, and it got me thinking… If I could give advice to my younger tennis-playing-self, I would say?

Babolat Pro Hurricane 16 String

Babolat Pro Hurricane 16 String, the string I grew up using

1. Know your strings. Growing up, I had a partial Babolat sponsorship, so I used a Babolat Pro Hurricane string. Great string, but to be honest, I have no idea why I was playing with that particular string. My point? It wasn’t that that this string was bad; in fact I play with it sometimes now and I love it, but when I was younger, I didn’t do much research into what string was the best for me at that time. Getting advice or doing some research can make life a lot better when it comes to reducing the risk of stress being placed on your arm, feeling the ball better, hitting with more power, getting more spin… The list goes on.

String Finder on our website allows you to choose strings easily – it’s a great tool to pick strings through different categories. Also, don’t hesitate to ask the playtesters any string questions!

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