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The right strings make all the difference

Many players focus a lot on buying a new racquet, but rather than the frame one of the most important features is the badminton strings themselves. For players at all levels, having the right string tension for your game can give you a definite advantage in terms of shuttlecock control and shot power.

While it’s tempting to imitate the pros and have your badminton strings as tight as top players (around 25lbs or over), it’s actually more forgiving for you to play with less tension in the strings (19-20lbs) to allow you to develop your technique as use of power. Mid-level players should look to keep their string tension somewhere between these two figures.