Tennis strings are the MOST important part of any tennis equipment. More than the racquet, more than that funny vibration dampener you put on the strings, and more than your shoes. Strings are what contacts the ball. They are the force that provides the feel, touch, power, and control. The tennis ball comes off the strings faster than it does the tennis racquet. So if your tennis racquet has great feel, itâ€™s probably the strings you notice most. When a tennis ball collides with racquet strings it compresses into the string bed. The more the ball compresses the more energy is lost (tight strings), the less the ball compresses the more energy is retained (loose strings). 55% of ball compression is lost in the strings! That is significant for tennis players of all levels. Talk to a tennis professional or certified professional racquet stringer to find out what strings are best for you style of play. One shoe does not fit all when it comes to strings.