Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pat Markey

The 5 Top selling Tennis strings for 2012

It should be no surprise that a few long time favorites are in the top 5.  According to the TIA / Sports Industry Survey, the top 5 tennis strings at specialty shops for the Jan - Sept 2012 time period are as follows.

1.  Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex
2.  Babolat RPM Blast
3.  Wilson NXT
4.  Wilson Sensation
5.  Luxilon Alu Power

If you are starting out stringing and looking for what to carry in your inventory, this might be a good starting point.  By offering these top 5 strings you have a good coverage over different string types.  I would add some natural gut but otherwise this is a great way to start and then add in more lines as you increase your business.  Prince Duraflex is a great all-around synthetic monofilament, Babolat RPM and Luxilon Alu Power are top polyester strings and Wilson NXT and Sensation are two multifilaments that are sure to meet most of your customers needs. 

The 5 strings listed come in various gauges and I would recommend carrying some in all gauges.  16,17,17L and 18 g. 

Pat Markey

About Pat Markey -

Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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