21. 3. 0.70 – 0.80 mm. 22. 2.5. 0.60 – 0.70 mm. As you review the chart, there are a few observations worth noting. For US measurements, you may find string gauge measurements to be counterintuitive. As you can see, the higher the gauge, the thinner the string, and the lower the gauge, the thicker the string.
If you look at the market, the range is between 15 gauge (which is the thickest) to 18 gauge (which is the thinnest) A thinner gauge will give you a lot more feel and control, but the string won’t be as durable and it can snap more easily. A thicker gauge will be very tough and will suit you if you have a power game.
Gauge. Gauges are essentially the thickness of a string. The higher the gauge, the thinner the string. The problem with gauges however, is that there is not a standardized and universal chart. A 16 gauge for one company might be a 16L (L stands for "light," which basically means it's halfway between two gauges, think of a 16L as a 16.5) for ...
15L Gauge ( Around 1. 35mm ) 16 Gauge ( Around 1.29mm ) 16L Gauge ( Between 16 and 17 ) 17 Gauge ( Around 1.23mm ) 18 Gauge – ( Around 1.19mm )
In tennis, the gauge of a string refers to its size, or more specifically, a measure of its thickness or diameter. In the US, a higher gauge refers to a thinner string, while a lower gauge refers to a thicker string. International gauges are the opposite.
Tennis string gauges usually vary from 1.05 mm to 1.41 mm. The most common range is in the middle, between 1.20-1.30 mm. Let’s look at the following table. Tennis String Gauges and diameters. 15 = 1.41 mm 15L = 1.35 mm 16 = 1.30 mm 17 = 1.25 mm 17L = 1.20 mm 18 = 1.10 mm 19 = 1.05 mm. Taking into account string materials like polyester, multifilament, gut, nylon, and kevlar.
BUT the string will be less durable, but you could allow for that by going for a really thin, durable string. Gauge 15 (1.35 mm) is the standard gauge for tennis. Gauge 16 (1.30 mm) is the most popular gauge for tennis (optimum level of durability and power) Gauge 17 (1.25 mm) is "thinner than normal" gauge for tennis.
This is the diameter of the string, commonly expressed in millimeters and/or gauge numbers (the higher the gauge number, the thinner the string, and vice versa). Thinner strings tend to provide more power, feel and spin potential than a larger diameter string of the same type, although the thicker string will provide more control and durability.