My Top 5 Tennis Strings Right Now

by Jonas Eriksson
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My Top 5 Tennis Strings Right Now are all polyester strings, because that is mainly what I use for my own game. But there is plenty of info about multifilaments on Tennisnerd as well.

I got asked a question on my YouTube channel by patron John B. He wanted me to list my 5 favorite polyester strings at the moment. So without further ado, here are my top 5 tennis strings right now.

Grapplesnake Tour M8

This string took me by surprise when I reviewed it. Despite the 1.30 gauge and 8-sided profile, it played pretty soft and excelled even at low tensions.

I especially like it in more open string patterns like the HEAD Boom MP and Babolat Pure Aero.

You can buy Grapplesnake Tour M8 from the official website. (10% off using this link).

HEAD Lynx Tour

This string is a little stiffer, but at lower tension it plays amazing well and remains playable for a long time. A gem in the HEAD string line-up together with Hawk Touch and Sonic Pro.

Check out my HEAD Lynx Tour review

Buy HEAD Lynx Tour from Tennis Warehouse.

TopSpin Max Rotation

If you want a string that grabs the ball, the 7-sided TopSpin Max Rotation can become your best friend. It’s stiff string that offers great control, spin potential and holds tension well. If you have any arm concerns, you should probably avoid it. And stringers will likely not enjoy the sharp profile.

Check out my TopSpin strings review.

Solinco Hyper-G

The bright green Hyper-G has been a solid performer in my string arsenal for many years. In recent times, I mostly used Soft version, which is a little more arm-friendly, but I do like both. If you don’t have any arm concerns, regular Hyper-G plays great in my opinion. But like with everything, the feel and playability of a string is subjective. To me it offers enough control, spin and a nice sensation on impact, which makes me feel connected to the ball.

Watch my Solinco Hyper-G Soft review

Toroline Caviar

Toroline is a small American string brand that produces some nice strings, but Caviar is my personal favorite. I like bright-colored strings that offer good control and tension maintenance and this one does that in spades. I’ve used it in various racquets, but like it best in a powerful and spin-friendly racquet like my Babolat Soft Drive.

I don’t know where to get a hold of Toroline strings in Europe, sadly. I will investigate this more closely. Here is my Toroline string review.

The rest

There are more strings mentioned in the video such as Luxilon Alu Power Vibe, String Project Magic, Yonex PolyTour Pro, MSV Co-Focus Hex and Mayami Tour Hex. All good strings for the right player.

What is your favorite string at the moment?

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Tom Brown May 29, 2022 - 02:54

Sorry I’m a bit off topic, but I’m curious to your thoughts about the best string for juniors. I’ve heard to steer clear of polys until they are hitting like an adult.

TN May 30, 2022 - 10:26

I think they can use softer polys but at low tensions like 44 lbs or lower. It depends on their age/physical build. Otherwise a more controlled multfilament like Tecnifibre Triax, Wilson NXT Control or Rexis Speed should work.

Joseph June 9, 2022 - 19:59

When you test a new string do you always go full bed first then maybe hybrid it? Seems like you do a little of both.

TN June 10, 2022 - 10:24

I always go full bed first. At least as far as I remember.

Kyle June 12, 2022 - 05:32

What tension would you recommend for the m8 in the 2022 Speed Pro?

Kyle P January 7, 2023 - 21:34

This was a great read and video to watch. I was recently sent 3 different strings to try out. Tourna silver 7 tour, gamma moto soft and head lynx tour. All in 17 g.
Any recommendations for order that I should try them in?

TN January 8, 2023 - 10:09

Not sure what you mean by order to string them in?

Kyle P January 8, 2023 - 19:05

Sorry for the confusion! What order should I play test them in? I can’t find much for reviews on the motto soft to know if I should try that 1st or 2nd. I spoke the Grapplesnake owner on the phone the other day and he spoke very highly of you.
Thanks for the help and keep up the great work!

TN January 9, 2023 - 09:01

I’d start with Tourna, then Lynx, then Gamma.

Rob February 2, 2023 - 02:09

I have wanted to try the Toroline strings as well for a couple of years, but it seems you can only order them from America and the shipping is 50 USD, and, since I’m in Germany, there will be a hefty tax bill on top of that. It’s really annoying.

Julian December 6, 2023 - 22:27

You forgot Re String 0 big mistake bud. Use them in the mains and Toroline wasabi X in the crosses. Thought you would have discovered this by now ?


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