Choosing your Badminton Strings

…gauge & tension to suit your style of play

Badminton stringing

Ideal string type

Choosing the ‘ideal’ string type and tension for your badminton racket restring can be simple, or as technical you like. Below we offer some basic information that will allow you to make a more informed decision about your string choice. If you need any further technical information or advice please call us. We’re very happy to offer you all the help you need to make an ideal choice for you and your playing style.

Please note that we offer a special introductory stringing price or include the restring free of charge (dependent on choice of racket) when purchasing a new racket. So you may find the price different to that found in our in-store stringing price list.

Factors to consider

When choosing your string, there are a number of factors to take into consideration primarily gauge and tension.


A thinner string will pull up tighter increasing the potential for more power and control, but durability will be sacrificed. A thicker string will offer more durability.


Tension is specific to the player and there is no right or wrong answer, it is very much up to you! However, going too tight or loose means you may not be getting the most from the string or your racket! Nearly all rackets will come with a recommended tension range. If you choose to go over that range and your racket then develops a crack, nothing will be able to be done. There is a range for a reason!

Below are a few examples of our best sellers:

Yonex AeroBite

A hybrid combination with alternating gauges and coatings. The main string is textured with a rough feel to it allowing the string to grip the shuttle more. Whilst the cross string is ‘Aerosonic’ which provides you with ultimate power and a high hitting sound. The ultimate combination!

Yonex BG65Ti

Our best selling string. Suitable for a variety of players from beginners to advanced competitors. A titanium coating on the string increases durability and also enhances the power you can generate.

Yonex BG66 Ultimax

A perfect balance of speed, control and durability. High intensity multifilament and a thin gauge offers more power and control, but you will sacrifice durability with a high, crisp hitting sound.

Yonex BG80 Power

Suited for the harder hitters. Better tension maintenance and reduced string movement. Offers a more solid, hard feel compared to BG80.

Again, for any further help on the above please give us a call. We can help make your selection less stressful and choosing the right string for your badminton racket is important!