What is gut strings in tennis?

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Natural gut strings are made from the intestines of cows. The material is very good for tennis string because of its ability to expand and contract. The advantages of this string is that it provides more power, allowing you to drive shots further and it's easier on the arm. The main disadvantage is its lack of durability. Exposure to moisture and certain weather conditions can cause it to break down. Some companies who make natural gut string put a coating on it to protect against those conditions.

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