Since string tension is a very important factor in racquet performance, there are tones of players asking for tension recommendation. So perhaps we should compile a more accurate and comprehensive guide to choosing tensions. To start off, I’d suggest Beginner 20lbs (19x21) Intermediate 22lbs (21x23lbs) Advanced 24lbs (23x25lbs) Competitive/national 26lbs (24x26lbs) Factors: (plus or minus from suggested tension) Arm/wrist Strength: Weak - minus 1 lbs Average - stick to suggested tension Strong - plus 1 lbs Super strong - plus 2 lbs Style of play: Power smasher - minus 1 lbs Control player - plus 1 lbs Raquet weight: Super light raquet – minus 1 lbs Heavy racquet – plus 1 lbs Of course there are many other factors, eg. string type, temperature, shuttle type, etc... However, this would be a sufficient starting point.