Tennis Racquet Gauges

This table compares the U.S. and European gauge numbers measuring the thickness of tennis racket strings.

Source: "Racquet and String Terms" from Tennis-Warehouse.com.

U.S. Gauge

European Gauge

Millimeters

14

11

1.50-1.65

15

9.5

1.41-1.49

15L

9

1.33-1.41

16

8.5

1.26-1.34

16L

8

1.22-1.30

17

7.5

1.16-1.24

18

7

1.06-1.16

19

4

0.90-1.06

20

3.5

0.80-0.90

 

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