The characteristic of the POLY STAR tennis string was made to integrate the elastic properties of natural gut. Research objective of the former HOECHST AG was to develop a tennis string combining the advantages of synthetic and natural gut in one product. The result was the world first POLY STAR tennis string entering the market in 1981.
POLY STAR SPORT
POLY STAR Sport was registered as an international trademark by Horst Schulze in 1981. In collaboration with scientists from the research of the former Hoechst AG, Schulze realized the idea of a monofile art string. Under the name of POLY STAR, the product quickly established itself at the forefront of the international tennis string market praised by both professionals and amateurs.
World Champion string
The 2009 ATP World Tour Finals tennis championship held in London was won by Nikolay Davydenko, he was using the POLY STAR ENERGY.
MADE IN GERMANY
Since 1981, all aspects in the production of POLY STAR tennis strings has been done in Germany.
POLY STAR CLASSIC
The first POLY STAR tennis string and the first monofilament polyester series introduced in the market internationally is the "CLASSIC". At it’s core, it has remained virtually unchanged with only slight modifications to meet ever-changing requirements throughout the years. The POLY STAR CLASSIC, like all POLY STAR tennis string, are inherently gentle on the arm, since they have been engineered to mimic the elastic properties of a natural gut string.
POLY STAR WORLDWIDE
POLY STAR has partners and distributors on every continent. Shown here in Shanghai, business partners from Japan, Taiwan, and Korea with POLY STAR founder Horst Schulze.
Brian Gottfried, world-class player of the 1970s and 1980s, tried the 1.20 mm POLY STAR CLASSIC for the first time in training and at an indoor tournament in Vienna. Gottfried won using the same string throughout the tournament week.
Tennisboom of the 80s
The company name POLY STAR soon became synonymous with the term "monofilament polyester string" and set quality standards that led to further developments. Numerous top players like Michael Stich, Carlos Costa and Alberto Berasategui were prominent supporters of POLY STAR strings.
POLY STAR ENERGY
In 2004 the "ENERGY" was developed. In comparison with the CLASSIC, it is slightly more flexible and softer. It offers an optimal controllable acceleration and very good spin absorption with excellent elasticity and long durability. Characteristics praised by top players such as Rainer Schüttler.
Celebrated Tennis Players
During the 1980s, Over 80 German tennis players ranked among the DTB Top 100 and all were using POLY STAR strings.
POLY STAR TURBO
In 2008 the "TURBO" was introduced with it’s distinctive star profile. It’s structured grip-like surface property is achieved by a special spinning process that optimizes both topspin and slice.
POLY STAR STRIKE
In 2010 the POLY STAR STRIKE was developed, a monofilament, co-polyester tennis string. The “STRIKE” derives its profile surface from a unique spinning process - ideal for both topspin and slice players.