Sterling 17 Racquet String - Klipper USA

Sterling 17 Racquet String

Regular price $9.95

Sport: Tennis, Racquetball, Squash
Color: Grey/Silver
Gauge: 17 / 1.25mm
Resiliency: R-9
Durability: D-4.5

General Info:
Our most popular multi-filament string delivers outstanding response, power, comfort and feel.  Provides a classic gut-like feel but with added durability. This 17 gauge version offers slightly more feel and bite compared to the 16 gauge version.

More accurate return of serve, controlled volleys, greater serve placement and increase bite on the ball.

Player Type:
Competitive players who want a responsive string that also provides added control.

Platinum alloy spirals, multi-filament wraps, with NuBlend outer coating around a Du Pont fiber center core.

Brand Name Comparison:

  • Babolat Xcel
  • Gamma TNT2 Touch
  • Prince Premier Power
  • Technifibre NRG2
  • Wilson NXT DuraMax


Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Carine Fram
Klipper products are great and very reasonably priced

Excellent prices for excellent products! Sterling String, Klipper tape and grips - the best!!!

Catalin Bobe
Very good string for the money

Just to qualify the review: I used the Stirling 17g to string my Wilson Blade 18x20 racket. I'm 60+ and had tennis elbow about 13-15 years ago. I wouldn't use anything else other than multifilament.
Stirling is a very good multifilament, I'd say a tad below the Tecnifibre X-One (my favourite one so far). But much better than many other multifilaments I used in the past, (especially considering the price!).
I live in Canada and Sterling is not readily available on this market. But I would continue using it if I could.

Alan Knapp
soft on arm, good feel

I combine this with Head Rip Control, the Sterling for mains

Joanne Upton

Sterling 17 Racquet String

Vince D
Not for me

Unfortunately, my experience with Sterling 17 was not a good one. I strung my Wilson Clash 100 Pro V2 at 54 lbs. With just under 6 hours of playing a main snapped. I strung the racket myself taking care not to stress the strings, I've not had a string snap this quickly before.

My style of play is heavy topspin serve and medium topspin on the backhand. 4.0 level.

It's possible a defect in the string or even a nick occurred during stringing. I did, however, like the feel of the string and found it easy on the arm. I did have to work a little harder to get topspin and found there to be effortless power. I may try it again later hoping that this string is more durable than what I experienced.

Update: Dave from Klipper was good enough to email me and make suggestions based on my experience. Although the strings didn't hold up as I expected, they played well. More importantly, Klipper provides an excellent customer experience and cares about its customers.