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26 Jul 2018

How To Choose Your Tennis Racket

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Choosing a tennis racket is an important step in your tennis playing journey and the choice is equally important whether you are just starting out or have been playing for years. However, playing frequency will obviously influence your decision and you’ll also need to take into account your needs when playing and the feeling you have when you hold the racket.

 
 

 

1. PLAYING FREQUENCY

The most important thing to consider when choosing your racket is your how often you play.

 

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OCCASIONAL PLAYER

First and foremost, you need control.

Pick an aluminium or composite racket with a large surface area and a balance point at the handle to make playing easier.

 

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REGULAR PLAYER

You will be looking for comfort.

To improve your game, you’ll need a graphite racket with the balance point at the head and a surface area of 645cm². If you are looking for control , opt for a racket weighing between 260 and 280g. If you are looking for power , opt for a racket weighing between 280 and 295g.

 

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INTENSIVE PLAYER

You will be looking for power and precision.

To win, you’ll need a graphite racket with technical concepts. With the balance point at the handle, your racket should have a surface area of between 630 and 645cm². The weight of your racket should be more than 295g.

 

2. HANDLE SIZE

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Your racket's handle size plays an important role in how you play, so don’t disregard it when it comes to shopping for yours.

Size 0 : Suitable for children

Size 1 : Suitable for teenage beginners or people with small hands.

Size 2 : Standard women's size or for people with small-ish hands.

Size 3 : The most common size for men.

Size 4 and 5 : Suitable for anyone taller than 6ft).

 

3. THE SURFACE AREA OF YOUR RACKET

The surface area of your racket is an important thing to keep in mind. Below are the three types of surface area available and what they mean in terms of your game.

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RACKET WITH A SMALL SURFACE AREA

When it comes to rackets, a small surface area means around 600cm². This surface area is aimed at intensive players. You need good control to play with these rackets as they’re a bit harder to use.

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RACKET WITH A MEDIUM SURFACE AREA

Rackets with a medium surface area are usually between 630cm² and 645cm². They are suitable for all kinds of players, whether beginner or more seasoned.

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RACKET WITH A LARGE SURFACE AREA

Rackets with large surface areas vary between 660 and 740cm². Rackets with a large surface area are perfect for beginners or players who like to use lots of spin. These surface areas increase power.

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