How to Choose The Right Tennis Racket For You?
Choosing a tennis racket is an important step in your tennis-playing journey. You will also need to take into account your needs when playing and the feeling you have when you hold the racket. There are many things to consider, brands, head sizes, weight, string pattern, balance, and many more! When it comes to finding the correct racket for you, you may take into consideration factors such as:
Playing Frequency – What level are you at?
- The Occasional Player
First of all, control is very important for an individual that only plays ocastionally.You should look for an aluminium or composite racket with a large surface area and a balance point at the handle to make playing easier and retain more control.
- The Regular Player
You will need to ensure comfort is present when choosing your racket.
Rackets that are known for comfort are graphite racket with the balance point at the head. If you are looking for control, opt for a racket weighing between 260 and 280g.
- The Intensive Player
You should tend to look for Power and Precision. Intensive players will tend to look for a graphite racket with technical concepts, with the balance point at the handle. The weight of your racket should be more than 295g.
Your Grip sizes
This mainly comes down to an individuals personal preferences. Sizes available are:
In general, we would recommend that ladies should choose grip sizes L1 + L2 and men should pick grip sizes L2 or L3 with a maximum of L4. Our advice would be that it’s always best to go for a smaller grip size. The grip size is the most important part of the racket, mainly because if your grip is too big you are unable to get your hand round the racket and feel the ball properly.