When choosing a racket, there are three elements which affect power and control: headsize, weight, and string pattern.
- Larger Headsize = More Power; Smaller Headsize = More Control.
- Lighter Racket = More Power; Heavier Racket = More Control.
- Open Stringbed = More Power; Denser Stringbed = More Control.
Secondly, what size is a men’s tennis racket?
The standard length for an adult tennis racquet is 27 inches, but racquets are available in lengths ranging from 26.5 to 29 inches (29 inches is the legal maximum for tournament play).
Simply so, are more expensive tennis rackets better?
As a rule the more expensive the racket the better the string job. Less expensive rackets will likely not have great strings however if your strings feel good and you can play with them then certainly do not cut them out. Remember strings are the only thing that make contact with the ball, they are worth investing in.
Is my tennis racket too heavy?
If you hit lots of errors, your racquet may be too heavy for you. If you feel like you can’t get enough pace on the ball, or if you get tennis/golfer elbow, you may want to try a heavier racquet (along with taking into account string type and tension, racquet flexibility and your form.)
The main rule with grip size is that you want a handle big enough so that there is some space between the tips of your fingers and your hand (like the image on the left). If your fingers go all the way around the handle and run back into your hand (like the image on the right), you need a larger grip size.
Ruler Test: To measure grip size using the ruler test, first place the fingers of your racket hand together, then align a ruler’s edge with the the bottom horizontal crease of your palm. Next, measure to the tip of your ring finger, this measurement is your grip size.
Average or Most Common Size Grip
A size 3 or 4 3/8 grip is the most common, and you’ll find a lot of crossover between men and women at this size. The vast majority of women will play with a grip size that’s a size 1, 2, or 3. Men, on the other hand, will typically have a size 3, 4, or 5.