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.
Similarly one may ask, how do I choose an intermediate tennis racket?
Most physically fit adults with an intermediate skill level and good coordination can choose a racquet between 98 to 104 square inches, and 11 to 11.5 ounces. This will provide a good combination of power and control as you develop your swing.
Simply so, what weight tennis racket should I use?
Beginners should stick to lightweight or medium rackets (weighing less than 11oz), with a head heavy balance. More advanced players, however, should choose medium or heavy rackets (more than 11oz) with a head light balance.
Are lighter tennis rackets better?
Lighter racquets are typically easier to swing and maneuver and offer up effortless power but tend to provide less overall stability and control when hitting. As a result, these racquets are great options for beginners or players who have limited strength and shorter, compact swings.
|Age:||4 – 5 years||> 14 years|
|Height:||2 ft. 11 – 3 ft. 3||> 4 ft. 11|
|Length racket:||46 cm||68 cm|
|Recommended racket:||18 inch||27 inch|
Some basic concepts – a heavy racket is more powerful, more stable and transmits less shock than a lighter racket (all other things being equal). A lighter racket is more maneuverable and thus, a player is able to swing it faster.
The 3.5 is simply trying to keep the ball in play. The 3.5 player will win points and games by staying in rallies and letting the 4.0 make mistakes. Whereas the 4.0 will win games by forcing errors and hitting more winners.
How Tennis Racket Grip Sizes Are Measured
|US Sizes||European Sizes||Sizes in Millimeters|
|4 inches||0||100-103 mm|
|4-1/8 inches||1||103-106 mm|
|4-1/4 inches||2||106-110 mm|
|4-3/8 inches||3||110-113 mm|
What are the most common tennis racquet grip sizes? As they tend to have smaller hands, women generally use smaller grip sizes than men. Most women play with the sizes 1, 2 and 3, while most men go for 3, 4 and 5.