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.
Also, how do you know if you need a new tennis racket?
Some things in life are designed to last forever – like diamonds and tattoos. But tennis racquets start to break down the moment you first string them. … But while racquets are more durable than ever, they are not indestructible. Obviously, if you see visible cracking, you know it’s time for a replacement.
Just so, is 300g heavy for a tennis racket?
A racket should have neutral balance, so that when you hold the racket in the middle it doesn’t feel too heavy one way or the other. … Intermediate women should be using a racket weighing 280-300g, while intermediate men should aim for between 295 and 315g.
What size tennis racket should a 14 year old use?
|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|
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.
To this player, we’d recommend re-stringing every three months. While you won’t break your strings, the tension of your strings (how tight or loose they are) will change dramatically in that time. Your strings begin losing tension the moment your racket is taken off the stringing machine.
Yes, for a club match, a racket may endure for several years, but it will only wear out for a full-time player in a short time. Some players are harsher on frames, and their rackets wear down quicker. When the rackets are worn out, they may need to be replaced.
26 in. racquets are generally for kids ages 11-12, who have played tennis for a few years or are able to handle swinging a longer racquet. If the junior is above the age of 12, we recommend that you look at purchasing an adult racquet ranging in length between 27 – 27.25 inches.