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.
Just so, what tennis racket should I buy for beginners?
Before we review each racquet in detail below, here is our list of the 7 best beginner tennis racquets!
- Head TI S6 – Best Overall Beginner Racquet.
- Babolat Pure Drive 110 – Best for Power.
- Wilson Clash 108 – Best for Comfort (arm friendly)
- Head MicroGEL Radical – Best for Control.
- Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3.
Simply so, how do you pick a tennis racket size?
Is a lighter or heavier tennis racket better?
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.
|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|
The racquet’s weight is usually given in ounces. Generally speaking, a light racquet will be more maneuverable; a heavy racquet will be more stable. Beginners should choose a racquet that weighs somewhere between 9.5 and 11 ounces – on the heavier end if you’re strong or relatively athletic.
In the USA, the bulk of tennis racket prices will fall into the price range of $15 – 300. A good club player might expect to pay anything between $150 and $250, depending upon their enthusiasm for the latest design.
We reviewed each racquet in more detail below.
- Wilson Clash 100 – Best Overall Intermediate Racquet.
- Babolat Pure Drive – Best Advanced Racquet.
- Yonex Ezone 100 – Best for Power.
- Head Graphene 360 Instinct MP – Maria Sharapova’s Racquet.
- Head Graphene 360+ Gravity Tour – Best for Control.
What age should a child use a full-size tennis racquet? Most kids won’t graduate to a full-sized 27-inch tennis racquet until they’re age 13 or older and roughly 60 inches or five feet tall. With that said, it’s important not to rush your child into a full-sized racquet.
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.
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|