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.
Accordingly, how much should you spend on a tennis racket?
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.
Subsequently, what are the top 10 tennis racquets?
TOP 10 TENNIS RACQUETS OF 2019
|Babolat Pure Strike 16/19||FSI||320 mm|
|Head Graphene 360+ Gravity Pro||Graphene 360+||Head Light|
|Head Graphene 360 Radical Pro||Graphene 360||Head Light|
|Wilson Blade 98||Parallel Drilling Innovation||330 mm|
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.
A racquet sizing chart for children
|4-5 years||40-44 inches||21 inches|
|6-8 years||45-49 inches||23 inches|
|9-10 years||50-55 inches||25 inches|
|10 or older||55 inches or taller||26 inches|
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.
On the other hand, the Babolat is made from advanced graphite, which is strong and dramatically more expensive to create. As a result, the baseline price of this tennis racquet is going to be higher.
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.