Moreover, where should I put lead tape on my racket?
The very top of the frame is where you’d put the tape if you’re looking for power and a more head-heavy balance. If you find that your racquet feels nice but is too whippy, putting tape here is a good option.
Keeping this in consideration, what does lead tape do on tennis rackets?
The first and most obvious reason to add lead tape to your tennis racquet is to add weight to your racquet which can increase the power of your shot. While a lighter racquet allows you to swing faster, a heavier racquet carries more momentum into your shot, making it more powerful.
Do tennis pros use lead tape?
When it comes to tennis racquets for the ATP professionals, they often use something called pro stock racquets which are heavily customized using for example silicone in the handle, lead tape and sometimes personally molded handles.
Tungsten has the advantage of being even more dense than lead, so smaller quantities are needed to produce the desired effect. Unfortunately, Tungsten tape is also a little less soft than lead, which makes it less user-friendly, and it can be more difficult to securely stick to the racket frame.
To make a racquet swing heavier without substantially increasing overall weight, you can add two 2- to 3-inch strips of TW tungsten tape to the inner hoop of the racquet’s tip. This will result in a 5- to 7-point swingweight increase.