How to measure a kid’s tennis racket
- Have your child stand up straight.
- Stand the racket — handle upwards — next to their foot on their playing side (e.g. right foot if they’re right handed)
- Your child should be able to comfortably hold the tip of the handle with their fingers (no leaning over or stretching!)
Just so, what age is a 25 tennis racket for?
25 in. racquets are generally for kids ages 9-10. 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.
Hereof, what is the smallest size tennis racket?
These rackets all come pre-strung and are recommended based on age and height rather than skill level. The smallest racket Wilson makes is 17 inches and is meant for really young kids, aged 2-3, while the slightly longer 19-inch racket can be used for kids up to 4 years old.
What size tennis racket does a 6 year old need?
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|
|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|
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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.
However, if your child has been playing tennis for several years now, a smaller-sized racket will suffice. They’ve likely learned to be accurate when hitting tennis balls, which means they don’t need a big sweet spot.
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.
A beginner tennis racket can be obtained for under $30, and a small racket for a junior beginner could be even cheaper. However, more advanced junior rackets can cost $100 or more. Expensive rackets offer performance advantages for advanced players, but these are of little benefit to many club players.