The advances in racquet technology today have enabled players to slug it out from the baseline with a lot of power all the while retaining control of their shots. As with more power, the ball tends to go further, and to counter this, heavy topspins are often used so as to keep the ball in play.
Subsequently, how have tennis rackets changed over the years?
Since the 1980s, high-end tennis racquets have been made from fibre-reinforced composite materials, such as fibreglass, carbon fibre and aramid (strong synthetic fibres). The advantage of these composite materials over wood and metal is their high stiffness and low density, combined with manufacturing versatility.
Correspondingly, are new tennis rackets better?
Tennis has gotten faster. Players are fitter, move better, and hit with more racquet head speed. Through the change in swing mechanics (windshield wiper, more racquet lag), they need lighter racquets (swing faster) that provide better topspin (open patterns and spin grommets).
What is the most expensive tennis racket in the world?
The Proximus Diamond Games tennis racquet is actually a prize but it still tops the list with an estimated worth of a whopping $1.3 million. This practical/prize tennis racquet is made from pure gold and weighs 8.8 pounds. Apart from this, it is also studded with around 1,700 real diamonds.
Recently, a clutch of new racquets made from a very strong, extremely light material called titanium has hit the market. Titanium is similar to aluminum. Either aluminum or titanium is an acceptable choice for beginners.
When the hand moved to 60, the game was over. However, in order to ensure that the game could not be won by a one-point difference in players’ scores, the idea of “deuce” was introduced. To make the score stay within the “60” ticks on the clock face, the 45 was changed to 40.
As materials improved, becoming lighter and stronger, rackets were made larger, accordingly. Larger rackets have more surface area, making them easier for many players to return a ball.