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.
Considering this, what are small tennis rackets for?
Smaller racquets are usually for the more advanced player who’s technique is good enough to generate power without the extra help. These players are usually looking for the increased control for placing the ball where they want. … Most racquets will be balanced evenly between head heavy, and head light.
Secondly, does tennis racket size matter?
The benefit of a longer racquet is it allows for more reach on groundstrokes and additional leverage on serves. It also allows for more power. However, the additional length does lead to a higher swing weight and can offer less control. The shorter racquets can be easier to handle for smaller adult players.
What age is full size tennis racket?
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.
The main rule with grip size is that you want a handle big enough so that there is some space between the tips of your fingers and your hand (like the image on the left). If your fingers go all the way around the handle and run back into your hand (like the image on the right), you need a larger grip size.
Typically women will measure between 4 1/8″ and 4 3/8″, men between 4 3/8″ and 4 1/2″.
The three primary types of tennis serves include the flat, slice, and kick serve.
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.
11 inches in height should use a 19” or 21” racket while younger kids should play with a 17” racket. Kids between 3 ft. 11 inches and 4 ft. 4 inches should use a 23” racket.
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.
As the inventor of tennis string, Babolat is an enduring brand that has developed an extremely loyal following for its racquets across multiple racquet sports, including tennis, badminton, and, more recently, paddle.