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|
Keeping this in view, what age is a 23 inch tennis racket for?
The 21-inch is the next size up and is ideal for kids aged 5-6 years and our 23-inch rackets are intended for kids aged 7-8 years old. Remember to take your under-8 child’s height into account when choosing a racket for them.
Consequently, how do you size a tennis racket?
The best method for determining the grip size of a tennis racket is to measure the length between the tip of the ring finger (on your hitting hand) and the second line on your palm. This picture shows how to do this best. The measured length in ‘mm’ corresponds to the perimeter of the tennis racket handle.
What size tennis racket should a 12 year old use?
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.
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.
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.
Manufactured tennis racquet grip sizes range from less than 4” for juniors to 4 7/8” for the largest adult hands. This might not seem like much of a range, but the difference even an eighth of an inch makes is surprising.
A good racket for beginners should be lighter in weight. You will find it easier to swing the racket and will be able to play for longer before tiring. Heavier rackets can be a little harder to move about to begin with, as the muscles you use for tennis are still developing.
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 racquet’s weight is usually given in ounces. Generally speaking, a light racquet will be more maneuverable; a heavy racquet will be more stable. Beginners should choose a racquet that weighs somewhere between 9.5 and 11 ounces – on the heavier end if you’re strong or relatively athletic.
Most physically fit adults with an intermediate skill level and good coordination can choose a racquet between 98 to 104 square inches, and 11 to 11.5 ounces. This will provide a good combination of power and control as you develop your swing.