Women and older players should aim to select a lighter racquet between 150 and 180 grams, while men should look at racquets weighing between 170 and 200 grams. Regardless of weight, all beginners should seek racquets with relatively large head-sizes with a big sweet spot – this will provide a greater margin for error.
In this regard, how do tennis racket sizes work?
Tennis Racquet Head Sizes
The head size of a tennis racquet refers to the area of the racquet’s head where the strings create the face or stringbed, measured in square inches or centimeters. These days, the vast majority of tennis racquets will have head sizes that range somewhere between 85 – 110 in² (548 – 710 cm²).
In respect to this, what size tennis racket should a woman get?
Typically women will measure between 4 1/8″ and 4 3/8″, men between 4 3/8″ and 4 1/2″.
What size racket do pros use?
Racquet heads range between 85-125 square inches. The spectrum is often broken down into mid-size (85-90), mid-plus (95-100), over-size (101-110) and super-oversize (111-125). Many touring pros play with mid-size and mid-plus racquets because of the level of control that they get.
|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|
Grip size conversion table
|European Grip size||US Grip size in inches|
|1 (L1 or G1)||4 1/8 inches|
|2 (L2 or G2)||4 1/4 inches|
|3 (L3 or G3)||4 3/8 inches|
|4 (L4 or G4)||4 1/2 inches|
When it comes to the actual tension, most manufacturers recommend stringing elastic materials like nylon or natural gut around 50-60 lbs. If using a stiffer string like polyester, drop the tension to avoid arm injuries.
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.
What are the most common tennis racquet grip sizes? As they tend to have smaller hands, women generally use smaller grip sizes than men. Most women play with the sizes 1, 2 and 3, while most men go for 3, 4 and 5.
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