Placing lead tape on the side of your racket at 3 and 9 o’clock will add more stability and stiffness to your racket. This is great if you are looking to reduce the flex and additional vibrations in your racket, as adding weight to these positions increases the racket’s torsional stiffness.
Besides, what does lead tape do on tennis rackets?
If a racket feels too light in the head, applying lead tape will make the head heavier, which can produce more power. It can be beneficial to make the racket heavier in the head whilst only moderately altering the balance, as this can give a more solid feel and move the sweet-spot slightly.
Beside above, should I add lead tape to my racket?
Players seeking to make a racquet swing heavier, without substantially increasing overall weight should add 5-10 grams of lead tape at the 12 o’clock position, or racquet tip.
Does a heavier tennis racket give you more power?
The heavier the racquet, the more power it will offer. … Heavyweight tennis racquets (+ 300 grams) help to produce more power behind the ball and can help to maintain control in a faster swing. Heavier racquets are mostly used by Professional, Tour, Advanced players as well as those who want to generate more power.
Some basic concepts – a heavy racket is more powerful, more stable and transmits less shock than a lighter racket (all other things being equal). A lighter racket is more maneuverable and thus, a player is able to swing it faster.
Federer, unlike Nadal, regularly adjusts his string tensions to playing conditions. But according to Rocchi, Federer favors a tension of 49.5 pounds in the main and 46.2 in the crosses. Nadal’s tension is, according to Prokes, usually at about 55 pounds for all his strings.
Men’s top ten
- Novak Djokovic – Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro.
- Rafael Nadal – Babolat Pure Aero 2019.
- Roger Federer – Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph.
- Alexander Zverev – Head Graphene 360 Speed MP.
- Juan Martin Del Potro – Wilson Burn FST 95.
- Kevin Anderson – Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour.
Tennis Racquets of the ATP Professionals – behind the scenes
For example, Rafael Nadal plays the first edition of the Babolat Aero Pro Drive, but has always been endorsing the latest Aero Pro or Pure Aero line of tennis racquets from Babolat – right now being the Babolat Pure Aero .
Beginners should stick to lightweight or medium rackets (weighing less than 11oz), with a head heavy balance. More advanced players, however, should choose medium or heavy rackets (more than 11oz) with a head light balance.