Choosing the correct Tennis racquet

There are many different types of racquets on the market and each one is built to be played with a certain way and also for a certain type of person.

 

You need to be aware of a few important facts before you decide to purchase a tennis racquet so that you are making a wise purchase.
Buying a tennis racquet can be a confusing exercise, mostly due to the large variety that are available on the market today.

This is even more difficult, when you cannot get advice from a personal coach or a more experienced player.

Here are a few guidelines that almost anyone can use to make a more informed purchase.
Here are a few tips on how to purchase a suitable and comfortable tennis racquet to suit an individual’s needs:
Seniors and females should focus on purchasing a racquet that can provide added power as this category of person usually has slower and less powerful contact swings.  Getting a racquet that is light weight and perhaps has a slightly oversized head is better than using one that is longer and head heavy.
The intermediate player who is a little more skilled at the game may require a little less power form the racquet, thus needing one that has enhanced manoeuvrability.  The ideal racquet here should have a midplus head and a more extended length. As for the more advanced to high level players, the racquets should ideally be heavier  and also have smaller and more balanced heads, thinner beams and better control.

The general rule of thumb is that the heavier the racquet, the more power and stability the racquet will be able to generate.

This also helps to lessen the transmission of shock when in contact with the ball. With the lighter version of the tennis racquet, it may be easier to swing and manoeuvre but may not give the player the added power to create any forceful play action.
The grip of the racquet should also be a grip that allows the player to be comfortable and in control of the general direction the ball flight takes. If the grips are not suitable, then these can be changed at the request of the player.
A good idea is to try many different types of racquets before you actually buy one.  There are many different types of racquets on the market and the best way to find the correct racquet for you that is to try it before you buy it and find one that is comfortable in your hands and fits your budgets.
Do not assume that the most expensive racquet will be the best.  While it may be true that the more expensive racquets will often times be better than the cheaper ones, you can still find tennis racquets at a reasonable price that will still be very beneficial for your tennis game.

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