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Tips For Buying A New Tennis Racquet.

Jun 6, 2008
Choosing a new tennis racquet is a lot more complicated than you might at first imagine. Each manufacturer produces a large range to suit all types of player.

But it's not just your game that can be adversely affected by your choice of racquet - it's also possible to permanently injure yourself if you make the wrong buying decision. Hopefully, this article can give you at least a little guidance if you have no idea what to look for.

There are three different sorts of racquet to choose from which are control, power and tweener. Control racquets are mainly for advanced players, power racquets are for beginners and tweeners fall somewhere in the middle.

It's worth noting that it's also possible to make subtle changes to any type of racquet by having it re-strung with certain types of strings.

The power racquet usually has a larger head - which of course is designed to give less experienced players more chance of hitting the ball! They also usually have a slightly heavier head which also makes it easier for beginners to make the right shot.

Tweener racquets have a variety of head sizes but they are usually a little longer and lighter than power racquets. Again, they give the player more control but it takes time, practice and experience to be able to use them efficiently if one is a beginner.

Control racquets usually have the smallest racquet head and the heaviest weight. They give an advanced player much more ability but it takes experience to be able to use one of these racquets properly.

It's also a good idea to at least gather a little knowledge regarding head size and grip size, string type and pattern, overall length of the racquet and racquet flexibility, balance and weight.
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