3 Things To Look Out For when Choosing a Tennis racquet posted by Tennis Fan
Tennis racquets have come along way. Originally all racquets were made of animal intestine and laminated wood. Making the strings of the racquet with the intestine was not always easy, because they had to make a racquet that was stiff enough to hit the ball with power and also a durable racquet that would last long enough.
Today the tennis racquets available in the market are built with very high standards. Tennis racquets are now made using a variety of materials. When manufacturers started making racquets commercially, they used steel and aluminum. Nowadays they are made using materials such as carbon fiber, fiber glass and even titanium. There is a science behind the design of the racquets. When you are buying a tennis racquet you have to consider the grip, the size of the head and the weight of the racquet amongst other things.
The grip of the racquet can help you improve your game. The grip is the distance between your ring finger and the middle crease of the palm of your hand. The typical grip size for men is 4 1/2” for men and 4 1/8” for women. It is always better to choose a smaller grip size, because you can modify it by adding an over-grip. Even when you choose the right grip, you may want to add an over-grip in future. Over-grips can absorb sweat better and may feel more comfortable, so you may find that you need them in future.
The other thing you need to look out for is the weight of the racquet. Weight can also greatly affect your performance when playing tennis. A heavier racquet gives a better swing but its better for the pros. If you are not used to playing tennis choose a lighter racquet. A heavy racquet could exhaust you. It is also possible to get muscle injuries if you play for a long time. The weight of the racquet usually varies between 8 and 12 ounces for unstrung racquets. There are over-grips that can be used to add weight to the racquet. For that reason it is better to buy a lighter racquet and an over-grip when you are unsure.Continue reading "3 Things To Look Out For when Choosing ..."