Whether you are a tennis player or tennis parent, buying a racket can be daunting. There’s a lot of confusing terminology, some of which is meaningless marketing nonsense, which confuses the whole process. Just knowing a little bit of the terminology can put you firmly on the right track.
In this guide I will cover the most important specifications that you should look at when buying a racket, what they actually mean, my recommendations and give an insight into how the different specifications would make the racket play.
When choosing a racket, there are three main elements which affect power and control: headsize, weight, and string patterns.
Larger Headsize = More Power
Smaller Headsize = More Control
Lighter Racket = More Power
Heavier Racket = More Control