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How to choose a tennis racket? 6 key steps!

The choice of racket is one of the most important decisions you will make as a tennis player. A well-chosen racket can improve your game and help you play at your best, while an ill-fitting racket can cost you valuable points.

In this article we will give you tips on how to choose the right racquet for your game, analysing the competition and encouraging you to seek advice from our coaches to find the perfect racquet for you.

1/ Determine your level of play

Your choice of racquet will depend largely on your level of play. If you are a beginner, you will need a light racquet with a larger sweetspot to help you hit with more ease. If you are an advanced player, you will need a heavier racquet with a smaller hitting surface for better accuracy.

2/ Choose your grip size

The racquet grip should also be adapted to your size and hand shape. If the grip is too small, you may lose control of the racquet, while a grip that is too large may be uncomfortable. It is important to choose the right size grip to improve your comfort and accuracy.

3/ The size of the racket head

The size of the racquet head should also be adapted to your level of play and playing style. A larger head is easier to use for beginners, while a smaller head offers more precision and control for advanced players.

4/ The weight of the racket

The weight of the racquet is another important factor to consider when choosing your racquet. A lighter weight is suitable for beginners and players with shoulder or arm problems, while a heavier weight is suitable for more advanced players who need more power and control.

5/ The material of the racket

The material of the racquet is also important in choosing the most suitable racquet for your game. Graphite rackets are lighter and offer better power and control, while aluminium rackets are more durable and less expensive.

6/ Try several rackets before making your choice

It is important to try out several rackets before making your final choice. You can do this during lessons at our tennis club where you will have the opportunity to try out different rackets and see which one suits your playing style best. Our professional coaches will also be able to advise you on which racket is best for you.

In conclusion, racket selection is an important part of improving your tennis game. By determining your level of play, grip size, racquet head size, weight and racquet material, you can choose a racquet that best suits your playing style.

And don't forget, our tennis club is here to help you make the right choice by allowing you to try out different rackets in our lessons and advising you on which racket is best for you.


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