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A Tennis Racket Can Make Or Break Your Game

Tennis RacketYou are in love with the game of tennis and can not get enough of it. Starting off in school learning to play on basic gym equipment was the beginning-then in college you made sure that you took tennis as your required physical education classes.

The time has now come for you to get your own personal equipment and you want to get a tennis racket of your very own. To make a personal statement to everyone that you have come of age, are serious about this sport, and want to compete with your friends evenings and weekends.

What type of tennis racket are you going to purchase? They vary in length, weight, and head size, and you will need to figure out which one is the best for you. Think back to your beginnings playing this sport-what did you like or dislike about the different tennis rackets you used. This can be a starting point to begin narrowing down your choices.

A very important component for the tennis racket is the head size as the power behind your swings is directly affected. A larger head will give you with more power than a small head and also provides you with a larger hitting area making it a little easier to hit the ball. Generally speaking, a smaller racket head appeals to more accomplished players seeking more control, while larger rackets appeal to beginning and intermediate players seeking more power and a larger head.

They range in length from 27-29 inches with most people selecting the 27 inch ones. However, a longer handle provides more reach on ground strokes, adds leverage on serves, and slightly more power, than one with a standard length.

The weight has also been reduced making them lighter and easier to hold.
If you have friends or co-workers that also play, ask them about the type they use and why. They will enjoy talking to you about the sport and in providing you with information and advise. And, there is nothing more flattering than to ask someone for their opinion on a topic that they really enjoy and believe that they are an expert in.

Some of these people might even loan you some of their equipment so that you can try it out and find out whether or not you like it. No matter what your preference for a tennis racket is, you have to find the best one that meets your needs. This may even mean renting them and testing them out for a few games. This is probably the best way to have an opportunity to use many different types, styles, models and different manufacturers without spending a lot of money on ones that will just end up collecting dust in the closet.

Get out and play every weekend. The exercise is good, you will meet new people, and be out in the fresh air. This is much better than spending your weekend sitting in front of the television or going to the office to catch up on work.

Enjoy yourself, life is too short.

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Choosing The Right Strings For Your Tennis Racquets

While most people understand that playing tennis with a proper racket is of the utmost importance, few realize that they should also place emphasis on the strings that their racket is made of. In this article, we’ll discuss some tips for helping you to make the right choice when it comes to selecting strings for your racket.

To understand what strings are right for you, you need to understand some of the physical aspects of the string. If you need to generate a lot of power for your shot, you should get strings with low tension. Strings with low tension tend to generate more power than strings that have a high tension. However, it is important to ensure that the tension of the strings isn’t low enough to cause the strings to actually move. If you are more of an advanced player, and generating a lot of power isn’t necessary, you should go for a higher string tension. Higher string tension allows for more ball control when in the hands of an experienced player.

Still need to generate more power for your shot? You should purchase longer length strings. Also, a racket that has decreased string density (in layman’s terms, a racket with fewer strings) is known to generate more power than those with high string density. In addition, strings that are thinner are used by those who wish to increase the power of their shot. Strings that are more elastic also tend to add a little strength to the shot.

If power is important to you, and so is getting a proper spin on the ball, there are some factors that you should look for in your strings. A decreased string density, in addition to aiding the power of your shot, is known to add additional spin to the ball. Also, strings that are thinner produce more spin in addition to adding power to the shot.

Soft strings and hard strings with a soft outer coating tend to vibrate less, which can be a factor with respect to having a proper grip on the racket.

If you follow these tips, you can get exactly what you are looking for out of your tennis racket’s string performance. Having the right equipment can really give you an edge when it comes to your tennis game, and knowledge is power. Be sure to take much care when selecting which racket and strings are right for you.

By: Kadence Buchanan -

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Tennis String Facts

Lower string tensions generate more power (providing string movement does not occur).
Higher string tensions generate more ball control (for experienced players).
A longer string (or string plane area) produces more power.
Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more power.
Thinner string generates more power.*
More elastic strings generate more power. (Generally, what will produce more power will also absorb more shock load at impact.)
Softer strings, or strings with a softer coating, tend to vibrate less.
Thinner strings tend to produce more spin.
Decreased string density (fewer strings) generates more spin.
The more elastic the string, the more tension loss in the racquet after the string job.

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