There are 7 steps to consider when selecting a tennis racket:
Step 1: One should select a tennis racket based on his or her level of tennis. For example: a beginner player should go for racket which is light, has an oversized head and is head heavy. An intermediate player can consider getting a racket that is flexible and slightly heavier as compared to a beginner’s racket. Finally, an advanced player should go for a racket that offers more control, heavier in weight, a smaller head frame and a balanced head.
Step 2: Rackets have differing weights and balance. A racket above 300 grams is considered heavy and is usually used by better players to generate more power with a slower swing. However, as a beginner, one should try for lighter rackets around 280 grams. This is not to tire your arms out.
Step 3: The head size of the racket is also another important key factor. A more advanced player should use a racket with a smaller head size, whereas a beginner or an intermediate player should preferably still use a racket with a larger head size. A larger head will provide more power as there is a larger sweet spot and hitting area. As mentioned in step 2, try getting a racket which is not too heavy initially. Anything heavy may be impairment and may cause the beginner to lose heart in the game.
Point 4: The racket strings are equally important as it allows you to hit the ball. Knowing the tension of the string helps you focus on power or control. High tension normally results in more control while lower tension will allow more power. For a beginner, it is better to have more control. Hence, maybe tighter strings may help.
Step 5: Grip size is very important too in your choice of a racket. If you have small hands, you should use a smaller grip. If your hands are bigger, you should use a bigger grip or you can also wrap an over grip around your racket handle. Grips are important as it prevents your racket from slipping when you play as a result of perspiration.
Step 6: The length of a racket. A longer racket allows more reach to the ball but it is harder to manoeuvre. A longer racket also gives one more power. It is a matter of physics here. For a child, he should start with a shorter racket and slowly progressing to an adult size.
Point 7: Always be prudent and buy the racket which suits your level of play.
Ultimately, always buy a racket which is suitable to your current playing ability. Consult your coach or someone more experience for advice. Enjoy your tennis and have some fun. Do not let your racket be a hindrance to your game.
A tennis racket is a kind of sports accessory that has a long wooden or plastic handle that is affixed to a big paddle-shaped hoop. The hoop itself consists of a patchwork of tightly weaved cords that let the object whack a ball against it. Older kinds of the tools are not typically used for competitive matches and are instead occasionally displayed for decorative reasons. To transform your old primitive tennis rackets into something more appealing, think about turning them into special wall mirrors.
Vintage wooden rackets are the perfect items for these do it yourself projects because they come in wide varieties of colors and sizes. Unlike a modern version, an older model is typically painted and handmade with combinations of hues that seemingly never end.
And because they are oak, you can paint them pretty much any hue you want so that they go with the paint and decorations of the space they will be displayed in.
If you don’t already own a couple of older wooden tennis rackets, consider searching for some at your local thrift stores or antique shops. You could also get lucky and find a few at neighborhood garage sales.
Once you have located a racket worthy of your crafting skills, you can begin gathering up the rest of the supplies that you will need for the project. These will include a mirror and extra strength super glue. If you are lucky enough to own or find a mirror that fits exactly over the net of the racket then the rest of process will go much quicker for you, otherwise any mirror will work as long as it has been cut down to size.
After the item has been sawed so that it goes in perfectly in the racket’s base, use the strong glue to attach it in there. All that is left is to nail up your new pieces so you can look at them everyday.