Tips On Purchasing A Tennis Racket


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Tennis rackets are one of the most popular sports implements, which have gained popularity in recent years. A racket is a sports implement made up of an open handle with a net over which a string or racquet of soft leather is stretched tightly over a hub or posts. It’s used for hitting a ball with a racquet or shuttlecock in sports like tennis, badminton, racketball, racquetball and railcard. There are different types of racquets including reverse, forward and downstrokes.

Steel And Aluminum

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Traditionally, tennis rackets were crafted from steel or aluminum, but these days the racket is crafted from either wood or graphite material. The two-piece frame is typically made up of a thick hub made of steel attached to a wooden frame, while some frames are made of aluminum and then covered with a hard plastic outer cover. Racket shafts are usually covered with thick felt or soft leather; however, nowadays polyester may also be used. Weight is also an important factor, with the lighter the frame and the lighter the shaft, the faster the player can hit the ball. Graphite has the advantage of being more durable and having a longer lifespan.

Strings

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Natural gut strings, which are of the synthetic variety, give the players an enhanced “swing speed”. Most of the natural gut strings are constructed with a coil of spring steel, whereas synthetic versions are made of polyester or nylon. Although the surface texture of natural gut strings varies considerably, and the final product also varies considerably, most of the modern synthetic versions closely resemble the real thing. Most modern synthetic tennis rackets have a light weight, which makes them easily portable. Some players prefer wooden rackets because of their traditional look and feel.

Thickness

The thickness of the strings is an important consideration when choosing tennis rackets because the more thick and heavy on the strings, the lower the head size must be. Head sizes are measured in terms of entire string inches, or in terms of half-inch increments. The advantage of thick strings is that they add extra strength to the forehand and backhand side of the racket, and they produce a “rich” sound when hit.

Material

When looking for the best possible tennis racket, one must take into consideration the material that the racket is made from. The most popular materials are carbon fiber, fiberglass and graphite. Carbon fiber and fiberglass are the lighter of the three and therefore less expensive. Graphite, however, is more powerful than carbon fiber. The best late tennis rackets are usually constructed from graphite.

Quality

The other major factor that should be considered when purchasing late tennis rackets is the type of string that is being used with the racket. Most professional players prefer high quality, stiffer strings over light ones, so it is important to choose a high-quality brand in order to get optimum results. Another factor in deciding the type of string to use is the type of swing that a player uses. Different players have different swinging mechanics, and they need to choose a shaft that works well with their specific swing. There are many brands of premium brand tennis rackets that can be used by any type of player, but it is always recommended that amateur players try out some cheaper brands before spending the money on a premium brand.

Fiberglass

High quality synthetic materials and high stiffness are other key factors in determining the type of tennis racket to purchase. Although graphite and fiberglass are the two main types of synthetic materials, they don’t give the same feel as the other materials. Some of the better brands of late tennis rackets use graphite or fiberglass with high stiffness properties. This helps increase the players’ power and flexibility.

Wrapping Up

High quality composite materials are used in a lot of top-level sports equipment nowadays. Many top players still prefer to stick to wood or metal rackets when playing on the professional level. They feel that the feel of the metal racket is easier to control. The best brands of late tennis rackets still use high quality composite materials to produce great results.

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