HOW TO CHOOSE THE RACKET
- It must be composed of graphite in its greater percentage, then it can have fibreglass, kevlar, boron, titanium.
- Be built in a single piece, to vibrate as little as possible.
- Approximate weight of 280 grams to 310 grams.
- Your balance balanced 32cm or 33cm from the cuff.
- Must have intermediate stiffness.
- Mid plus ring around 100 cm2.
The hardness of the frame according to the material
There are 3 types of hardness RIGID / MEDIUM / FLEXIBLE.
The more braided the graphite is and the greater the percentage it contains, the stiffer the racquet will be, therefore we will obtain greater power. As the percentage of graphite decreases and the braiding of the fibres is more open its frame will be more flexible, then it will give off less and get more control.
With a frame composed of graphite and kevlar or titanium or fibreglass, we obtain an intermediate hardness.
There are 3 types of racket profiles:
It is the widest and the most rigid due to its thickness, with this frame we obtain more power, it is the one that gives off more. Examples: Babolat nanotube, Wilson k one, Head crossbow 6, Prince Ozone one.
It is the thinnest and most flexible profile, it gives off less and gives us more control in the blows. Examples Wilson six one tour 90, Head microgel prestige, Yonex Redis 100, Babolat pure storm tour.
This profile is the one that has friction to the air, with this a faster game is obtained, the rigidity of this frame is intermediate, this gives us power and control at the same time. Examples: Wilson k Obra, Babolat aero drive, prince speed port white.
Choice of racquet according to the player’s level and style
A beginner or intermediate level player playing with topspin should use a medium or rigid racquet with an elliptical or aerodynamic profile, with a balanced balance with a drop towards the head, weight should not exceed 310 grams, the hoop size will range from 100 to 110 square centimetres (midsize or oversize), as it is for those who have a moderate to short swing.
For a player of intermediate or advanced level who plays with topspin or flats the suitable thing is a medium or flexible racquet, its profile must be rectangular or aerodynamic, its balance balanced with fall towards the fist, its weight 300 grams or more and the hoop must not exceed 100 cm2 (mid or midsize) since it is for players who have a relatively long and fast swing.
How to know the size of the grip to be used
Two types of markings are specified on each racket, one is the whole number called European (0.1, 2, 3, 4, 5) the other is infraction called American (4, 4 1/8, 4 1/4, 4 3/8 4 1/2 4 5/8).
The most advisable for a woman or man who has a small hand is the number 2 or 4 ¼, a medium-sized hand would be serious for a grip 3 or 4 3/8, and if the hand is larger will be better to use a grip 4 or 4 ½.
Another way to know the size is to grasp the racket and make sure that the fingertips do not touch the palm, must be the separation of a cm. or a finger approximately.
With a correct choice of grip, we will obtain a better grip, more power and precision in the blows.