HOW TO CHOOSE AN ADULT TENNIS RACKET? 

Are you more of a beginner or an intensive player? Do you need power, precision or both? Are you looking for a large surface area? Sometimes it's hard to work out what you need, follow our guide to choose the best tennis racket for you.

PLAYING FREQUENCY

The most important thing to consider when choosing your racket is your playing frequency. Take a look at our advice for choosing your racket according to your playing frequency.

Professionals

You will be looking for power and precision. To win, you will need a graphite racket with technical concepts. With the balance point at the handle, your racket should have a surface area of between 678 - 742 cm² (105 - 115 in²). The weight of your racket should be more than 295g.

Intermediates

You will be looking for comfort. In order to improve your game, you will need a graphite racket with the balance point at the head and a surface area of 626 - 677 cm² (97 - 105 in²). If you are looking for control, opt for a racket weighing between 260 and 280g. If you are looking for power, opt for a racket weighing between 260 and 295g.

BEGINNERS

First and foremost you need control. You will need an aluminium or composite racket with a large surface area (> 677 cm²/ 104 in²) and a balance point at the handle to make playing easier.

HANDLE SIZE

Your racket's handle size plays an important role and it is worth considering in detail when choosing your racket. Size 0 (4 inches): Suitable for children, teenage beginners or women with small hands. Size 1 (4 1/3 inches): Suitable for average sized women or for men with small hands. Size 2 (4 2/8 inches): The most common size. Standard size for average sized men or women with large hands. Size 3 (4 3/8 inches): Suitable for men with large hands (and those taller than 6ft).

THE HEADSIZE OF YOUR RACKET

The headsize of your racket is an important point to keep in mind. Below are the three types of headsizes available and what they mean in terms of your game.

RACKET WITH A MIDPLUS HEAD SIZE

Rackets with a midplus head size means between 630cm² (98 in²) and 645cm² (100 in²). They are suitable for all kinds of players, whether beginner or more seasoned.

RACKET WITH AN OVERSIZE HEAD SIZE

Rackets with an oversize head size vary between 678 cm² (105 in²) and 742 cm² (115 in²). They are perfect for beginners or players who like to use lots of spin. These surface areas increase power.

RACKET WITH A MIDSIZE HEAD SIZE

A midsize head size means < 625 cm² (97 in²). This surface area is aimed at intensive players. You need good control to play with these rackets as the small surface area makes them harder to use.