TENNIS RACKET SINGAPORE
How to Choose a Tennis Racket for Beginners
Selecting a proper tennis racket is important. In the video below, I will teach you want to look out for when choosing a tennis racket. Doesn't matter if it is a Wilson, Babolat, Yonex, Head or even Prince racket, as long as you follow the guide, any would work. Most importantly is you work on your skills on court.
The best way to figure out if a tennis racket suits you and your style of play, is to head to the tennis courts and have a hit about!
Evolution of the Tennis Racket
Tennis Racket Specifications
5 UNIQUE TENNIS RACKETS
Over the years there have been a variety of unusual and non-standard rackets that have been introduced. Here are a few of the most unusual designs.
Macgregor Bergelin Longstring
The Macgregor Bergelin Longstring has a semi-octagonal head shape with diagonal strings. There was also a string tension control system, at the racket butt, that allowed you to adjust tension using an Allen key device.
Neoxxline Carving Star
Then there was the Neoxxline Carving Star which featured a rotated head and a curved handle. The design originated in the 1980’s in Sweden. The unique shape of the handle was said to ease pressure on the wrists when hitting serves and volleys. And because of the angle of the strings, it was said that the head would generate more spin.
Blackburne Double Strung
The Blackburne Double Strung was just what it sounds like, a racket with two sets of strings. Blackburne said that the double string bed helped to relieve tennis elbow, and gave the racket a larger sweet spot and was more stable than other models. However, detractors didn’t like to have to use two sets of strings and the racket’s price point was higher than many people would have liked.
Another racket that tried to take technology to the next step was the Jenro. This racket actually featured a detachable grip. The idea was that you could have one grip that could be attached to a variety of different head types. It attached via a tightening mechanism that was stored in the butt of the racket. Everything fastened together using a key. Those who used it liked the fact that they could have different frames, each with different strings or string tensions. The downside is that if you happen to lose the key, well, you get it.
Finally, The Handler was a design that came out in 1992. It was designed for the two-handed backhand doubles player and actually had two handles to grip it. However, it tended to make serving and volleying difficult due to both handles being off-center.
The Impact of Advancing Racket Technology
So as you can see, the tennis racket has changed and evolved over the years, and it's hard to predict what changes are still to come. A lot will probably have to do with what style of play becomes popular and manufacturers will be quick to adjust.
Advancing racket technology has changed the sport and will keep changing how the game is played.