First, you need to clear your mind about anything you have known about tennis racquet. All right, you have to determine exactly your level of players. Are you beginner, semi-pro or pro-player. It is also depend on your gender and age, the ideal racquets for beginners will differ. This guide will show you right tips to choose the perfect racquet for woman at a beginner. With tennis racquets coming in an array of weights, sizes, styles and prices, you’re guaranteed to find one that suits your standard and physical capabilities.
Any players should have a perfect racquet for theirs personal use, specially those are female beginners. To fit your physical capabilities, you should follow these tips below
- Measure for the proper grip size :
You should hold the grip in your hand tight and feel comfortable when try some swing and easy to move. You should be able to squeeze a finger in which touches both the end of your fingers and your palm. For women, grip size usually come in 4 1/8 inches, 4 1/4 inches and 4 3/8 inches. If you’re between two sizes, choose the smaller one because you can always increase the circumference by adding an overgrip tape (a soft, padded, cloth-like tape wrapped around the grip).
2. For female beginners, you should choose a normal 27 inches racquet.
If you want more power, get the extended length rauquet. Normal rauquet is 27 – 28 inches. The longer the length of the racquet, the greater the leverage on a swing, therefore giving more power to a shot. But it will be more difficult to aim. As a beginner, 27 inches racquet is good enough. Women and older players should aim to select a lighter racquet between 150 and 180 grams.
At this point, lightweight and oversize power racquets are perfect. These racquets are recommended for beginners and intermediates, especially players who are not physically very strong or athletic. The majority of regular club players love this category as all they want is an easy to swing, user friendly racket.
Make sure that you feel good in movement while demo your aimed racquet before make any decisions. Differences in brand might provide differences experience.
All racquet brands offer similarly weighted and sized racquets with comparable features and price points. You should choose those brand are known as high quality with advanced technologies. Ofcourse the more money you spend, the better racquet that you get. Depend on how much you want to spend – based on how often you are playing – and go from there. An approach is to start off with a cheaper racquet and look at upgrading as your level improves.
3. Pricing, Brands and Materials.
Most racquets are made from graphite because it is light-weight and powerful, making it perfect for any beginner. Other racquets good for beginners are made from aluminum or titanium, as these provide good power and comfort when hitting.
Femal beginners should stick to aluminum or graphite, but the material choice is also less important than if the racquet feels comfortable in your hands and if it suits your price range.
Racquets in the $50 to $150 price bracket may not be comprised fully of graphite or contain dampening features, but are suitable for players who play every couple of weeks. Frequent players should look at racquets priced above $150 depending on your budget.
If you plan to play more than 4 times a week, you should aim for over 150$ racquets. Because you do not want to pay more than 200$ to buy a new racquet when you getting to a higher level to fast then you realize.
Ask your friends who played tennis before for good advise and useful tips.
- String is important.
Beginners can start with the strings that come with the racquet at purchase. If these strings break and need replacing, softer synthetic strings are good options because they’re easy on the arm and great for power and feel around the court. The only drawback is that they break easily due to being soft, especially if you hit with lots of topspin.
The racquet itself is not the only thing that affects your play. The way the strings are aligned, in either an open or closed stringing, will affect your power, control, and spin:
Open stringing offers more spin, which means you can hit the ball harder with top spin. These strings, however, are more likely to break.
Closed/Dense stringing offers more control for shot placement, and are better for beginners. This is what you should notice when setting up your new racquet.
Fact about string : the number of times you play in one week is the number of times you should re-string your racquet in a year.
Hopefully these tips will help you find your perfect racquet, have fun playing tennis.