It's time for me to get a new tennis racquet! I've had my current racquets for about three years and, with changes in technology and my own style of play, I've decided to start from scratch and get something completely new. So in this episode, we'll start the process by learning all about the characteristics of tennis racquets. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this link: tennisfixation.com/itunes.
I recently broke one of my tennis racquets by “firmly tapping” it on the court after flubbing a shot. Not only stupid, but embarrassing. At my level, who breaks their racquet like that?
So it's time to start the process of getting a new racquet. Since my current racquets are about three years old, I've decided to start from scratch and go through the whole process of researching, demo-ing, and choosing a new racquet.
In this episode, I'm going to get the racquet hunt going by talking about everything you need to know about the types of tennis racquets out there. First, I'll discuss the three main types or categories of tennis racquets. These are:
- power racquets,
- control racquets, and
- tweener or in-between racquets.
I'll also explain the five qualities or characteristics of racquets within these categories that you should know. These are:
- head size,
- balance and weight,
- stiffness or flexibility,
- racquet length, and
- string pattern
By the end of this episode, you'll be able to talk about tennis racquets like you're a tennis pro!
Tennis Express has a great infographic that can help you choose exactly the right tennis racquet for your game. You can click on the link in the resources I give below to get a printable pdf of this infographic. Here's what it looks like:
RESOURCES AND LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
SHARE THIS EPISODE:
If you enjoyed this episode, or know someone who might, please feel free to share it with them. You can simply direct people to:
There are also sharing and email buttons at the bottom of this post.
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW:
If you’d like to get Tennis Quick Tips delivered easily to your device with each new episode, please subscribe using your preferred method below
If you’d like the direct RSS feed for your own favorite RSS Podcast Player, click here to get it!
And if you’d like to become a friend of the show, please leave an honest review on iTunes by clicking here. It will help the show become more easily discovered by like-minded, awesome people just like you. I appreciate it!
Thanks so much for listening and, as always, Happy Tennis!
Just FYI, links to Tennis Express in this post are affiliate links. If you go to Tennis Express through these links and buy something, I don't get anything. They just give me a bit of a discount when I shop there and, since I love shopping there and think they have great service and prices, I'm happy with the discount and always recommend them for tennis gear and equipment.
© Kim Selzman 2014 All Rights Reserved
[ois skin=”End of Blog Post”]