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Tennis Racquet Categories
You may have a clue on what tennis racquet is best for you but admit it or not, the shear amount of its availability on the shopping racks makes you very perplexed. Add to the fact that there are hundreds of designs unique with the rest because of its features. For this to be convenient on your part, here is a primer of tennis racquet characteristics broken down into three categories.
1. Game Improvement Tennis Racquet(s)
It is a term used by manufacturers for power- oriented equipments. These models feature oversize to super- oversize heads (107- 135 square inches), are lightweight (8-9.5 ounces), longer (27-29 inches) stiffer and are balanced head-heavy (or evenly balanced) to retain enough weight in the hitting zone. Designed for players with shorter, slower swings and who want more power from the racquet.
Babolat VS NCT Power, Dunlop 1000G ICE, Head FlexPoint 10, Prince O3 Blue, Prince O3 Silver, Wilson n1 nCode, Wilson n3 nCode, Yonex Nano Speed RQ8 are some examples of Game Improvement tennis racquet(s).
2. Tweener Tennis Racquet(s)
There are several models that offer a blend of features from game improvement and player's racquets. They are often light-er (9.5-11 ounces), balanced anywhere from slightly head-light to slightly head-heavy, have midplus (95-102 square inches) heads and are usually extended length (27.5-28 inches). These racquet models offer low-medium to medium-high power and are most appealing to intermediate-advanced players, seeking enhanced maneuverability.
Babolat AeroPro Drive, Babolat Pure Drive Plus, Babolat. Pure Drive Roddick Plus, Babolat Pure Drive Team Plus, Dunlop M-Fil 500, Head FlexPoint 4, Prince O3 Hybrid Hornet, Prince O3 Hybrid Shark, Prince O3 Hybrid Spectrum, Prince O3 Red, Prince O3 White, Prince Shark, Volkl Becker BB10, Volkl DNX V1, Wilson n5 nCode, Wilson nCode n5 Force, Wilson nCode nTour, Wilson nCode nTour Two, Yonex Nano Speed RQ5 and Yonex RDX 300 are some examples of Tweener tennis racquet(s).
3. Control Tennis Racquet(s)
Denotes racquets that would be used by professional and high-level club and college team players. These models are typically heavier in weight (11.5-13+ ounces), have smaller heads (85-98), thinner, more flexible beams and are balanced head light to retain maneuverability. The result is a low-power racquet, designed for players who provide their own power and prefer a racquet that offers more control. Can be standard or extended length.
Babolat AeroPro Control, Babolat Pure Control Team Standard, Dunlop M-Fil 200, Fischer M Speed Pro Number One, Head FlexPoint Prestige, Head FlexPoint Radical Tour, Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid, Prince O3 Tour, ProKennex Core1 No.6, ProKennex Heritage Type C, ProKennex Heritage Type C Redondo, Tecnifibre TFight 325, Volkl Tour 10 MP Generation II, Volkl Tour 10 V- Engine Mid, Wilson nSix- One 95 nCode, Wilson nSix- One Tour 90 nCode and Yonex RDX 500 are some examples of Control tennis racquet(s).
When you head to your nearest sports store, just remember the tennis racquet categories before you purchase any. You do not want to have any tennis elbow, do you?