At PDH Sports we stock a full range of tennis rackets from all of the sport’s leading manufacturers that range from rackets suitable for the professional player, right down to players trying the sport for the very first time or that only play occasionally.
Should you be looking for a tennis racquet that is going to be used frequently, it is worth taking a number of things into consideration to get the perfect racket for you.
Choosing which tennis racquets are right for you
Tennis racket grip size is one of the most important points to think about. This is a size to match up the size of racket handle to the measurement of distance between the middle crease of the users palm to the tip of the users ring finger (assuming their fist is open like a ‘high five’).
Another important feature to think about when choosing between tennis rackets is the head size. Selecting the most suitable head size depends on your level of abilities, with oversize rackets (surface area between 105-130 square inches) perfect for beginners and mid-sized or traditional rackets (surface area between 85-105 square inches) ideal for more experienced and skilled players.
The materials and weights of tennis rackets are an important factor that serious players should think about when purchasing a new racket. Today most racquets are manufactured from graphite because of its lightweight and strong characteristics, and graphite rackets are ideal for the rookie player. Aluminium and titanium tennis rackets are also suitable for novice players as they give a good level of power to ball striking but maintain a high level of ‘feel’ for the player to utilise.
Tennis rackets also have different lengths, with traditional lengths ranging between 27-28 inches in length. Longer rackets are available with lengths up to 29 inches designed to provide a higher level of leverage to the user’s swing, thus generating a more powerful shot.
Beam width is another measurement to think about when looking at new tennis racquets, as the wider the beam of the racquet, the more power the racquet will provide to the shot. This is because of the effect produced by the strings (like a trampoline). On the negative side, a wider beam will reduce the level of control the player has on the ball.
The tension of strings strung onto tennis rackets can produce different results depending on what you opt for, and this is a feature that you can vary as your game progresses too. Rackets with the strings strung at a high tension provide added spin and greater control and slightly less tense strings aid power but are tougher to control.
Tennis racket specifications to help you choose
If you wish to look into any of these details for any of our tennis rackets, take a look on the ‘specifications’ tab on any product page. Here it will provide you with the racket weight, head size, construction materials, racket length, weight balance and beam width. So you can find absolutely everything you need to get the perfect tennis racket for you.
Many of our tennis rackets also qualify for free UK mainland delivery, plus we also offer fast international delivery to many countries across the world. So if you’re buying with PDH Sports, you can rest assured knowing you have purchased the very best racket for you.