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How to choose a junior tennis racket

A guide to selecting the correct junior tennis racket for your child

What size tennis racket should I buy for my child? With so many children's tennis rackets on the market, sometimes we all need a bit of help in finding the right one, so our tennis experts have put together this helpful guide to choosing the right junior tennis racket.
Check out Rob's full video How to choose a junior tennis racket on YouTube

1. Length of racket

The first thing to think about when choosing a junior tennis racket is the length of the frame.

Here is the general guide to choosing the correct size junior tennis racket depending on the height and age of your child.

Age 10 + / Height 140cm-150cm - Choose a 26" racket 26" junior tennis rackets

Age 8 -10 / Height 130cm - 140cm - Choose a 25" racket 25" junior tennis rackets

Age 6 - 8 / Height 120cm - 130cm - Choose a 23" racket 23" junior tennis rackets

Age 4 - 6 / Height 105cm-120cm - Choose a 21" racket 21" junior tennis rackets

Age 4 and under / Height 90cm - 105cm - Choose a 19" racket / Height Up to 90cm - Choose a 17" racket 19" junior tennis rackets 17" junior tennis rackets

2. Racket construction

The other key consideration when picking a junior tennis racket is the construction. Entry level rackets are made of aluminium and are perfect for beginners and young children. Children can move on to graphite composite frames which will offer more power and control than an aluminium frame and more flexibility and forgiveness than a full graphite frame. Full graphite frames are suited to more advanced juniors and offer power, control and more spin potential as a player develops.

View our complete range of junior tennis rackets junior tennis rackets:

Full graphite junior tennis rackets are full graphite junior tennis rackets

Graphite composite junior tennis rackets are composite junior tennis rackets

Aluminium junior tennis rackets are aluminium junior tennis rackets

Full size tennis rackets (for older juniors) are tennis rackets for older children

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Rob Salmon is a Derbyshire based tennis coach who is passionate about introducing people to the brilliant sport of tennis. Rob firmly believes that tennis can bring people happiness, life skills and friendship. In addition to coaching in schools, at County Coaching and at Church Broughton Tennis Club, Rob presents the My Tennis Journey podcast.

9 March 2021

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