Let’s talk about the importance of using the right racket. Choosing the right racket can have a major impact on your game, regardless of your tennis level.
There are several features you should pay close attention to when it comes to the purchase of new rackets:
A racket should neither be too heavy nor too light for you. Accelerating the racket easily has to be one of the main points you should look at. Of course, it is easier to swing a lighter frame than a heavier one. And I would recommend young players not to go with a too heavy racket since they might get hurt.
Both features give information about the weight distribution of a racket. The higher the swingweight and the balance are, the more weight you will feel in the head of the racket – referred as “head-heavy”. If you hit with a lot of spin and if you like to generate pace from the baseline you should definitely put emphasis on this. Otherwise, if you are playing with less spin and like to go to the net, a racket that is more neutrally balanced might be a better option for you. Players who are very strong but don’t like head-heavy rackets will choose to distribute the weight into the handle of their racket. This way, the racket can be very heavy but you don’t feel it that much. (more…)
Anyone watching tennis this year has been wondering what the heck is going on with Roger Federer’s new racket. What’s under that blacked out frame he’s been playing with on tour? What are the specs? What’s it going to look like? Well, after years in the making, the highly anticipated Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph has finally been revealed!
The most notable evolution in Roger’s new racket of choice is the switch from a 90 to 97 square inch head size, providing a larger sweetspot for more power and forgiveness. This allows him to swing big at the ball with less chance of mishitting off the frame.
The Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph is also going to take some skill and muscle to wield! Weighing in at 12 ounces unstrung (!!), it’s going to be one of the heaviest rackets on the market.
Listed below are the rest of the target specs…(Please note, these are unstrung target specs provided by Wilson. Individual rackets may be slightly different)
Headsize: 97 sq. in
Weight: 12.0 oz unstrung (340g)
Balance: 12 pts Head Light
String Pattern: 16 x 19
Beam: 21.5 mm Flat Beam
The next evolution of the iconic Pro Staff is finally here! Get ready to order yours soon at Tennis Warehouse Europe!
It’s no secret around here that if I’m jumping on the court for a hit, the Babolat Pure Drive is right there with me. It has been my racket of choice for more than 10 years and is a popular frame among all levels of players from the pros like Li Na, Julia Goerges and Fabio Fognini to top college players, to intermediates and club players. While I don’t think I can ever sub out another racket for my tried and true Pure Drives, I thought I would dive into some interchangable options for your guys to check out and possibly demo.
Roger Federer‘s new prototype racket is a perfect example of how the MODERN PLAYER’S FRAME is becoming more and more popular in the game of tennis. He’s shed his traditional midsize Pro Staff for a more powerful and forgiving 98 square inch frame.
Modern player’s frames possess a slightly larger head size and a crisper, livelier response, similar to the more modern “‘tweener” frames like the Babolat AeroPro or Pure Drive. At the same time, they retain the classic precision and feel of a more traditional-style racquet like the Wilson Six.One or Pro Staff. They are ideal for the intermediate to advanced player that appreciates the classic touch and feel but just wants something a little more forgiving in order to help keep up with the modern game.