Best Tennis Racquets Review

Choosing a Tennis Racquet

Whether you're a first time player or a tennis veteran, choosing a tennis racquet shouldn't be taken lightly and should on the other hand be given a lot of attention to as it plays an essential role in your development and game style. Factors such as head size, length and grip size as well as racquet flexibility and swing style all help to determine which racquet will offer the most ideal power and control to your game.

A good advice is to try before you buy. Your tennis club or local store will have a large number of trial racquets for you to test. This is an opportunity to sort through many racquets in a short period at least a couple of times in order to get used to its touch. Make sure it feels good and that it sends the ball where you intend it so as to better assess whether it's the right racquet for you. Don't just pick a racquet based on its color or brand. Also, if you have a problem with your wrist or elbow, select a racquet that is softer on your joints. Don't overdo it or deny it will affect your physical health.

If you're a starter and are aiming at improving your game dramatically, you should lean toward a control racquet as it breeds confident swings. However, too much of a control racquet too early in your development can be discouraging or cause arm pain that may eventually force you to quit. some racquets are harder on the wrist and elbow. While heavier racquets absorb shock better, they are more likely to cause fatigue and injury from sudden movements.

Choosing the right Tennis Racquet is fundamental as it will affect your game and must be taken seriously. Another important factor to take into account for increased performance is choosing the right Tennis String. The article link above will give you a comprehensive analysis of which tennis string best suits your game.

Light Headed vs Heavy Headed

A light headed racquet is usually best suited for a seasonal tennis player. Racquets with head-light frames are commonly referred to as a player's frame. These racquets tend to be thinner and offer more flexibility for better ball control. They also allow for more spin and are easier on the arm. They are usually preferred by serve and volley players. Heavy headed racquets instead produce more power and are harder on the arm and are preferred by ground strokers.

Racquet Length

Racquet length varies from model to model. The longer the racquet, the easier the reach and the more power it delivers but it also increases stress on the arm. On the other hand, a shorter racquet gives better control and less stress. To give an example, in order to achieve the same swing weight in a 29-inch racquet, the head would have to be 1 ounce lighter than a 28-inch racquet and 2 ounces lighter than a 27-inch racquet.

Grip Size

Choosing the grip size comes once you have chosen the racquet model. Most test racquets will come in 4 3/8 grip. You can choose grip sizes anywhere in the range of 4in up to 4 5/8 in circumference in 1/8 increments. Smaller grips allow for more wrist action which aids in getting spin on groundstrokes and power on serve and allow for quicker handgrip changes for those who have an extreme style grip a la Nadal. Larger grips instead promote torsion and stability and are thus easier in the arm. Most players will also add an overgrip to the existing grip. This usually adds 1/16 to the grip size.


Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 710 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 69 cm

Weight: 10.6 oz / 300 g

Balance: 2 Points Head Light

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

The Wilson [K] Six.Two racquet is the successor to the best-selling nCode n6 model. This next generation tennis racquet is control-oriented and utilizes a new [K]arophite black structure, adding more bonds between the SiO2 and graphite molecules at the nano-scale allowing a more stable and powerful feeling to the touch.

The avantgarde structure of the racquet makes it easier for players to shape their game style and place the ball with more accuracy in the corners. This racquet delivers good quality shots for those with moderate and long swing styles delivering a good mix of both power and control.

The racquet's 100 square inch head size and 16 x 19 string pattern leans toward players who enjoy hitting flat while still adding spin to their shots. If you are aiming at developing a game style similar to Roger Federer's, this is THE racquet of choice.

Recent statistics have also shown that Wilson [K] Six.Two professional players hold the score of lowest number of unforced errors in major tournaments over any other racquet. This racquet suits perfectly to both intermediate and advanced players who are eager to experience a drastic improvement in their game.

Head Size: 112 sq. in. / 722 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 69 cm

Weight: 10 oz / 266 g

Balance: 4 Points Head Heavy

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Head has designed the racquet with what it calls Total Sweetspot Construction. The corrugated construction incorporated in the Total Sweetspot Construction design provides increased racquet stability offering plenty of control and considerable power.

The racquet's liquid metal composition makes it over twice as strong as titanium racquets delivering an additional 30% in power. The Liquidmetal 8 comes with integrated vibration dampers which means you won't have to worry about loosing the damper and having it continually replaced.

Easy to maneuver, Head's top selling racquet is surprisingly comfortable and can accommodate all game styles equally. The racquet will build up confidence in your game and allow you to increase your pace while keeping the same control over the shots. Its spin-friendly springbed allows for more spin to the shots thus increasing control. It is an excellent choice for all-round players wanting to improve their game while keeping their game style.

Head Size: 118 sq. in. / 761 sq. cm.

Length: 27.5 inches / 70 cm

Weight: 9.1 oz / 258 g

Balance: 4 Points Head Heavy

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Wilson's latest addition to its long list of model types, the K Factor, has received very positive feedback form the tennis community. The K Zero, the lightest of the K Factor series weighting just over 9oz, provides great handling and offers flexibility thanks to its [K]ompact Center technology.

The racquet was designed with an oversized head to permit a larger sweetspot for improved control of the ball as well as increased maneuverability. Roger Federer contributed to making the K Zero a better racquet overall with a great feeling and touch.

The K Zero's new frame engineering technology, the [K]ontour Yoke, enhances stiffness at determined stress points for increased torsional stability and doesn't sacrifice any feeling due to its next generation structure. The racquet offers good maneuverability to players of all classes, from beginner to advanced level.

Head Size: 115 sq. in. / 742 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 69 cm

Weight: 9.5 oz / 269g

Balance: 6 Points Head Heavy

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

The EXO3 Silver is the latest in Prince's Silver line and provides increased feeling thanks to the carbon fiber injection molding applied to the energy bridges. This light racquet has a re-engineering cross section for improved torsional stability.

The racquet comes with a slightly smaller headsize of 115 square inches compared to the predecessor's 118 square inches as well as a shorter length of 27 inches allowing for a better overall performance to add to the racquet's power.

The EXO3 Silver generates good spin thanks to its open string pattern for better control over the ball. Additional control comes from its reduced headsize and shorter length while still providing good power. This racquet suits intermediate an advanced players looking for additional power to their game.

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