Men’s vs. Women’s Racquets
Most of the tennis racquets you’ll find on the market are unisex. However, many beginner racquets have an aesthetic targeting, either men or women. Tecnifibre’s T-Rebound TEMPO is one of the only premium racquets on the market made specifically for women.
The average woman on the WTA tour uses a racquet slightly lighter than those used by a man on the ATP tour. However, there are a few exceptions. Serena Williams uses Wilson racquets with a weight of around 11.4 ounces (323 grams).
Another player that’s known for her power on the court, Maria Sharapova, uses a Head racquet that’s about 11.2 ounces (318g). Keep in mind that she’s over six feet tall and one of the stronger women on tour.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll probably do well with a racquet lighter than the ones these two pros use.
Women generally have smaller hands than men as well, so for most women, a grip size between 4 ⅛ inches to 4 ½ inches will be suitable.