3. Weight. You can choose between head-light rackets or head-heavy rackets. Each is defined by its swing weight, or the level of resistance your racket encounters while swinging around a center of rotation. A heavier racket has a higher swing weight, which means less acceleration (but an increase in power, stability, and shock reduction). A lighter racket means a lower swing weight, which means you can whip it faster to generate sharp angles and intense topspin (but less power). A lightweight racket weighs between 240 and 265 grams and is great for juniors or beginners who are trying to transition to an adult-sized racket. A medium-weight racket is between 270 and 295 grams and is ideal for a balance of power and control. Head-heavy rackets are over 300 grams and provide the most power. When choosing a racket, keep in mind that you’ll be swinging it in many directions throughout the whole match, so pick the one that best suits your strength level and playing style.
How to Choose a Tennis Racket [buyer’s Guide]
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