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Tennis Rackets Wilson Blade Feel 100 Tennis Racket

Wilson Blade Feel 100 Tennis Racket

Carbon Fiber/Graphite, String Pattern 16x19, 300g

£66.64
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Three things to consider before buying a tennis racket

A tennis racket's size is generally defined by two things: impact area and frame width/frame profile.

  • The size of the racket head is called the impact area, and is often between 95–105 square inches depending on the racket. The smaller the impact area, the less so-called sweet spot the racket usually has. Sweet spot means the part of the impact area that gives a completely clean hit of the ball. Rackets with less sweet spot are more difficult to play with, but once you get the right hit, you get more out of the racket. Therefore, you should choose a racket with a suitable impact area for your skill level.

  • The racket’s characteristics are also affected by the frame width, i.e. how strong the frame around the racket head is. A narrower frame width gives you a racket that provides greater control, but it also hass less of a sweet spot. These models are suitable for experienced players who have a naturally hit the ball well and can generate a lot of speed on their own. If you are a beginner or recreational tennis player, we recommend that you use a slightly larger frame width, as this usually makes the racket easier to play with.

The right grip on your tennis racket is important, but is often forgotten. The grip not only affects your game but, in the worst case, can also cause tennis elbow. One recommendation is that it should be possible to fit a finger between your thumb and the rest of your fingers when your hand grips the racket.

Grip sizes are between 0–5:

  • Juniors usually use sizes between 0–1.
  • Women commonly uses sizes 2–3.
  • Men normally uses sizes 3–5.

One tip is to wrap the racket’s grip with an overgrip. This allows you to both optimise the size of the grip, and also protect the base grip. If you are unsure of the size, we recommend that you buy a racket with a grip that is too small, rather than too large, as you can then use an overgrip to reach the appropriate size.

The weight of your racket is of great importance for how you play, and should therefore be a decisive factor when you buy a racket. Most manufacturers offer a variety of weights for the same racket, so don't be afraid to ask or look for a racket that you like but has a different weight.

Heavier rackets (>320 g) are generally more powerful than lighter rackets (<310 g), while but are less manoeuvrable and can wear a player out.

Having trouble picking out your tennis shoes? Read this article for some tips.

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