RACQUET SELECTOR TOOL (by level and swing)

Frame Your Game

Step 1

Matching your racquet to your ability level
It is vital that the tennis equipment you use fits your skill level. You should buy a racquet that suits your size, swing and ability level. The correct place to start is the weight of the racket. The ideal way to know your “weight zone” is by doing a test of various weights at one given time. Consult with us if you’re not sure about your suitable weight. The information below will guide you based on your level and swing. Be sure to also use our racket guide by player style. Please note the correct formula when choosing a racket is:

racket (providing control) + Strings (providing powerl) = {thumbs up}

Junior
You’re the next Roger Federer or Steffi Graf? Children racquets are catered for from ages 4 to 12 years of age.

Beginners
If you are just starting to play tennis you should look for a basic, versatile racquet. An oversized racket is not necessarily the ideal place to begin. We’d recommend head sizes of 100 – 107. A pre-strung racquet generally fits all types of players. These are strung by the manufacturer in the middle of the range of power.

Intermediate
If you belong to a club or recreational team or play at least once a week. A lighter, smaller racquet if you’re a power player. A larger racquet if you’re a finesse player in need of some extra power. Look at head sizes 98- 104.

Advanced
Play at least 2-3 times a week or compete in a competitive league. Nothing less than full graphite will do for this level. Generally higher weights for players are required to counter the power generated from good technique. Recommended head sizes are 95 – 100.

Step 2

Nobody can be placed in a box. You will find that you may be more in the upper or lower bracket for your category. For example, if you are needing a control racquet but you’re leaning towards the Tweener range you will want to look at the parameters closer to the Tweener racquets to make your selection. Use the bar on the side to make your choice.