Learning to play tennis is difficult. Trying to learn tennis with the wrong racket is almost impossible. There are certain factors that weigh in when you pick out your racket. Brand is not the only thing you should consider. A very important, but often over-looked aspect of racket selection is weight.

Things You Will Need

1.) Time 2.) Multiple rackets 3.) Adequate gauge of your playing style.

Step 1

The racket's weight plays an important part in your swing. Heavier rackets tend to hit harder. When a person swings an object, the heavier the objet the more force. Same thing applies to tennis. If you are a person that likes to play at the base-line, a heavier racket is ideal.

Step 2

A heavier racket will allow you to push the tennis ball farther. When you take into account top=spin, your harder hit tennis ball will likely soar harder and faster. The down=side to a heavier racket is that, simply put, it is heavier. It will take a little more effort to swing it and in a long game of tennis, this could be hard to constantly deal with. On the other hand, if you like playing at the net a lot, a lighter racket will benefit you.

Step 3

A lighter racket will allow you to have a faster reaction time, and in a long game it will not tire you out as easily. You will also be able to spin the racket faster, thus angling your shots, due to the less weight. The bad thing though, is that you will not be able to put as much force behind your shots. You will be able to get them over the net, but wont be able to power the shots as if you had a heavier racket. Choosing your racket weight is important. The weight plays a pretty big role on a doubles team. The net player tends to have the lighter racket because a majority of his time is spent playing up front. For a good singles racket I would recommend a medium weight racket because you will most likely be spending even time at the net and at the baseline. In the end, the decision is yours to choose which tennis racket to buy.

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