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Tennis rackets for beginners - tips for choosing the right racket

Have you recently started playing tennis and are now looking for a new racket? Given the large number of manufacturers and different models, choosing the right racket to get you started is not easy.

To help you find your way through the huge range and to make your purchase decision easier, we have summarized the most important aspects that you need to consider. This should hopefully make it a little easier for you to choose your first racket.

However, if you are still undecided, our racket finder will help you or come into one of our stores and get advice from our experts.

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Whether it's a tennis racket for beginners or a professional racket, every racket has its own special characteristics. A large hitting surface is particularly important for beginners. This gives your strokes more power and is more forgiving of mistakes, which leads to a quicker sense of achievement and more noticeable progress. In addition, beginner clubs should be rather light to protect the arm. In the following, we will give you a brief overview of what makes a good tennis racket for beginners.

The racket weight

The racket weight affects the swing power and precision of your shots. Heavy frames weighing 300 g and more generate a lot of power and acceleration, but offer less control and precision. This is why they are preferred by professionals and advanced players who are trained accordingly.

On the other hand, lighter rackets offer much better handling, which makes them the ideal tennis racket for beginners. A weight of 260 to 290 g is ideal for beginners. There are also lighter rackets, but these are more suitable for children and teenagers.

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The size of the club head affects how precisely you have to hit the ball. The larger the hitting surface, the more forgiving the racket is. The best tennis rackets for beginners therefore have at least 645 cm² of hitting surface, preferably a little more.

The racket head size of beginner rackets can also be 740 cm² and larger. Tennis rackets with a larger hitting surface ensure a quick sense of achievement and noticeable improvements in your own game.

The racket handle

You can easily determine which grip strength is right for you by gripping the grip of the club with your club hand at the bottom end. Your index finger should fit between the ball of your hand and your fingertips.

Above all, however, a comfortable feel is important, the racket must lie well in the hand. Many players prefer a slightly smaller grip because they can then maneuver the racket better.
Then there is the balance point of a tennis racket. It tells you whether the racket is balanced, top-heavy or head-heavy. Top-heavy means that you can accelerate balls better and topspin shots in particular are more successful.

If the racket is grippy, you will have more control over your strokes. Balanced tennis rackets with evenly distributed weight are ideal for beginners. These provide an optimal mix of power and control.

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