Technical Information Tennis Rackets
WEIGHT: Weight is one of the fundamental conditioning factors when choosing racket. Determine the amplitude and speed of the SWING. The heavier a racquet, the more strength we will need to move it. Heavy rackets generate more power, provide greater directional control and transmit less vibrations. However, in return, they are less manageable. If we are able to move with the same speed the racquet conditioned by its greater weight, all the advantages that they potentially offer disappear. The key will be to be able to maintain the speed and the amplitude of the SWING increasing the weight in the racket.
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BALANCE: The balance of a racket is determined by the weight distribution in the racket. If the equilibrium point has moved to the opposite end of the fist, the racquet is heavy on the head. We will find what we familiarly know as a big-headed racket. If we are able to maintain the speed and amplitude of the SWING this type of racket generates more power because there is more mass near the zone of impact; The presence of mass will also reduce the shock, transmitting less vibrations to the tennis player’s arm.
INERTIA: This concept is closely related to the weight and balance parameters. We can say that it is a compendium of both. A player may have difficulty distinguishing two rackets with an identical swing weight even though the weight is radically different. The behavior of the rackets with the same swingweight will be perceived in the hand of the tennis player in a very similar way.
AREA: The frame area is the striking surface. The rackets offer varied areas of frame that oscillate between the 585 cm2 and 780 cm2. The sweetspot surface of the beating is conditioned by the frame area. It follows that the rackets with a larger area also have a greater sweet spot and allow a greater number of errors. The rackets with a larger frame area have longer ropes that provide a softer beating since by mechanical traction they are able to stretch further. This also provides greater power in the beating. However, those players who appreciate a dry beating are reluctant to increase the frame area; Prefer rackets with smaller areas. In addition the frame area also affects the position of the sweetspot. In small-head rackets, the hit zone tends to be higher. It is important to find out where your sweet spot is and thus determine whether increasing the frame area will positively impact your playing mode or not. If we move the strings transversely from their rest zone, we will see some crevices in the strings on which they rest; The deeper the cracks are, the closer we will be to the sweet spot.
RIGIDITY: The rigidity or flexibility of a racquet will determine the power it is capable of providing. A very flexible racquet is less powerful since the frame tends to beat back at the instant of impact. Therefore, a stiffer racquet generates more power. Some players assume that power will take control of them. And so they choose more comfortable, more flexible rackets. The rigidity, in addition to power, confers directional control. From this it follows that the more rigid rackets will combine power and control. However, it is true that the rigidity is a parameter that will increase the vibrations that the racket transmits to the player’s arm.
LENGTH: The standard length of a racquet is 68.5 cm. This figure is obtained by measuring it from the base of the fist to the tip of the head. A longer racket length provides greater angular velocity at the impact site. This gives the ball greater power. Also, a longer racket provides more range, so that a player will cover more track surface and reach more balls with the same effort. The long rackets also grant the possibility of generating more effects on the ball. But a longer racket length also has its down side. We have spoken of greater power in the beating, but possibly that virtue penalizes our ability to control the ball. To this we will add that a longer racket is more difficult to move because the weight of the racket is further from the hand. If we are unable to print the same speed of swing, the head of the racket will travel more slowly and consequently, after the impact, the ball will slow down. Lower handling will also deplete capacity in the lift. The blows close to the body will, likewise, be more complicated to manage.
In TENGOTENIS we are aware that using a longer racket requires a period of adaptation. If you are able to satisfactorily settle that adjustment