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The 8 Best Tennis Rackets – Guide

The success of a tennis player stands and falls with the choice of the right tennis racket.

Find out how to choose the right size, the right weight and the right material in our checklist. You can find a selection of great tennis rackets in our product recommendations.

Tennis racket checklist

Materials
  • A frame made of carbon or graphite is high quality, one made of aluminum is considered inferior.
  • Strings made of nylon or polyester with lower elasticity for beginners, of natural gut or multifilament for advanced and professional players.
Weight
  • Options: ultralight with < 240 g, light with 241 to 280 g, medium with 281 to 300 g, heavy with > 301 g.
  • Light tennis rackets for beginners, heavier models for advanced and professional players.
  • Theheavier the racket, the more power you can put into your strokes. But as the weight increases, control becomes more difficult.
Length
  • Spectrum: short (children’s racket) over standard with mostly 686 mm to overlong with maximum 737 mm
  • Ideal length depends on the one hand on the individual stature and on the other hand on personal preferences.
  • The taller and stronger the player, the longer the racket should be.
  • Standard length for better maneuvering and more control.
  • Oversize length for greater hitting power.
Handle
  • Spectrum in grip thickness: L1 with 4 1/8 inch to L7 with 4 7/8 inch.
  • Rule of thumb: Hand completely encloses the grip – with a small distance between fingertip and ball of the hand (approx. 1 cm).
  • If in doubt, buy one size smaller, if necessary use grip bands.
Head Size / Face
  • Options: Midsize with < 600 cm², Midplus with 601 to 689 cm², Oversize with 690 to 739 cm², Super Oversize with > 740 cm².
  • The larger the head or clubface, the larger the sweet spot, i.e. the area in which you should ideally hit the ball.
  • The smaller the head or face, the more control you have.
Balance
  • Variants: grip-heavy with > 340 mm, balanced with 340 to 350 mm, head-heavy with < 350 mm (specification refers to where the balance point is measured from the grip).
  • With handle-heavy tennis rackets, the center of gravity is closer to the body, which relieves the joints in the arm and shoulder and gives you more control.
  • Head-heavy tennis rackets have more power and therefore make playing less energy-intensive.
Frame Height
  • Range: thick with 25 to 30 mm to thin with 17 to 24 mm.
  • Thick for a lot of power with little effort. For beginners.
  • Thin for better racket control. For professionals.
Frame Hardness
  • Scale: very flexible (0 RA) to very stiff (100 RA).
  • Most of the rackets have a frame hardness between 50 and 70 RA.
  • Flexible with < 70 RA for better stroke control – compensate for poorer ball acceleration with your own stroke power. Ideal for intermediate and advanced players.
  • Stiff with > 70 RA for optimized ball acceleration with less force. Recommended for beginners.
Stringing
  • Versions: open with 16 x 19 (16 main and 19 cross strings) to tight with 18 x 20 (18 main and 20 cross strings)
  • Open string pattern for a high tee-off speed.
  • Tightstring pattern for better ball control at a slower speed – the latter you have to compensate with powerful strokes.
Summary: beginner, advanced or professional
  • Beginner: lighter racket, large hitting area – forgiving, demands a less power-intensive game.
  • Advanced: narrower frame, balanced – more power and control.
  • Pro: small hitting area, grip-heavy – control and precision.

Here you can find the top 8 most popular tennis rackets.

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The Best Sellers Of Tennis Rackets

We have compiled the most popular tennis rackets.

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1 Wilson Tour Slam Lite Adult Recreational Tennis Racket - Grip Size 3 - 4 3/8', Blue/Black Wilson Tour Slam Lite Adult Recreational Tennis Racket - Grip Size 3 - 4 3/8", Blue/Black
2 Layway Tennis Rackets 2 Players Recreational for Beginners ,Pre-Strung 27 Inch Light Adult Racquet Set for Women Men with Tennis Balls,Overgrips and Carry Bag (Blue) Layway Tennis Rackets 2 Players Recreational for Beginners ,Pre-Strung 27 Inch Light Adult Racquet...
3 HEAD Ti. Conquest Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Head Light Balance 27 Inch Racquet - 4 1/4 in Grip HEAD Ti. Conquest Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Head Light Balance 27 Inch Racquet - 4 1/4 in Grip
4 HIRALIY Adult Recreational 2 Players Tennis Rackets ,27 Inch Super Lightweight Tennis Racquets for Student Training Tennis and Beginners, Tennis Racket Set for Outdoor Games HIRALIY Adult Recreational 2 Players Tennis Rackets ,27 Inch Super Lightweight Tennis Racquets for...
5 HEAD Speed Kids Tennis Racquet - Beginners Pre-Strung Head Light Balance Jr Racket , Frustration Free Packaging - 25 Inch, Blue HEAD Speed Kids Tennis Racquet - Beginners Pre-Strung Head Light Balance Jr Racket , Frustration...
6 Pro Tennis Racket for Adults, 2 Player 27 inch Speed Tennis Racquet Acceptable for Beginner and Professional with 3 Tennis Balls, 2 Vibration Dampes, 2 Overgrips, Tennis Bag (Pink-Blue) Pro Tennis Racket for Adults, 2 Player 27 inch Speed Tennis Racquet Acceptable for Beginner and...
7 Teloon Recreational Adult Tennis Rackets-27 inch Tennis Racquet for Men and Women College Students Beginner Tennis Racket. (V4-White and Blue) Teloon Recreational Adult Tennis Rackets-27 inch Tennis Racquet for Men and Women College Students...
8 HEAD Tour Pro Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Light Balance 27 Inch Racquet - 4 3/8 in Grip, Yellow HEAD Tour Pro Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Light Balance 27 Inch Racquet - 4 3/8 in Grip, Yellow
9 Senston Tennis Rackets for Adults 27 inch Tennis Racquets - 2 Player Tennis Set with 3 Balls,2 Grips, 2 Vibration Dampers Senston Tennis Rackets for Adults 27 inch Tennis Racquets - 2 Player Tennis Set with 3 Balls,2...
10 OPPUM 27 inch Pro Tennis Racket for Adults Student Women and Men Rackets Training Tennis Racquet,Super Lightweight Easy Control Racket with Carry Bag (JILE-2pcs(Yellow+Red)) OPPUM 27 inch Pro Tennis Racket for Adults Student Women and Men Rackets Training Tennis...
11 Tennis Racket 27 inch Tennis Racquet 2 Pack for Adults Student Women and Men Beginner OPPUM Professional Training Tennis Rackets Racquets Tennis Overgrip, Carry Bag Tennis Racket 27 inch Tennis Racquet 2 Pack for Adults Student Women and Men Beginner OPPUM...
12 HEAD Metallix Attitude Elite Blue Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Adult Tennis Racquet Lightweight - Midplus Headsize for Blend of Power and Control HEAD Metallix Attitude Elite Blue Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Adult Tennis Racquet Lightweight -...
13 WOED BATENS Adult 2 Player Tennis Racket Perfect for Beginner and Professional Players, 27” Speed Tennis Racquet Include 2 Overgrips, Tennis Bag, 2 Vibration Dampes, 2 Covers WOED BATENS Adult 2 Player Tennis Racket Perfect for Beginner and Professional Players, 27” Speed...
14 Teloon Tennis Rackets for Adults 2 pcs Recreational -27 inch Tennis Racquet for Men and Women College Students Beginner Tennis Racket.… (BLADE-V9-V10) Teloon Tennis Rackets for Adults 2 pcs Recreational -27 inch Tennis Racquet for Men and Women...
15 Fostoy Adult Recreational Tennis Racket, 27 inch Tennis Racquet with Carry Bag, Professional Tennis Racket, Good Control Grip, Vibration Damper (Blue) Fostoy Adult Recreational Tennis Racket, 27 inch Tennis Racquet with Carry Bag, Professional Tennis...
16 HEAD Tour Pro Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Head Light Balance 27 Inch Racquet - 4 3/8 In Grip, Yellow HEAD Tour Pro Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Head Light Balance 27 Inch Racquet - 4 3/8 In Grip, Yellow
17 HEAD Ti S6 Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Head Heavy Balance 27.75 Inch Adult Racquet - 4 3/8 In Grip HEAD Ti S6 Tennis Racket - Pre-Strung Head Heavy Balance 27.75 Inch Adult Racquet - 4 3/8 In Grip
18 Wilson US Open 25 Junior/Youth Recreational Tennis Racket Wilson US Open 25 Junior/Youth Recreational Tennis Racket
19 Aikang 27 inch Tennis Racket Professional Tennis Racquet,Good Control Grip,Strung with Cover,Tennis Overgrip, Vibration Damper (White Pink) Aikang 27 inch Tennis Racket Professional Tennis Racquet,Good Control Grip,Strung with Cover,Tennis...
20 ALIEN PROS Tennis Racket Grip Tape (6 Grips) - Precut and Dry Feel Tennis Grip - Tennis Overgrip Grip Tape Tennis Racket - Wrap Your Racquet for High Performance (6 Grips, Black) ALIEN PROS Tennis Racket Grip Tape (6 Grips) - Precut and Dry Feel Tennis Grip - Tennis Overgrip...

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Current Offers For Tennis Rackets

Here you can find a selection of current offers for tennis rackets.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Wilson Tour Slam Lite Adult Recreational Tennis Racket - Grip Size 3 - 4 3/8', Blue/Black
Wilson Tour Slam Lite Adult Recreational Tennis Racket - Grip Size 3 - 4 3/8", Blue/Black
Wilson Tour Slam Lite Adult Recreational Tennis Racket - Grip Size 3 - 4 3/8", Blue/Black; V-Matrix Technology creates larger sweet spot for increased power
$44.99 −32%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
Wilson US Open 25 Junior/Youth Recreational Tennis Racket
Wilson US Open 25 Junior/Youth Recreational Tennis Racket
Wilson US Open 25 Junior/Youth Recreational Tennis Racket; Lightweight power for easy swinging
$23.00 −11%

FAQ About Tennis Rackets

Who invented tennis?
Tennis was invented by monks as early as the 13th century. This happened in the north of France and spread from there worldwide.

How do you count in tennis?
The way of counting in tennis is quite simple. Each player gets one point per win in the set. A set is won by 7 points if there is a point difference of at least 2. If the difference is less, the game is played until the 2 difference points are reached.

Tennis from when?
Playing tennis is suitable from about 5 years of age. Some clubs offer tennis training even earlier, but before that the sense of balance is usually not yet sufficiently developed.

Tennis rackets – what size?
Tennis rackets are available in midsize, oversize and super oversize sizes. You can find out which size best suits your playing style by trying out all sizes and then deciding on one size. Children should always play with tennis rackets made especially for children, as they are lighter and smaller.

Junior tennis rackets – what size?
Children’s tennis rackets should grow with the child. From about 14 years, you can switch to a racket for adults.

How do I find the right tennis racket?
You can find out which tennis racket is best for you by trying out several rackets. You can find a good selection in our product recommendations.

Tennis racket stringing – how many kg?
Tennis rackets are strung with a tensile force of 20 to 30 kg. A higher weight will cause the strings to break.

Tennis rackets – which grip strength?
To find the right grip strength, take a tennis racket in the forehand grip and pay attention to the distance between the tip of the middle finger and the palm. If this distance is about 1 cm, you have the right grip strength.

What does it cost to string a tennis racket?
A stringing costs, depending on the sports store, about 10 euros

Tennis rackets – which stringing hardness?
The stringing hardness for common tennis rackets is between 20 and 30 kilos.

Which head size for tennis rackets?
Every tennis player has to find out the head size individually for himself. Some players prefer comparatively small heads, others prefer large heads.

What does balance mean for a tennis racket?
Balance in tennis means finding the right balance point, i.e. keeping the tennis racket in equilibrium. If the center of gravity is below the balance point, the tennis racket is grip-heavy; if the center of gravity is above the balance point, it is head-heavy.

When to change the tennis racket?
If a tennis racket loses performance due to too many signs of use, it is time to change the tennis racket. Often it is enough to restring the racket.

When to buy an adult tennis racket?
An adult tennis racket can be used from about 14 years of age, depending on the child’s stature.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.