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Choosing the right tennis racket for beginners can be a daunting proposition. With a variety of sizes, styles, and technologies available, it’s important to know actually what might make a difference for your style of play. Here we have put together a few simple tips and recommendations of rackets that could do just the job for you to get you started when picking out a beginner’s tennis racket.

1. Understanding a grip size. Choosing a racket with the right grip size for your hand is key for comfortable and effective play. A grip size that is too large will cause pain and hand strain, while one that’s too small can prevent you from hitting the ball with power and accuracy. To work out the best size for you, simply measure your palm Grab a ruler or measuring tape and line it up vertically with your ring finger so that the bottom of the ruler lines up with the top horizontal line in your palm and measure to the tip of your ring finger. 

You should find that the measurement falls somewhere between 4 inches and 4 3/4 inches. This method is perfect if you’re ordering online and you don’t have access to test out multiple grip sizes in person. However, when you order online and you’re between sizes, we would encourage you to go with the smaller size as it’s much easier to increase the size of a grip than decrease it.

2. Consider your strength and playing style. Heavy rackets offer more mass and can be used to generate more power and spin with each stroke. Lightweight rackets are better suited for players looking for increased flexibility have a look at our Yonex VCore 100. Be sure to consider your own strength and playing style when selecting a racket.

  1. Choose a racket with an appropriate head size. Beginners should look for rackets featuring medium head sizes of 105-115 square inches. Larger heads offer more power and a larger sweet spot, while smaller heads offer more precision and control. 

4. Pick a racket that compliments your game. It’s important to find a tennis racket that will fit your needs and playing style. Are you a baseline player or a net player? Are you looking for increased power and spin or more control? Knowing the answers to these types of questions will help you determine which racket type is best for you. If you are unsure drop us an email and we will gladly answer all the questions you have.

5. Know your budget. Tennis rackets vary widely in price and quality, so it’s important to consider a budget before making your purchase, Yonex Ezone100 which is a fantastic mid-range racket. Keep in mind that higher priced models may offer features such as improved balance, increased power or spin, and increased durability, but at this stage in your tennis journey the extra cost is probably not going to improve your game, save the budget for when you have played more tennis.

So, in summary, when it comes to selecting the right tennis racket, it’s important to consider your grip size, playing style, head size, and budget. With this knowledge you will find a tennis racket that is the perfect fit our Yonex range will definitely have what you are looking for and will help you to enjoy playing the game of tennis. You wont be a beginner for long!