Babolat Tennis Racquets Can Help Juniors Play Like The Pros
Babolat racquets are in top demand by tennis pros such as Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Nadia Petrova, and Sara Errani. Babolat junior racquets are built with the same technology and high-performance materials as the adult Babolat tennis racquets, so they can help juniors at any age, size, and playing level perform at the top of their game.
How To Select the Best Tennis Racquet For Juniors
For any junior starting out, it's important that he or she learns the game of tennis with the proper fitting tennis racquet. Here are key takeaways when selecting the best Babolat junior tennis racquet for your young player.
• The most important feature of a good junior tennis racquet is the correct frame length.
• The ideal tennis racquet for a junior has a direct relation to the child's height.
• A tennis racquet has the ideal length if the racquet reaches down to the junior's ankle when hanging from the hand, but doesn't touch the ground.
The Best Racquet Fit
As a general rule, a junior should use as long a racquet as they can handle—this will encourage smooth strokes that teach good weight transfer and build arm muscles. Smaller racquets encourage excessive wrist and elbow action, which has an adverse effect on learning good strokes, and proper muscle development.
Racquet Length Age Chart
Use the following chart for recommended racquet length based on age, and adjust accordingly when necessary.
Age and Recommended Racquet Length
• 0-4: 19”
• 4-5: 21”
• 6-7: 23”
• 8-10: 25”
• 10-12: 26”
• 12 and older: Adult size (27”-32”)
Racquet weights vary, even for junior players. If a junior can't decide between two sizes of Babolat junior racquets, here's an exercise that can help. Have them hold the racquet behind their back, so that the racquet tip touches their lower back and their elbow is in the air. Have them raise the racquet overhead slowly, as if they were serving. If this movement is uncomfortable, the racquet is likely too heavy.
Here at Do It Tennis, we've got Babolat junior racquets, Babolat junior tennis shoes, Babolat youth tennis bags, and much more. For more information on any of these products, call us at (866) 900-3648. One of our friendly and knowledgeable team members can answer your questions, and help you find the perfect equipment for the junior tennis player in your life.