Tennis Racquet Buying Guide
Evaluating Tennis Racquets
Choosing a Tennis Racquet.
Many players have a difficult time choosing a suitable tennis racquet. The answer is not simple since, the wide selection of racquets available today is more sophisticated and complex than ever. Designers vary specifications in the racquet's balance, thickness, construction materials, head shape and size, affecting the balance of power vs. control, comfort vs. feel, and weight and flexibility vs. strength and stability.
Selecting a tennis racquet comes down to knowing your play-level and then eliminating the racquets that don't fit the bill. Using the best tennis racquet suited for your skill level and playing style maximizes enjoyment and increases game consistency and confidence. Given the importance, it is no wonder that choosing a tennis racquet in a systematic, methodical manner has gained importance among beginners and pros alike.
Tennis Racquet Rating, Ranking and Comparison.
Players shopping for a new racquet prefer a simple tennis racquet rating system to aid their search. Such a system includes a tennis racquet comparison with a ranking methodology that leads to the best tennis racquet for individual players. Keep in mind, there is no universal rating or comparison system. However, Do It Tennis has created one of the most advanced and scientific systems for matching you with the right equipment. We consider the technical specifications and attributes used by manufacturers (Head Tennis, Wilson Tennis, Babolat Tennis, Prince Tennis, etc.) and years of industry experience from tennis experts to help you choose the tennis racquet that best fits your game. A racquet's technical qualities interact to lend a unique feel and playability. Some manufacturers, like Völkl Tennis, do a nice job of breaking its product line down along concepts like power and control, but these companies cannot offer players an unbiased system of rating tennis racquets from different brands.
Using the Racquet PRO, Do It Tennis compares all tennis racquets with what YOU need, so you have the right tools to make an educated purchase. Try it now and see if the racquet you're using is the right racquet for your style of play.
Finding the Best Tennis Racquet for Your Game.
The Do It Tennis method of tennis racquet rating is based on the needs of the individual, rather than an arrangement of technical specifications. The Racquet PRO helps the player by asking him questions about his game and then, based on the answers, eliminating racquets that don't match.
Players can then choose a tennis racquet from this small sample through the Do It Tennis Demo Program. For the cost of shipping, the player can try out a few tennis racquets to “test the waters.” From there, players can devise their personal tennis racquet ranking and choose the best racquet to match their style and level of play.
Compare Top-Selling Tennis Racquets.
If you're buying a racquet for someone else and are unsure of their level of play, consider the following top selling tennis racquets.
|Prince Textreme Warrior 100 Racquet||HEAD Graphene XT Speed Pro Racquet||Babolat Pure Aero Tennis Racquet||Wilson Ultra 100 Tennis Racquet|
|Head Size||100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.||100 sq in||100 sq. in.||100 sq in.|
|Length||27in / 68 cm||27 in||27in||27 in.|
|Strung Weight||11.14oz / 315g||11.7 oz||11.3oz||11.1 oz.|
|Balance||6 pts Head Light||7 pts Head Light||4 pts Head Heavy||7 pts Head Light|
|Composition||Graphite/Textreme||Graphene XT/Graphite||100 % Graphite||Carbon Fiber|
|String Pattern||16 Mains x 18 Crosses||18 Mains x 20 Crosses||16 Mains x 19 Crosses||16 Mains x 19 Crosses|
|Grip Type||Resi Pro||HydroSorb||Syntec Pro||Wilson Sublime|
|String Tension||50-60 pounds||48-57 pounds||50-59 pounds||50-60 pounds|
|Colors Available||Black, Red/Black||Black/White||Black/Optic Yellow||Black/Blue|
|Recommended for Juniors||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Share Your Feedback||Share Your Feedback||Share Your Feedback||Share Your Feedback|
Making Your Choice.
In the end, how you choose your tennis racquet comes down to how much you like the racquet you've tried and your budget. While your tennis pro may have his idea of how well suited a particular racquet is to your game, the decision depends on your skill set and how much the racquet hinders or enhances your game. A racquet should help compensate for weaknesses but not exaggerate them. It should also provide more control or power, but not detract from the things you do well on the court.
Follow the pros and find the most appropriate tennis racquet, use it consistently while focusing on game improvement. If you would like to discuss your options with one of our Racquet Pros, don't hesitate to call us Toll Free at (866) 900-3648
Shop Do It Tennis for All Your Pro Performance Tennis Gear
Shop our huge selection of the Best Performance Tennis Racquets on the market featuring all the best-selling frames from all the top brands! Check out the most current technology in Babolat tennis racquets used by Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, and Leylah Fernandez; Head tennis racquets, used by Novak Djokovis, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev, Coco Guaff, and Bianca Andreescu; Wilson tennis racquets, used by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric, and Madison Keys; Yonex tennis racquets, used by Stan Wawrinka, Casper Ruud, Nick Kyrgios, and Jessica Pegula; and Tecnifibre Tennis Racquets, used by Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek.
For help discovering which tennis racquet is right for your style of play, check out our tennis racquet F.A.Q. page.
Take the wear and tear off of your knees and hips with a brand-new pair of tennis shoes designed for the high-impact nature of tennis. Don’t take just any pair of tennis shoes out on the court. Treat your feet right with tennis shoes made for your style of play. Get the latest technology for injury prevention with a Michelin outsole found in Babolat tennis shoes, the Ortholite Sock Liner found in K-Swiss tennis shoes, the DynaFit Upper found in Asics tennis shoes, the Adaptive lacing system on Adidas tennis shoes, and the Quicklace system specifically designed for Wilson junior shoes.
Do It Tennis carries the industry's largest selection of tennis, pickleball, and padel court equipment. Keeping your court in good condition, all year long, is easy when everything you need is at your fingertips. We sell tennis and pickleball court equipment packages; har-Tru, Edwards, and Douglas tennis netss and posts; Bakko and Rally Master backboards for individual training be sure to check out our selection of Lobster, Sports Tutor, and Playmate tennis ball machines. The Playmate tennis ball mower makes cleanup time a breeze. If you are a professional or hoping to play professionally, you can keep your racquet performing longer with your very own tennis stringing machine.
Building it yourself? Then see our tennis court installation page for more information.
Keep it all with you whenever and wherever you need it. Order your new pro bag, 6-pack or tournament bag today! Check out all the latest Pure, Team and Club Babolat tennis bags; Radical, Djokovic and Gravity Head tennis bags, the Rackpack and All Vision Tecnifibre tennis bags, Pro and Team Yonex tennis bags; and the Federer and Advantage Wilson tennis bags.
We also have a large selection of cute tennis bags for women who love to arrive at the court in style. Fashion meets function in these designer tennis bags from cinda b, Ame & Lulu, Nice Aces and SportsChic.
A Large Selection of Tennis Apparel
It's not just about tennis racquets...
At Do It Tennis, our focus is to help you get the most out of your purchases so that you look and perform your best on the court. We offer a wide array of performance tennis apparel at great prices. The apparel brands we carry offer cutting edge technologies that are designed to provide a dynamic fit, all around protection and superior ventilation. Our women's tennis apparel collection includes women's tennis skirts, tennis shorts, shorties & tights, polos, dresses, tanks and warm-ups. Our men's tennis apparel collection includes tennis polos, tennis shorts, t-shirts, crew neck's, warm-up's and jackets. If you are looking for team tennis uniforms, we offer discounts up to 20%. You can see our selection and prices in our team section.
For those that are looking for a deals on last season’s tennis apparel, check out our Clearance Sale Section with plenty of discounts on apparel items.
Read our Tennis Blog
Product reviews, tennis how tos, and tournament news
Long gone are the days of walking into your local Pro Shop and discussing each product with the owner. At Do It Tennis our commitment to our customers doesn't stop at checkout. Get the most out of your online shopping experience by visiting our tennis blog for up-to-date information on the latest products written by our team of tennis players who want you to get the right product for you budget, your game and your playing style.
Also found on our blog is a complete list of product videos. Images on the web often lack depth and perception, so our team of professionals endures the lights and camera to explore each product with you, describing the technology, advantages and/or disadvantages as they apply.
We always encourage our customers to participate, leave comments and provide suggestions on our blog, or visit our social media pages to join others in the tennis conversation.
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Get great deals and offers on all the best tennis gear
We know that there are many places online to purchase your tennis gear. What makes Do It Tennis stand out from the rest, other than our stellar customer service and our commitment to knowledge is our constantly rotating promotions and offers.
From free shipping to free tennis bags, and 20% off to BOGO, this is your place to see what deals are running right now, what products on sale site-wide and what products have just been released.