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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.

Racquet Pro- Tennis Racquet Rating Tool

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
Beam Width 24mm/25.5mm/22.5mm 22.5mm/22.5mm/22.5mm 23mm/26mm/23mm 23mm/26mm/23mm
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
Stiffness 66 67 69 69
Swing Weight 320 323 327 316
Colors Available Black, Red/Black Black/White Black/Optic Yellow Black/Blue
Recommended for Juniors Yes Yes Yes Yes
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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

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Explore Our Online Tennis Shop

Playing tennis isn’t just a pastime; it’s a lifestyle and an activity that brings excitement to a player’s life at all levels. Whether you’re just learning how to play the sport or competing in professional tournaments, you need equipment that can keep up with you on the court. This is where our collection of performance tennis gear can make all the difference. Do It Tennis is a tennis shop committed to your success in the sport. We’re an online tennis shop run by tennis players, for tennis players, so we know exactly what equipment can take your game to the next level. We offer the best selection and prices on performance tennis gear and accessories. We also have a wide range of pickleball and padel equipment for those interested in those two racquet sports. Browse our online tennis shop today to find the perfect combination of products for your athletic needs.

Tennis Racquets

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 Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev, Coco Gauff, and Bianca Andreescu; Wilson tennis racquets, used by Aryna Sabalenka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ons Jabeur, Alex DeMinaur, Elina Svitolina, Grigor Dimitrov, and many more; Yonex tennis racquets, used by Elena Rybakina, Naomi Osaka, Ben Shelton, Casper Ruud, Jessica Pegula, and Frances Tiafoe ; and Tecnifibre Tennis Racquets, used by Daniil Medvedev and the world’s number one, Iga Swiatek.

For help discovering which tennis racquet is right for your style of play, check out our tennis racquet F.A.Q. page.

Tennis Shoes

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.

We also offer an extensive collection of shoes for pickleball, and shoes for padel.

Court Equipment

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 nets and posts, as well as 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 want to save money in the long run, you can keep your racquet performing longer and save money with your very own tennis stringing machine.

Building it yourself? Then see our tennis court installation page for more information.

Tennis Bags

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 Rafa, Pure, Evo, and Club Babolat tennis bags; Coco, Pro, Tour, Gravity, Extreme, and Radical, Head tennis bags, the Rackpack and All Vision Tecnifibre tennis bags, Pro and Team Yonex tennis bags; and the Tour, Team, Roland-Garros, US Open, 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, Cortiglia, 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 of up to 20%. You can see our selection and prices in our team section.

For those who 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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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.

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