How to Buy a Tennis Racquet
Head Heavy or Head Light?
A racquet's balance is either head heavy, head light, or even. To
check a frame's balance, measure it lengthwise and balance it at
its exact center. If the head dips down, the racquet is head heavy.
If the handle dips down, it's head light.
Head-heavy racquets give you more power on ground strokes
but are less maneuverable, which can be a problem at the net.
Players who like to rally from the baseline tend to prefer head-heavy
Head-light racquets are easier to maneuver at the net, but they
won’t deliver the power of head-heavy frames when you hit
from the baseline. Serve-and-volleyers, all-court players, and
advanced players who take full swings generally like head-light
Evenly balanced frames offer a blend of power from the
baseline and maneuverability at the net. They usually appeal to
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