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How to Buy a Tennis Racquet

Traditional Length or Extra Long?

It wasn’t too many years ago that every racquet was 27 inches long. Now, adult racquets come in lengths of up to 28 inches (extra long).

Everything else being equal, extra-long frames are more powerful than 27-inch models because the contact point is farther away from your body which allows you to generate greater momentum on your swing.

The downside is that an extra-long racquet may not be as maneuverable as a standard length frame, so while you have more power, you may sacrifice some control.

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