Whether your family has decided to proceed with a new tennis court installation or perhaps your community plans to build one nearby, you’ll need some equipment before you can start playing.
There are not a lot of material requirements for tennis – one of the great perks of the sport. Even if you’re still a beginner, you probably know what they are. You’ll need a racket, some good tennis shoes, comfortable athletic clothing, and a few tennis balls. Choosing a good racket might be the most important piece, so here are some tips for selecting the right one.
If you’re new to tennis, some things you’ll need to consider when shopping for a racket are the sizes of your racket’s head, grip, and whether you’ll need an overgrip. It’s a good idea to visit a local sporting goods store where the experts in the shop will help you find suitable equipment.
Tennis rackets come in a few different sizes, and it’s recommended that beginners stick with larger head sizes. The larger heads are more forgiving and require less precision. The trade-off with a larger head on your racket is that you will lose some of the control and dexterity that come with smaller options. Eventually, you may want something more advanced.
It’s very important to ensure that you select the correct grip size for your dominant hand. The grip is the outer layer of the handle, and you’ll need one that is both comfortable and fits properly. If you’re between sizes, it’s best to choose a grip that’s slightly too small – you can always add an overgrip to increase the thickness if needed.