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The best rackets for men

This is the typical question asked by beginners, intermediate and advanced players due to the fact that there are so many brands and models. And the answer depends a lot on what kind of player you are and what you want your racket to help you with. To know which racket to buy, you should look at things like which side you like to play on, how you behave on the court and of course, how much money you want to spend. To start with, it is important to know that the rackets that give power are the diamond rackets. The blades that give us more control are the round ones. And lastly, the teardrop or pear blades are the most versatile.

The best rackets for women

The only difference between the racquets designed for women and for men is only the weight, about 5 grams less, and the rubbers are a little softer. But in the end there is little difference from the men’s racquets as we have the same shapes, reliefs, balances, sweet spots, etc. In my opinion, differentiating between men’s and women’s racquets is nothing more than a commercial strategy. In fact, many brands don’t have this difference and many of the other brands have the difference is that they are carried by the girls in their team, like Ari’s head which is a perfect racquet for any male or female player. As always, we need to see what type of player you are to choose your shape, ball feel and of course we have to look at the racquet to suit us and not the other way around. Keep in mind that many racquets that are “painted” with colours more aimed at girls, end up being unisex, and are suitable for both girls and boys. As always, we need to see what kind of player you are to choose your shape, ball feel and of course we have to see that the racket adapts to us and not the other way around. Keep in mind that many bats that are “painted” with colours aimed at girls, end up being unisex, and are suitable for both girls and boys.

What to take into account when buying Round Paddles?

Round rackets are the most common rackets and the most recommended for beginners, but this does not mean that more experienced players should not play with round rackets. These racquets are the ones that give more ball control to the game, that is why they are recommended for inexperienced players, but this does not mean that an expert or professional player prefers to have good ball control instead of a lot of power. This is the only reason why you should choose to buy a diamond-shaped racket. And it’s not a bad reason, because despite the fact that these rackets tend to penalise quite a lot at the back of the court, when going up to the net the attacking shots of these rackets are usually very difficult to return. The extra effort we make in defence is compensated in more effectiveness in attack. When we see that our opponent brings one of these cannons, we can prepare ourselves for a tough match. The teardrop-shaped rackets are very much aimed at players who want to focus their game on attack, as they are not cannons like the diamonds but they have a very respectable power. On the other hand, they are racquets that serve low and deep balls very reliably, as they have quite wide sweet spots and slightly high balances. In addition the materials that are used lately make them very feared rackets from the bottom and from the net.

What to consider when buying diamond racquets?

Diamond-shaped rackets are designed for players who like to play a more powerful and aggressive game. They are much more difficult to use, so before deciding to buy a racket with this morphology you should consider whether your level of play is sufficiently advanced, because losing matches because our opponents are better, makes us learn. But losing matches because our balls go against the wall or into the net is frustrating.

High Balance:

This is the first and most important feature of these rackets. Since this characteristic makes the diamond-shaped rackets lose in all other aspects. Diamond shaped racquets are very big-headed racquets and distribute most of the weight in the tip of the racquet. This makes the leverage formed when hitting the ball more powerful, as the point of impact is further away from our hand. This is great for a person who is physically prepared and experienced. Since it weighs more at the tip, after several hours of play we can have problems in the forearms, and also to have such a high balance, the feeling in the punch is very separate from our grip and it is more complicated to hit ground balls or fast balls at the net..

Small Sweet spot:

The sweet spots of these rackets are usually smaller and are slightly shifted towards the tip of the racket. This makes them more difficult to adapt to, as beginners tend to hit the ball closer to the centre of the racket. When buying a racket with these characteristics, it is a good idea to test the sweet spot of the racket.

High power:

This is the only reason why you should choose to buy a diamond-shaped racket. And it’s not a bad reason, because despite the fact that these rackets tend to penalise quite a lot at the back of the court, when going up to the net the attacking shots of these rackets are usually very difficult to return. The extra effort we make in defence is compensated in more effectiveness in attack. When we see that our opponent brings one of these cannons, we can prepare ourselves for a tough match. But this is also the reason why this type of shape is chosen by many high level players or professionals. Since it turns them into real walls when executing very fast ball shots returning them in an optimal way, and of course reducing the problems that can create the hours and hours that these players spend gripping a paddle.

What to consider when buying Teardrop rackets?

This is the most versatile type of racket available. They are a sort of mix between diamond and round rackets. They have a teardrop shape, widening at the head and tapering at the handle. This forms a racket shape that is very like a pear. By distributing the material of the racket more at the tip than at the bottom, the balance of the racket is increased even when using the same resources and weights. And so, when it comes to buying a racket, we find ourselves with a range of rackets that give us quite good control, although not as good as round rackets, but also very acceptable power. In 2020, they have been the most popular blades due to their great versatility.

Medium Balanced:

As we have already explained, the idea is to place more of the mass of the racket in the tip than in the middle part, so that the balance is placed a little further away from our hand when gripping the grip, and we have more leverage when hitting the ball. This creates less feel, but still gives us a secure enough feel to hit a fast ball and place it where and how we intend to hit it.

Medium sweet spot:

If we are thinking of buying a teardrop-shaped racket, we have to check the sweet spot very carefully as there is a wide range of these racquets. It depends a lot on the frames mounted by the brand we are testing, and also the brands tend to play a lot with the materials to increase this sweet spot without entering into large deformities in strong blows, even placing air chambers.

Comfort and high performance:

The teardrop-shaped rackets are very much aimed at players who want to focus their game on attack, as they are not cannons like the diamonds but they have a very respectable power. On the other hand, they are racquets that serve low and deep balls very reliably, as they have quite wide sweet spots and slightly high balances. In addition the materials that are used lately make them very feared rackets from the bottom and from the net.

What to consider when buying diamond racquets?

Diamond-shaped rackets are designed for players who like to play a more powerful and aggressive game. They are much more difficult to use, so before deciding to buy a racket with this morphology you should consider whether your level of play is sufficiently advanced, because losing matches because our opponents are better, makes us learn. But losing matches because our balls go against the wall or into the net is frustrating.

High Balance:

This is the first and most important feature of these rackets. Since this characteristic makes the diamond-shaped rackets lose in all other aspects. Diamond shaped racquets are very big-headed racquets and distribute most of the weight in the tip of the racquet. This makes the leverage formed when hitting the ball more powerful, as the point of impact is further away from our hand. This is great for a person who is physically prepared and experienced. Since it weighs more at the tip, after several hours of play we can have problems in the forearms, and also to have such a high balance, the feeling in the punch is very separate from our grip and it is more complicated to hit ground balls or fast balls at the net..

Small Sweet spot:

The sweet spots of these rackets are usually smaller and are slightly shifted towards the tip of the racket. This makes them more difficult to adapt to, as beginners tend to hit the ball closer to the centre of the racket. When buying a racket with these characteristics, it is a good idea to test the sweet spot of the racket.

High power:

This is the only reason why you should choose to buy a diamond-shaped racket. And it’s not a bad reason, because despite the fact that these rackets tend to penalise quite a lot at the back of the court, when going up to the net the attacking shots of these rackets are usually very difficult to return. The extra effort we make in defence is compensated in more effectiveness in attack. When we see that our opponent brings one of these cannons, we can prepare ourselves for a tough match. As the name suggests, they have a round frame. And therefore the face of the racket is also round, which gives the racket the following characteristics:

Low Balance:

Round blades have the weight distributed in such a way that the balance is closer to the handle of the blade. This gives you more control when hitting the ball as you don’t have to calculate the difference between your hand and the point of impact of the ball. For a person, it is easiest to hit a moving object with the hand. It should also be noted that this reduces the number of injuries by providing a more natural stroke.

Big Sweet Spot:

The sweet spot is a very important element when choosing a racket. This point is the optimal place of the racket to hit the ball and for it to come out in the conditions for which the racket is made. This does not mean that if we hit the ball with another part of the racket, it will not come out. But it will come out slower than expected, in a different direction or even if the ball comes out fast, it can turn the racket and the returned ball will come out backwards instead of forwards, this is what we call penalisation of the racket.

Security and comfort:

Indeed, the combination of the above makes these bats easier to handle. A low balance makes them more comfortable to swing and with the passing of hours of training or matches, the player’s arm feels less loaded. This, together with the large sweet spot, means that when you choose a rounded racket you can hit the ball easily and you can also hit the ball with more of the surface of the racket, making it go where you had intended. This is also the reason why we recommend the round shape for players who are just starting to play. Firstly because they will start to have some feeling of hitting the ball in motion, then they will not have the frustration of the ball not going where they had intended or even against the net or the wall and finally, not having the habit or training, and holding a racket for hours, it will load the forearm or even produce epicondylitis (tennis elbow). But this is also the reason why this type of shape is chosen by many high level players or professionals. Since it turns them into real walls when executing very fast ball shots returning them in an optimal way, and of course reducing the problems that can create the hours and hours that these players spend gripping a paddle.

What to consider when buying Teardrop rackets?

This is the most versatile type of racket available. They are a sort of mix between diamond and round rackets. They have a teardrop shape, widening at the head and tapering at the handle. This forms a racket shape that is very like a pear. By distributing the material of the racket more at the tip than at the bottom, the balance of the racket is increased even when using the same resources and weights. And so, when it comes to buying a racket, we find ourselves with a range of rackets that give us quite good control, although not as good as round rackets, but also very acceptable power. In 2020, they have been the most popular blades due to their great versatility.

Medium Balanced:

As we have already explained, the idea is to place more of the mass of the racket in the tip than in the middle part, so that the balance is placed a little further away from our hand when gripping the grip, and we have more leverage when hitting the ball. This creates less feel, but still gives us a secure enough feel to hit a fast ball and place it where and how we intend to hit it.

Medium sweet spot:

If we are thinking of buying a teardrop-shaped racket, we have to check the sweet spot very carefully as there is a wide range of these racquets. It depends a lot on the frames mounted by the brand we are testing, and also the brands tend to play a lot with the materials to increase this sweet spot without entering into large deformities in strong blows, even placing air chambers.

Comfort and high performance:

The teardrop-shaped rackets are very much aimed at players who want to focus their game on attack, as they are not cannons like the diamonds but they have a very respectable power. On the other hand, they are racquets that serve low and deep balls very reliably, as they have quite wide sweet spots and slightly high balances. In addition the materials that are used lately make them very feared rackets from the bottom and from the net.

What to consider when buying diamond racquets?

Diamond-shaped rackets are designed for players who like to play a more powerful and aggressive game. They are much more difficult to use, so before deciding to buy a racket with this morphology you should consider whether your level of play is sufficiently advanced, because losing matches because our opponents are better, makes us learn. But losing matches because our balls go against the wall or into the net is frustrating.

High Balance:

This is the first and most important feature of these rackets. Since this characteristic makes the diamond-shaped rackets lose in all other aspects. Diamond shaped racquets are very big-headed racquets and distribute most of the weight in the tip of the racquet. This makes the leverage formed when hitting the ball more powerful, as the point of impact is further away from our hand. This is great for a person who is physically prepared and experienced. Since it weighs more at the tip, after several hours of play we can have problems in the forearms, and also to have such a high balance, the feeling in the punch is very separate from our grip and it is more complicated to hit ground balls or fast balls at the net..

Small Sweet spot:

The sweet spots of these rackets are usually smaller and are slightly shifted towards the tip of the racket. This makes them more difficult to adapt to, as beginners tend to hit the ball closer to the centre of the racket. When buying a racket with these characteristics, it is a good idea to test the sweet spot of the racket.

High power:

This is the only reason why you should choose to buy a diamond-shaped racket. And it’s not a bad reason, because despite the fact that these rackets tend to penalise quite a lot at the back of the court, when going up to the net the attacking shots of these rackets are usually very difficult to return. The extra effort we make in defence is compensated in more effectiveness in attack. When we see that our opponent brings one of these cannons, we can prepare ourselves for a tough match.