10 Best Tennis Racquet For Serve And Volley Players

Updated on: September 2022

Best Tennis Racquet For Serve And Volley Players in 2022


OnCourt OffCourt Tennis Grip Trainer – Great for Teachers and Coaches / Learn the Continental Grip the Right Way

OnCourt OffCourt Tennis Grip Trainer – Great for Teachers and Coaches / Learn the Continental Grip the Right Way
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

You Cannot Be Serious

You Cannot Be Serious
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022

High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Last Days of Tennis's Golden Age

High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Last Days of Tennis's Golden Age
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

Ti.S5 CZ Prestrung Tennis Racquet - 4-3/8 Grip

Ti.S5 CZ Prestrung Tennis Racquet - 4-3/8 Grip
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • All racquets include free stringing with a basic synthetic gut.
  • String tension is set to the middle of the recommended range.

Wilson 55064 Junior US Open Tennis Racquet, 19" L

Wilson 55064 Junior US Open Tennis Racquet, 19
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Aluminum Racquet
  • Approved for tennis players up to 5
  • Strung racquet without a cover

Thunderstick Tecnifibre Action

Thunderstick Tecnifibre Action
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

Funny Tennis Player It's Not Racket Science T-Shirt

Funny Tennis Player It's Not Racket Science T-Shirt
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • This funny lawn tennis player tee will make a great gift for the tennis lover who likes to serve and volley or play from the back court
  • This funny lawn tennis player tee will make a great gift for the tennis lover who likes to serve and volley or play from the back court
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Gamma Sports RZR Bubba Tennis Racquet, 1/4-Grip Size

Gamma Sports RZR Bubba Tennis Racquet, 1/4-Grip Size
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • Head size: 137 Sq. Inch
  • Length: 29 Inch
  • Width: Tapered 22-24-22mm
  • Strung Weight - 10. 4-Ounce

ShirtLoco Men's Evolution Of Man To Tennis Player Hoodie Sweatshirt, Navy Blue 4XL

ShirtLoco Men's Evolution Of Man To Tennis Player Hoodie Sweatshirt, Navy Blue 4XL
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Printed on demand in the USA.
  • Pill resistant fleece.
  • Two-ply hood with grommets and dyed-to-match drawcord.
  • Double-needle coverseamed neck, armholes and waistband.
  • Graphics are on front only with a blank back.

Oncourt Offcourt Serve Rite Racquet - Master The Continental Grip in Minutes/Only for Right-Handed Junior Players

Oncourt Offcourt Serve Rite Racquet - Master The Continental Grip in Minutes/Only for Right-Handed Junior Players
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • CONTINENTAL GRIP: One of the biggest challenges in tennis is learning the Continental Grip so players can hit slice and kick second serves, add more power to their first serve, learn to volley without changing grips, hit backspin or slice groundstrokes, drop shots and defensive lobs!
  • EASY TO USE: The best feature of this racquet is that it’s easy to use - just place your hand on the molded handle and watch your game transform! Getting a feel for the Continental Grip just become EASY!
  • GREAT FOR COACHES: This product is great for coaches and parents helping their children. Parents and clubs can save money on lessons and improve faster.
  • PRACTICE TOOL: The Serve Rite Racquet is a practice tool that can keep more players improving and therefore can keep more players playing tennis!
  • NOTE: It is 23 inches long, designed for juniors, and is only for right-handed players. If the response is good, we will gladly invest in molds for left-handed players and ALSO adult full-sized racquets!

Milos Raonic Redefines Big Man Tennis

The newest big man in tennis Milos Raonic plays a new version of baseline tennis, based on serve and baseline rallies instead of the traditional serve and volley tennis.

Over the weekend I had the chance to watch the new big man in tennis, Milo's Raonic, defend his title at the SAP Open in San Jose, CA. The final pitted the 6'5" up and coming 21 year old Canadian against the 25 year old journeyman from Uzbekistan, Denis Istomin. Istomin's main distinction in this tournament was beating two Americans, Sam Querry 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round and a hobbled Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-4 in the quarter finals en-route to his second career final. What most impressed me in this final was the type of big man tennis Raonic played. Big man tennis used to be a game of serve of volley, but Raonic backs up his monster serve with great play from the baseline, is this the new version of big man tennis? If it is, it gives us tennis fans something to look forward to since it is certainly a lot of fun to watch.

There is no question that one of the focal points of Raonic's game is his serve. His motion includes a deep knee bend that helps him generate the power and speed that he puts on the ball. During the final Raonic's serve so over powered Istomin that Raonic only lost a total of four points on it. At one point during the match Raonic hit a serve at 150mph, it zoomed by Istomin so fast that he challenged it, because he had no idea where it landed. Raonic's serve contains such power that even if the opponent is able to return the serve it is never a great return and Raonic is in a great offensive position in the resulting rally and generally wins it. No matter how many times it seemed to me that Istomin was winning the war on court positioning Raonic, would find a way to win the point, by making Istomin hit one more ball. Unlike his idol Pete Sampras, whom he is frequently compared to, Raonic seldom approaches the net and when he does he often loses the point. Raonic's version of big man tennis is a combination of the great players of the past two generations of tennis. Like Sampras Raonic has an amazing serve, and like the greats of this generation, Nadal, Djokovic, and Federer, Raonic is at home on the baseline.

Raonic's game does have some weaknesses. Raonic's net game is almost non-existent. When he comes to net he looks lost, and at his size and power he should be able to defend passing shots better than he can.

The bigger problem with Raonic's game is he lacks the ability to turn offense into defense when his opponent is serving. Raonic finds himself involved in a lot of tie breaks because he seems unable to find a way to string enough points together on his opponents serve to break him. Raonic frequently wins his tiebreaks against players ranked outside the top ten and then his opponents generally becomes so discouraged Raonic is able to win the second set easily. This was true of his semi-final and final in San Jose, after a tight first sets ending in a tie break which Raonic won in both matches, he went on to win the second set easily by a score of 6-2. While this formula works with players outside the top ten, with players inside the top ten, whom Raonic has a 5-8 record against, this formula does not work. Top ten players are better returners than their lower ranked counter parts and are able to break Raonic and the sets seldom go to tie breaks. For example look at his record against Rafael Nadal, one of the best returners in the game. The two have met twice, both meetings occurred on hard courts which are generally considered Nadal's worst surface. Nadal won both meetings in straight sets by breaking Raonic's serve once in each of the four sets they have played meaning no tiebreaks were necessary. Raonic's inability to create break opportunities means he was unable to get back into the matches by breaking Nadal's serve and as a result he lost the matches.

Raonic's game is certainly evolving, but the foundation for a dominating game is there. Raonic is terrific on his serve, he can serve bombs and win the resulting rallies when his opponent can get the serve back in play. Where he needs work is at the net and his return game. If he can improve that then the big four better beware because Raonic will rocket to the top of the game. Whatever happens it will be great to watch, Raonic is a great player and fun to watch.

SOURCES

Raonic's basic facts:

Raonic's match scores:

Istomin's basic facts:

Istomin's Match Scores:

Nadal vs. Raonic record: id2;=48262

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