Best Tennis Racquet Tension in 2023
Gamma Sports String Tension Calibrator, Titanium
Tourna String Meter String Tension Tester
- The String Meter lets you know if your racquet is strung to your desired tension and when its time to restring
- Easy to use, just align the pins where strings intersect, twist until the unit is in line with main, then note your reading.
- Great for players who want to measure the consistency of their string jobs.
- Great for players who want to monitor their string tension loss over time to know when to restring.
- Great for personal racquet stringers looking to test and validate their work.
- Measures string tension during the stringing process
- Measures string gauge size
- Measures tension in pounds and kilograms
- Full instructions about how to use it are included
Wilson Tour Slam Tennis Racquet (EA)
- Power String bridge
- Longer main strings for explosive power
- Stop shock sleeves for improved comfort
- Grip Size: 4 3/8
Babolat 2018 Pure Drive Tennis Racquet - Quality String (4-3/8)
- OVERALL - Great Racquet for stronger intermediate to advanced players
- TECHNOLOGY - Featuring SMAC, a soft shock adsorbing material integrated into the fibre, Also New FSI string bed technology and diamond grommets for more power and spin
- SPECIFICATIONS - 100 head, 11.2 ounces strung, 4 head light, 16x 19 pattern
- STRING - Quality Babolat string supervised by USRSA Certified Master Racquet Technician. Contact us for specific string choice (may be extra cost)
HEAD Ti S6 Tennis Racket Pre-Strung Head Heavy Balance 27.75 Inch Racquet - 4 1/2 In Grip
- HEAD PERFORMANCE: Born out of revolutionizing how we ski and play tennis, HEAD has constantly pushed athletic equipment into the modern era. For all levels of play, HEAD offers nothing but the best tennis equipment on the market.
- BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: The HEAD Ti S6 graphite tennis racket is an ideal choice for a wide age range of casual players. The oversized 115" head creates a larger sweet spot, great for players still mastering precision.
- HEAD HEAVY ADVANTAGE: The adult tennis racket has a head heavy balance which can aid in stability and control when hitting the ball.
- DURABLE TITANIUM: Made with a durable and lightweight titanium & graphite fiber technology, the S6 tennis rackets are built to last.
- DIMENSIONS: Frame Weight: 252 g / 8.9 oz, Head Size : 115in, Grip Size: 4.5in, Length: 27.75in.
Babolat 2019 Boost D (Boost Drive) Tennis Racquet - Strung with Cover (4-1/2)
- Full featured maneuverable, oversize racquet for intermediate players
- Babolat comfort from Woofer Grommet system in modern carbon fibre frame
- 105 head, 9.8 ounce strung, 27 inch long, 3 head heavy, 16x19 pattern
- Strung with Babolat SpiralTex synthetic gut
- Cover holds one racquet, with shoulder strap, is lightly padded to protect
Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Strung Tennis Racket (Black/White, 4 1/4)
- Power frame for players with short, compact swings
- Oversized head provides more forgiveness and power
- Head Heavy balance for increased stability and momentum in lighter frames
- Open string pattern for more power and spin
Gamma Progression II 602 Machine: 360 Degree Rotation Tabletop Racquet Stringer Machines with Stringing Accessories/Racket String Tools - Strings Racquetball, Squash, Tennis or Badminton Equipment
- PERFECT STRING TENSION: Offers drop-weight tensioning (9lb to 90lb) with a 360 steel bar turntable
- 6 POINT MOUNTING: Designed for easy and safe stringing that will keep your racket firmly in place
- VERSATILE STRINGER: You can use this machine on tennis, racquetball, squash or badminton racquets
- TOOL TRAY: Keep all your restring tools within easy reach while you work with the built-in tray
- TOOL SET: Includes pathfinder awl, straight awl, hex wrenches, pliers, and diagonal cutter
Gamma Sports Racquet String Tension Tester (Tennis/Squash/Racquetball)
- The STT lets you know when it’s time to restring.
- Provides a "String Tension Index" to determine relative tension loss of strings over time
- Modern ergonomic design is easy to operate with one hand.
- Larger scale, quickly gives readings with more accuracy than competitive testers.
Ti.S5 CZ Prestrung Tennis Racquet - 4-3/8 Grip
- All racquets include free stringing with a basic synthetic gut.
- String tension is set to the middle of the recommended range.
Tennis Strategy Tips for the Advanced Doubles Player
Four tennis tips that advanced doubles players should add to their arsenal.
TIP 1: Serve and Volley
At any level, serving is the most important stroke in a tennis player's game. Now most players can not hit a serve 140 mph; however, speed is not nearly as important as placement is in doubles. Doubles players should be focused on where their serve goes and not how fast it goes. Once a player has command of service placement, they can now and a new wrinkle to their serve, which is the volley. Coming in and charging the net after a well placed served will add more pressure on the returner to hit an effective low return while at the same time protecting their partner. Serving down the middle will allow your partner the opportunity to poach (discussed later in this article), while serving out wide will allow your partner to really hug the line. Another key to an effective serve and volley is developing a solid and consistent half volley. Remember when serving and volleying, you will get passed some. The key is to keep the pressure on and make the returner pass you every time. This is extremely difficult to accomplish. So keep pressing forward!
TIP 2: Chip and Charge
In response to the serve and volley, returners can also add pressure to the server by chipping and charging. To be an effective chipper, a player needs to be sure to practice not only their slices but also moving forward and attacking the serve as it comes into the box. Movement is the key when chipping and charging. Another good tactic when using this play is to chip low and crosscourt. Keeping the ball low will force the server to hit the ball up. This should force a weak and high return, which should allow your partner to pounce and end the point. Chipping the return crosscourt will also keep the server's partner at home since this is a difficult ball to poach.
TIP 3: Poaching
Poaching is another great tactic for the advanced doubles team to bring into play. The goal here is to get the server's partner involved in the point immediately so that they can end it. Serving placement is vital for this tactic to work successfully! Letting your partner know where the serve will be placed gives them that extra bit of time to move and intercept a return. Again it is crucial to be committed to this play. Go if you are supposed to go. Any hesitation on the poacher's part will undoubtedly cost that team the point. This play will also force the returner to mix up their returns and have to think more about their return placement.
TIP 4: Lob Return
Probably the most hated of shots, the lob can be a truly effective weapon in the returner's arsenal. Hitting a lob on the return of serve is a very effective way to not only stop poaching but it also has the potential to move the net person back to the baseline even before the serve is hit! Any time a player can take their opponent out of their comfort zone, the advantage clearly lies with that player. Practicing the lob is so very important. Remember also that you want this lob to land near the baseline. It is far better to hit this lob long than to leave it short and get your partner killed with the subsequent overhead! This shot is also great to come in behind (only if it is deep lob). If you do charge the net off of this shot, keep in mind not to close in to tight because a lob back will most likely be your opponent's response.
Practicing and using these tactics are fun and will certainly provide more variety to the advanced tennis player's doubles game. Don't be afraid to miss a few shots or get passed a few times. Again tennis is basically a game of statistics. You are playing the odds that you will win more points than you lose. So hit the courts and have fun!