Babolat Pure Strike Junior 26 Inch Tennis Racket - White

Color: White
Size: G00
Sale price£84.99

Junior Tennis Racket Guide: Finding the Perfect Fit for Young Champions

Introducing a child to the game of tennis can be a transformative experience. Beyond the physical benefits, the sport fosters discipline, coordination, and teamwork. However, the sheer variety of tennis rackets available can make choosing the right one for a junior player a daunting task. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you make an informed decision:

1. Size Matters

The first thing to consider is the size of the racket. Junior tennis rackets typically range from 19 to 26 inches in length. Here's a rough guide:

  • 19 to 21 inches: Best for kids aged 4 to 6 or up to 4 feet tall.

  • 23 inches: Suitable for kids aged 7 to 8 or between 4 to 4.5 feet tall.

  • 25 inches: Ideal for children aged 9 to 10 or between 4.5 to 5 feet tall.

  • 26 inches: Perfect for kids aged 11+ or those taller than 5 feet.

2. Weight Watch

While it might be tempting to buy a heavier racket for its durability, for juniors, it's essential to ensure the racket isn't too heavy to handle. Lighter rackets allow for better maneuverability, reduce the risk of injury, and help in developing proper stroke mechanics.

3. Grip Size

Junior grips are generally smaller to accommodate young hands. Ensure the racket grip size is comfortable for the junior player. A simple test: when they hold the racket with a forehand grip, there should be a finger's width of space between the fingers and the palm.

4. Head Size and String Pattern

A larger racket head provides a bigger sweet spot, making it easier for juniors to hit. An open string pattern can offer more power and spin but might wear out sooner, so consider how often you're willing to restring.

5. Material and Construction

Junior tennis rackets are usually made of aluminum or composite materials. Aluminum rackets are lighter and more affordable, while composite rackets can offer a bit more power and stability but come at a higher price point.

6. Price and Durability

While it might be tempting to opt for a higher-end model, remember that kids grow quickly, and their needs can change in just a short time. Look for a racket that offers a balance between quality and price.

7. Personal Preference and Style

Each child is unique, with a distinct playing style and preferences. Some might prioritize power, while others might look for control. Let your young player test a few rackets to see which one feels the most natural and comfortable in their hands.

In Conclusion

Selecting the right tennis racket for a junior player is about balancing various factors, from size and weight to material and price. But, most importantly, it's about finding a racket that the young player feels confident and happy with. After all, the primary goal is to foster a love for the game and set the foundation for a potential lifelong passion.

Happy hitting to all our budding tennis stars out there!


Babolat Pure Strike Junior 26 Tennis Racket


Is your young athlete between 1.40 m and 1.50 m in height? If your child is passionate about competitive tennis and seeks confidence in every shot, the Pure Strike Jr 26 is the ideal choice. Tailored for junior players, this tennis racquet assists your child in controlling the trajectory of the ball while ensuring stability with each strike. Elevate your child's tennis experience and foster their confidence on the court with the Pure Strike Jr 26 designed for precision and control.

Key Features

Experience the connection between your hands and your racket at the moment of impact. The new Pure Strike feels like an extension of your arm due to strategically placed flax fibers in the handle and SMAC patches in the frame at 3 and 9 o'clock. These natural flax fibers filter out unwanted vibrations, creating a softer sound and smoother feel upon impact.

The integration of natural flax fibers at 3 and 9 o'clock of the racket’s sieve offers optimal vibration filtration, ensuring a clean and controlled feel with every hit. Flax also contributes to a muted sound, enhancing the overall control.

SWX Pure Feel
This advanced viscoelastic material, utilizing SMAC technology, is incorporated into the racket's composition, providing a revolutionary anti-vibration system. It enhances the feel and sound upon impact, giving your child a superior playing experience.

Control Frame Technology
Developed for maximum control, this technology combines the stability of a square frame with the dynamism of a standard elliptical frame, ensuring your child can confidently handle every shot.


  • Weight Unstrung (+/- 5g): 250g
  • Head Size: 100 sq. in.
  • Beam Width: 21-23-21 mm
  • Balance (+/- 5mm): 320 mm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Length: 26 inches
  • Composition: Graphite
  • Includes Racket Cover?: No

Elevate your child's tennis game with the Babolat Pure Strike Junior 26, engineered for young competitors seeking precision, control, and confidence on the court.

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