1. Purpose of Play:
- Beginners: A larger head size provides more power and a bigger sweet spot, making it forgiving for off-center hits.
- Intermediate Players: A mid-plus head size offers a balance between power and control.
- Advanced Players: Often prefer smaller head sizes for precision and control, but it requires consistent hitting technique.
- Lighter Rackets (260-280g): Easier to maneuver, suitable for beginners, juniors, or players with a slower swing speed.
- Medium Weight (280-310g): Offers a mix of power and control. Suitable for many intermediate players.
- Heavier Rackets (310g+): Provides more stability and power but requires good technique. Preferred by many advanced players.
- Head-Heavy: Offers more power, especially for players with shorter swings.
- Even-Balance: Balanced feel, suitable for a broad range of players.
- Head-Light: Easier to maneuver, favored by advanced players and those at the net in doubles.
4. String Pattern:
- Open (16x18 or 16x19): Provides more spin and power but might wear out strings faster.
- Dense (18x20): Offers more control and string durability.
5. Choosing the Right Grip Size:
Method 1: Ruler Test:
- Open your dominant hand and extend your fingers.
- Using a ruler, measure the distance from the middle of your palm to the tip of your ring finger.
- Typically, measurements between 4 to 4 3/8 inches suit most adults.
Method 2: On-Racket Test:
- Hold the racket as you would for a backhand.
- There should be a finger's width of space between your fingers and the base of your thumb.
Common Grip Sizes:
- Size 0: 4 inches
- Size 1: 4 1/8 inches
- Size 2: 4 1/4 inches
- Size 3: 4 3/8 inches
- Size 4: 4 1/2 inches
- Size 5: 4 5/8 inches
Note: When in doubt, go for the smaller grip size. Overgrips can be added to increase the grip size, but reducing a grip is more challenging.
Dunlop SX Team 280 Tennis Racket (2022)
The SX Team 280 allows with the weight of 280g in combination with AEROSKIN very good maneuverability. So, you get a racket that’s a joy to play with control and spin.
SpinBoost+ Grommets: A dynamic set of spin-enhancing grommets that work with a new spin boost string tech pattern to offer you more spin, power and control. The shaped grommets are located on the 12 main strings through the top section of the racket hoop. They allow more string movement which helps create ‘bite’ on the ball and generates SPIN.
SpinBoost StringTech: The string grid area has been increased by 22% by making the main strings 10% wider and the cross strings 11% wider. This results in greater string movement allowing more power and spin generation.
Sonic Core with Infinergy: Time to perform, hit hard with increased rebound and decreased vibration. We call it controlled power. Sonic Core, located on both sides of the racket head, provides superior rebound and up to 37% reduced vibration compared to a standard carbon fibre tennis racket.
V-Energy Shaft: A unique V shape frame geometry in the shaft area of the racket, greatly enhances frame stability and racket power.