If you want to play Tennis professionally, you should know the types of tennis racket and ball used for playing tennis.
Types of Tennis Rackets
1. Control Rackets
These tennis rackets have a small head and are heavy. It has a thin beam and the frame not too stiff. Also, the head size ranges up to 98 sq.in. And weighing around 300gm to 340gm. Thus, Wilson ProStaff racket, Head Speed Rackets, and Yonex VCore Racket are classic control rackets. Hence, these tennis rackets are appropriate for advanced players. Players who take a big swing at the ball using these rackets. Advanced players can play full strokes with these rackets.
2. Rackets with Powerful Control
Such rackets have a mid-size head and thick beam. These tennis rackets have a stiffer frame. Its weight is around 280g to 300g. Also, Range of head size is 98sq.in to 102sq.in. And beamwidth ranging between 22mm to 24 mm. Babolat Pure Drive range, Wilson Burn Rackets, Head Instinct Range are top choices available for these tennis rackets. Moreover, all types of player can use this racket. A majority of players uses this racket. This racket is the perfect combination of power and control. Hence the majority of players use this racket.
3. Power Rackets
Power Tennis rackets have an oversized head with a range of 102sq.in to 110sq.in. Further, these are ultra-lightweight rackets with the beam as wide as 28mm. Head PWR Power Racket, Head TiS6 Racket, and Wilson Power and Comfort are best rackets of this variety. Thus these rackets are recommended for beginners and intermediate players. As new players are not strong athletes as it is easy to play. As these tennis rackets are very powerful young players should avoid them as it hits the ball out. This racket is also not suitable for a physically strong player.
Apart from a tennis racket, a tennis ball should be selected correctly. As per the International Tennis Federation, tennis balls must comply with specific criteria set by them. The size, weight, and shape of the ball should comply with the ITF criteria. Thus, the correct diameter as per ITF should be 6.54–6.86 cm, and it should have a mass in the range of 56.0–59.4 g. The colors approved by the federation is optic yellow and white. Hence, the ball looks bright on the television.
Tennis balls made from a rubber compound. The center-left hollow and filled with air. Therefore, the structure of the ball reduces aerodynamic drag, and the ball develops better flight. Testing is important for every tennis ball. As these balls start to lose their bounce after opening the can. Nowadays these balls are kept under pressure. All balls are numbered and embossed with brand names on the balls. Numbers help distinguish one set of balls from the other. Practise balls do not have internal pressure.
Testing Tennis Racket And Ball
For the test of bounce, a tennis ball is dropped from a height of 254 cm on the concrete floor. Then the bounce of the ball measured. If the rebound between 135 and 147 cm this ball fit for the game. The atmosphere has its impact on the ball, so for different places, the balls have different internal pressure.