For years people have debated whether or not vibration dampeners are worth the fuss. Some people swear by them, others despise them, and some just like how they look.
Top players like Pete Sampras and now Novak Djokovic use them, but we’re inclined to say use whatever feels good for you.
When purchasing or evaluating a new tennis racquet, one of the many specifications you’ll encounter is tennis racquet stiffness or frame stiffness. At first it may just appear to be another number in the list of specs provided by racquet retailers, however it’s worthwhile to consider racquet stiffness and to gain an understanding of how it impacts racquet performance.
With over 15 tennis racquet brands on the market, players are provided with a wealth of options when purchasing a new racquet or upgrading their current racquet. However, beyond Babolat, Wilson, Head, Prince and Dunlop most players will find many brands to be unfamiliar.
If you’re in the market for a new tennis racquet then it can be helpful to understand how variation in racquet head size and length impact overall racquet performance. In this article we’ll review how each are measured as well as how changes in these tennis racquet characteristics impact performance and the types of players that might benefit from different sizes.