Gear

UP YOUR GAME!

Here's What the World's Top Tour Players Say About Equipment

Rafa
Cilic
Federer
Kerber
Caroline
Fritz
Serena
Denis
Garbine
McHale
Madison
Anderson

Racquet Tips

String Tips

Tennis Tune UP

STRINGS — (see top tips & insights for recreational players)

While pro players get new strings every match, most recreational players wait for a string to break before they get to play with a new set of strings. And rarely do rec players get or seek advice on the latest game improvement gear, which is constantly evolving.

As a general guideline to get the most out of your game and equipment ... the TIA recommends that recreational players restring their racquet at least 3 to 4 times per year to maintain tension, control, feel and power.*

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RACQUETS — (see top tips & insights for recreational players)

Pro and tournament players may use several new racquets every match as they understand the impact of racquet fatigue on their performance. On average, most recreational players haven't replaced their racquet in the past seven years and are losing the benefit of improved play performance and enjoyment through better gear.

As a general guideline to get the most out of your game and equipment ... the TIA recommends that recreational players upgrade their racquet every two to three years to avoid performance affecting frame fatigue.*

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BEST ADVICE: DEMO RACQUETS Test, Try, and Find the Best Fit for your Game!

Find a tennis facility or tennis retailer near you and Ask the Expert to properly match the correct gear to your game!

Demo, Demo Demo!
Most brick-and-mortar and online retailers have a racquet demo program that will allow you to try out their frame(s) for a number of days.
If there is a charge, the deposit will generally be applied to the eventual purchase.



 

Visit manufacturer sites to explore the latest tennis gear.

Babolat

HEAD

Wilson

Dunlop

Technifibre

Yonex


ONLINE DEMO RACQUETS

Visit one of the online retailers for low cost programs to demo racquets.

Tennis Warehouse

Do It Tennis

Tennis Express

Midwest Sports

Holabird Sports

TennisPlaza

*Please note: Racquet and string recommended replacement times may vary per individual player depending on a variety of factors, i.e. frequency, style and type of play, court surface, etc. Suggested guidelines are general recommendations for all recreational players to achieve better performance and enjoyment of the game.


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Different Types of STRINGS
 

Most used string material. Frequently referred to as Synthetic Gut. Comes in many different constructions and shapes. Stiffer than Natural Gut, but softer than Polyester or Kevlar. Great for players who don't break strings frequently and don't want to pay for Natural Gut.


Learn About New RACQUETS

With dozens of new racquet models in the marketplace, consumers need knowledgeable retailers and racquet technicians to help them choose the frame and string that best suits their game and style of play, and who can help them determine when their racquet needs to be serviced.

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