Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Types of Tennis Rackets
Allen Fitzsimmons, an experienced sales and marketing professional, is the founder and principal of Transitioning Forward in Belchertown, MA. A graduate of the University of Rochester, from which he earned an MS in business management, Allen Fitzsimmons also enjoys playing competitive tennis and was a member of the University of Rochester’s team while in college.
A racket sport whose roots trace back for centuries, tennis in its modern incarnation originated in Birmingham, England in the mid-1800s. Tennis is also an Olympic sport and consists of players or teams who hit a ball back and forth over a net with a racket. The players attempt to score points by hitting a shot within play that the opposing player or team cannot return. Tennis rackets are the main piece of equipment used for the game and come in three primary types.
- Power rackets - also known as game improvement rackets, these are meant for players who need more power from their swing. Power rackets are light, long rackets with large racket heads.
- Control rackets - also known as players rackets, these are designed for skilled players who desire greater control and can provide their own racket power. Control rackets are generally heavier with a smaller racket head.
- Tweener rackets - These rackets include features of the other two racket types and are meant for mid-level players.