So we are nearing the end of the year and it has been a difficult one for many to be sure. You are thinking that maybe while prices are down you should be in the market for a new tennis racquet. You have had yours for a while and it might just give your tennis game the lift it needs. Sure, why not. Just be careful to try many frames. The latest technology may not be the best type of frame for you. Many of the new frames may have the latest technology, but it also might give you less success rather than more success. For example, if it is a powerful frame and you already like to hit it hard it is not a good match. Many of the manufacturers of tennis racquets are now making multiple frames styles that still have the new technolgy and can be matched to your style of play. The most important thing is to try many different brands and styles. It is really like test driving a car, you have to take it for a spin and try all the shots with the frame. Keep in mind most demos are strung in the middle tension range and the grip sizes are usuallly 4 3/8 so keep that in mind as well. Doing a little research a head of time will give you a head start as well. Look at old tennis magazines that had professionals that did research and tests on the newer frames. Plan on taking your time to narrow it down. A certain amount of customization can be done with the strings, grip, weight, balance etc. to tune it to your needs and wishes. Many pro shop will even match the price of a racquet on the internet plus shipping to make the sale. The good news about the pro shop is they will stand by their product and know your game better. It doesn’t hurt to ask. If you do decide to buy from a wholesale tennis goods supplier I would recommend not getting it strung from them or at least don’t expect to have those strings in a long time. A pro shop can really tailor it to fit you best. Good luck and try your best to make a wise, patient and calculated choice.
Interested in a sure and easy way to move your opponent around with a very simple strategy, hit the Open Boxes? Take a look at the tennis court and you can easily see the service boxes. Then picture the back court area as if the center line kept going to divide that area. This will give you four boxes. If you are playing singles there will always be one box that they are either in or covering. In doubles you are going to have two people that are covering one box each or two of the four they are covering. If you always try to hit to a different box each time you will be playing a smarter game and winning more points. There will always be open boxes; you just have to hit them. It might mean you have to vary the height of the ball, speed of the ball, limit the backswing or target their feet. This will allow you to see the court in a different light. Try it, I think you will be pleased at how effeciently you can win points.