How do I choose the right racket?

How do I choose the right racket?

For complete beginners it might be hard to choose the correct racket. You can start with club rackets that are available almost on any padel courts you might play at. After playing a few times with the community rackets, you should have a basic feel for the racket and know which of them feel better and which do not work for you. It is recommended that you start out with a lighter racket. They put less stress on your shoulder, wrist and elbow and generally allow for better control, than the heavier rackets. A light padel racket should weight between 340-360 grams. Also, avoid rackets that have the weight more in the head of the racket, because they will also feel heavier for you. You do not have to overspend on your first racket, generally good mid-level rackets can be found in ranges from 100-150 euros. You can also look for discounts for models that are being replaced with new ones, giving you a good entry racket for a better price. If you are serious about padel and will play more than once a week, you might outgrow your first racket fairly quickly, but starting with a lighter racket will also help you learn the correct technique for your shots without putting extra pressure on your body.

Make sure the use the correct grip size and also overgrip. The racket will feel better in your hand when it has the correct grip size. We cannot stres show important a good grip size and good overgrip are to get the right feel for the ball and the game. So many beginners are seen on the court, using rackets with incorrect grip size, damaged overgrips, making them not feel the ball well, racket sliding and rotating while hitting the ball, resulting in poor shots.

Now, for your second racket, you can choose a bit more carefully. More weight will add power to your shots, but a good racket can weigh more and still give you plenty of control. More advanced and experienced players can look for rackets with extra power, more spin on your shots (usually achieved by special design of the hitting surface that is not smooth, but has ridges, or other protrusions, or by using Rezztek® additional performance material that applies to the hitting surface on the face of the racket). The rackets for advanced players usually range from 150 to 250 euros.

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