2014… the year you become the Tennis God or Goddess you really are…

Equipment choices for today’s professionals, club, or weekend hackers can be overwhelming, so here are a few tips on your road to domination.

Tennis racket manufacturers produce something for every preference or style of play. So if you’re an advanced player, you probably still favor a narrower beam and smaller head, but things are changing my friend, thanks in part to the very popular Babolat rackets, which are monsters when it comes to power. If you don’t believe me go ask Rafael Nadal, Jo Wilfred Tsonga or Sam Stosur.

Another thing that’s mucho important is the strings that you use. Traditional natural gut users are nowadays embracing synthetic or polyester strings that allow players to generate massive amounts of spin on the ball. The spin master Nadal uses Pro Hurricane Tour strings on his Babolat racket, and it helps him create phenomenal amounts of topspin with his amazing extreme whipping forehand.

Roger Federer on the other hand, prefers a more classical tennis beam, in the Wilson Pro Staff BLX 90, but it seems like even Roger will be test driving a new 98 sq. in model for the upcoming Australian open.

So what’s the best racket for your highness you ask? Well here’s a general rule of thumb, if you like to produce your own power and prefer a racket with greater control, then buy a racket with a narrower beam and smaller head size, something around 98 sq. inches should do the trick.

If you want a monster power racket and prefer the racket and strings to do most of the work then go for a thicker beam and head size, something around 100 sq. inches or more.

The biggest mistake most tennis players make is to purchase the same racket and strings that their hero uses, I’ve been guilty of this myself. Find what equipment suits your style of play and start tweaking from there.

Tennis equipment can only do so much and is just an extension of your talent and dedication to the game. Now get out there and kick some butt in 2014.

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