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When choosing a tennis racket, frame width, stringing pattern, hitting surface, and weight are essential.
A narrow frame width means that the racket is control-oriented and has a relatively small sweet spot. These models are usually suited to skilled players who generate a lot of speed in the swing and have an excellent ability for the ball-striking.
A thicker frame width offers more access to speed and means you as a player don't have to generate all the pace by yourself. These tennis rackets also tend to have a bigger sweet spot and are easier to play, which suits the beginner well.
The stringing pattern
A tighter stringing of the racket gives more control which is why this is most often used for rackets with a narrow frame width. A sparser stringing pattern results in a racket that generates high speed on the ball more easily. Of course, one can experiment with these characteristics and give a narrow-frame racket a sparser stringing pattern.
Here the concept of sweet spot is central. It is the part of the hitting surface that provides a clean ball strike on the racket. The models with small sweet spots are more challenging to play. On the other hand, the racket with a smaller sweet spot will give you a perfect ball hit. You, therefore, have to make a judgment based on playing ability and take into account the other characteristics of the tennis racket when choosing the hitting surface.
The racket's weight is usually between 275 - 325 grams, where developments have made tennis rackets today lighter and easier to handle than before without compromising too much on performance. A heavier racket is often perceived as more stable and secure when hitting the ball.