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Frequently Asked Tennis Questions: Racquets

1. What size racquet should I purchase for my child?

If your child is a beginner:

  • Ages 4-6 should be using 17-21 inch junior racquets
  • Ages 7-8 should be using 23 inch junior racquets
  • Ages 9-10 should be using 25 inch junior racquets
  • Ages 11-12 should be using 26 inch junior racquets

2. Where should I purchase a tennis racquet for an adult or child?

Wal-Mart has a good selection of affordable junior and adult racquets. If you are looking for a wider variety, I recommend Dick’s Sporting Goods, a local tennis pro shop, or Omega Sports.  Advantages of purchasing from a tennis pro shop include custom-fit racquets and a higher level of customer service.

If you have specific questions, please contact me at brian@rdutennis.net/dev.

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