racket-swingweight

Tennis racket swingweight - what is it?

Tennis racket swingweight is a subtle feature, but it does influence the feel of your shots.

Swingweight refers to the ability of a racket to cut through the air when being swung. A heavier racket has a higher swingweight because its weight helps propel it.

How is racket swingweight measured?

A specific machine holds the racket handle and moves it from right to left.

Here's a video of how it works:

What you need to know about the inertia of the tennis racket

A racket's swingweight can be adjusted by adding or removing weight to/from the frame.

This feature is very important, and not just for high-level players. At Artengo, we consider swingweight to be an essential element of our racket offer for all levels. The swingweight of a racket will have a major impact on its power. The higher the swingweight, the greater the power, but the lower the racket's manoeuvrability. And vice versa. If you want to change your racket's weight and have questions on how to do it, be sure to talk to a specialist, because it's extremely important to get the weight distribution right. 

And that's everything you need to know about racket swingweight. Now, you just need to focus on your aim! ;)

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Tennis racket swingweight - what is it?

Simon Laloyaux

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