I’ve just published a vlog called “Are you switching to a new racquet?”. I talk about my racquet journey and give some tips to fellow players.
Switching to a new racquet can be a difficult process. You need to have patience, you need to do things in the right order, you need to stay committed and be focused through the inevitable highs and lows (honeymoon period and so on). I am helping players on a part of the way through my racquet consultation service, but even after narrowing the choice down, you need to commit, find the right setup for strings and customizations.
My hitting partner Mike is going through this journey right now as he is switching from his Volkl V-Engine Tour MP 10 to a Volkl Organix 10 MP 295g. He uses the same strings for both racquets (HEAD Velocity MLT) but he is not yet happy with the stability of the much lighter Organix. I will help him to customize the racquet and I will document the journey on my Patreon page.
I hope this vlog and some of my content on Tennisnerd can help you in your quest to find a racquet that is good for your game. Remember, the perfect racquet does not exist. We all need to compromise. No matter how hard I’m trying to switch to smaller racquet sizes again, I keep going back to the Babolat Soft Drive. Despite that, it feels a bit sluggish at times, especially on my one-handed backhand, it’s just “home” and that’s hard to look away from.
Are you switching to a new racquet? Video.
Below you can find my latest vlog on the topic. A follow-up to the vlog about the HEAD Pro Tour 2.0 that I did a while back. If you have any questions or comments, please put them below and I will deal with them in a future vlog. If you like my content, please subscribe and tell your friends. I appreciate every like/share/subscribe!