If you could design your own racquet, what would you do? I already posted this question to my dear Tennisnerd patrons and they had some very interesting replies. Now it’s your turn.
When I write “if you could design your own racquet” I mean the entire racquet. Design, specs, build quality, quality control, customization options. What are you missing from today’s racquet market? I have been thinking about this question a lot, but I am keen to hear from you too. I will then create a video where I go through and discuss your replies.
Let’s say you would design a racquet from start to finish? What would you focus on?
- Fewer or more models?
- Different design?
- Better naming?
- Quality control?
- Customization options?
- What materials?
- What would be your dream spec?
I am curious to see what people think is missing from the market. And I am also keen to hear what you like and don’t like about the current selection in the tennis industry.
If you could design your own racquet
There are brands that offer a variety of options to be creative. Angell tennis was perhaps the first brand to do this with their Custom line. They make high-quality racquets with the possibility to choose stiffness, length, head size, grip shape, and so on. The design options are limited though.
Dahcor is another brand that offers loads of customization options. Here you have the option to choose between a couple of different head sizes and molds, but when you get to the design the options are vast. If you want a 24k gold racquet – go ahead! They created a Tennisnerd racquet for me and in all honesty, it far exceeded my expectations in playability and build quality. I tend to worry about new brands on the market but both Angell and Dahcor are great examples that you can make high-quality products without the huge budgets of bigger brands.
But if you could design your own racquet brand, what would you do?
What is missing from the market? What is good and bad? I am keen to hear your thoughts.