I admit it – I’m obsessed with tennis racquets. It’s gone too far, meaning it has started to hurt my game.
The reason is that I find myself blaming my racquet for everything that goes wrong. If only it had a bigger frame, felt differently, had new strings, had a new grip (easily fixed by bringing new grips to the court). And so I run to my racquet bag and pick up another frame which obviously doesn’t help my game since it doesn’t make much sense to change your frame in the middle of the match. You need to really “become one” with your racquet to maximize your game.
At this point, I’ve decided to try to stick with my Head Prestige IG MP and beef it up with some lead tape and a leather grip to get more weight and depth on my shots. Together with that I’m also trying different string setups at the moment to get better feel.
If you want to read more about the difficult but fun decision of which racquet to play with, check out these links:
The Best Tennis Rackets for Intermediate Players, Choosing the right tennis racket, Tennis Racquets for Beginners, The Best Tennis Racket for Intermediate Players part 2 and What Tennis Racket Should I Buy?