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Tennis and its tools

Posted Jan 11 2009 3:05pm
by Kevin Gillett

Tennis has always inspired us. It has given a lot of delegated pleasure. When open era began, rod laver charmed us with his magic. Then the floodgates opened. Since then, there has been Bjorg, Connors, McEnroe, Lendl, Sampras, Federer and Nadal. Each has been classy with their various shades. Few had great muscle power; others had those subtle from-the-death shots. Still others defined their play with magical backline game, fluid backhand and forehand strokes and a lot more. All of this made tennis the great sport that it is today; liked by many and admired by still many.

Most of the times, this has kept the tools of the game at the backstage. They have been just as important. Think of the stars without their tools. How would they shine? The tennis racquets and tennis balls are the prime movers of the game. They are as big stars. Do you know how much specification a tennis racquet holds in itself? There are many things that must be kept in mind before buying the racquets. The professional racquets provide with very supple beam width. Such racquets add another dimension to the sports. It provides with a lot of flexibility as well. Beam width is also associated with control. These professional racquets are ergonomic.

In terms of balance, a racquet can be head heavy or head light. It can also be evenly balanced. The racquet length is divided over 5 main specifications. They vary between 27 and 28 inches keeping a distance of .25 inches. Today, the sports is being strongly followed frown a young age. This is why there are many junior racquets as well. They come with lighter grips and area little smaller in sizes. Used racquets can be bought over many online stores at attractive prices.

The racquet strings are made out of animal gut. It has a laminated wooden frame. In present times, the wooden laminations are not used in general for lack of stiffness. They are being replaced by titanium, fiberglass, ceramic or some other alloy. The gut uses nylon today. The racquet head is adequately bent to provide the players with more comfort while playing low shots and shots from the corner of the court.

A tennis ball is another important accessory which is usually 6.7 centimeters in diameter and its color is yellow. Today, the tennis balls used in professional international tennis has many chemicals mixed with rubber to attain the desired consistency. Naturally, Southeast Asia is the top exporter of these balls as rubber plantations are most abundant here. The felt of the ball is its most costly part. The felt is being steamed to provide it greater power to combat wind and also offers it a lot of reduction in bounce.

Tennis bags come in backpacks as well as 12 size bags. Top global companies like Nike, Adidas, Dunlop, Wilson, Head and others are producing high quality bags to let a player feel comfortable with his package. In terms of size, there are 3 racquets, 6 racquets, 8-12 racquets, duffle gears and wheeled tour accessory bags. They are available online over many reputed outlets today.

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