The professional edge

“You cannot be serious…”

John McEnroe

There is a lot of tennis on the TV in Australia at the moment. It is tempting to grab one of the amazing racquets that the Pros use and have a hit yourself. It is not that simple. Firstly, the racquets they swing have extra weight in the frame for more power. They really don’t suit amateurs, no matter how enthusiastic you might be. Secondly, you can’t buy the models they use. Racquet companies usually have a new model each year, to keep sales up. A racquet is almost part of a professional player’s body. They don’t really want to change their weapon of choice. Cleverly, their racquets are usually painted to mimic the current seasonal offering of their sponsor. For example, Novak Djokovic currently endorses a Head Graphene Speed Touch. In reality he uses a mysterious model PT113B. This is a modified Head Radical racquet from the early 2000s, the one he was using when he first turned Pro. Readers of this blog will not be surprised that my racquets are blue. #babolatpuredrive #letsmakelemonade

1 thought on “The professional edge

  1. I used to have a heavy frame racquet at 15; perhaps unwisely, had a smashing serve few could return.

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