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What's the best head size for a tennis racquet?

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Question: What's the best head size for a tennis racquet?
Answer: A larger head offers
  • more power
  • usually a more open string pattern for slightly better spin
  • a larger sweet spot
  • more resistance to twisting for an off-center hit at any given distance
A smaller head offers
  • more control
  • more maneuverability at a given weight and balance
  • less maximum twisting because a ball that would hit the outer edges of a large head will simply miss a smaller one
Larger, "oversize" heads are generally the best choice for beginners. Most advanced players prefer "mid-size" heads.

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