Advice 1: How to choose a badminton racquet

Until recently, badminton was the most popular game in Russia. Often acquaintance with him was limited to the mere throwing of the Shuttle somewhere on a picnic or at the cottage. And therefore the requirements of the sports equipment was brought low. However, with the introduction of badminton into the curriculum of secondary school for many parents a problem of choosing the most important piece of equipment a badminton player – racket.
How to choose a badminton racquet
Racket for badminton are available in three versions: home, basic and professional. Good rackets are always sold as one piece in an individual case that protects the grid. Be sure to include a passport or certificate, which identifies the main characteristics. This racket may not be cheaper 700-800 rubles.
Pay attention to the material from which made the racket. Rackets for beginners are made of steel or aluminum. They are more heavy, but higher strength. The rim of this racket is designed for less strong stretch.
Look at the racket. The models intended for Amateurs and beginners, the rim is attached to the rod using the T-shaped joint. Racket for professionals are made of a titanium-graphite or graphite alloys fully. They are very light, the body is a whole. But the Pro racquets have less strength and therefore can easily be damaged by careless blow on the floor or rack of the grid.
The generally accepted length of a racket for game in badminton – 665 mm. For professional players there are longer versions with 675 mm length or extra length – 680 mm.
The main parameters are mass, stiffness of the rod and balance. Racket weighs 81-150 grams, excluding the strings and the windings. Professional model-class is very lightweight, have a weight of 81 to 84 gr. The weight of the racket can be specified on the web or in the certificate letter designations: 2U/W2 (90-94гр) - Amateur and basic models, 3U/W3 (85-89гр), 4U/W4 (80-84гр) – rackets for professional players, 5U/W5 (75-79гр) - extra light model-only players of the highest class.
The stiffness of the rod of the racket affects the machining accuracy of the shuttlecock. As a rule, the higher the class of a badminton player, the stiffer the racket he chooses for the game. Playing with a stiff racket untrained athlete can be very hard, moreover it is very easy to injure your wrist. Stiffness is denoted by English terms: Medium – flexible, Stiff – partially flexible, Extra Stiff – minimum flexibility. Sometimes used digital signage rigidity of the rod: 8,0-8,5 – hard or 9.0 to 9.5 flexible.
The following important factor - balance. The stronger the balance offset in the rim, the stronger the attack; such rackets is usually played professional badminton players of high class. Also these rackets I prefer to use players of the attacking plan. But together with a shift of balance in the rim is reduced accuracy, so for those who are just learning to play badminton, it is better to choose rackets with a neutral balance or a small offset in the handle.
If the passport is not specified, the balance of the racket or you take an inventory with the owner, try to determine the balance yourself. To do this, put the racquet on the edge of your index finger and locate the point where the handle and rim are trimmed. Then measure the distance from the end of the handle to the found point. If the balance is shifted towards the rim, the distance must be equal to 295-305 mm, with a neutral balance - of 290-300 mm, the displacement of the balance in the handle 285-295 mm.
There are additional parameters that are different badminton rackets. It is the thickness of the winding, the tensile force of the mesh, the thickness of the strings, the shape of the rim and so on. But for the novice player, these settings don't matter much.
Choosing a racket in the store, be sure to make it a few moves that mimic the hitting the shuttlecock. Even with the same basic parameters of the rackets of different companies may vary. Focus on your feelings. Choose the racket that is most conveniently lies in your hand.
Useful advice
If your city has a badminton section, please contact for advice on choosing a racket to coach. Very often in the sports section you will be able to suggest a good badminton racket at a lower price than the store, and to give professional advice tailored to your individual parameters.

90% of all badminton players in the world playing racket firms Yonex.

Advice 2: How to choose a racket for the big tennis

Every year tennis is becoming more popular. In this sport you can do at any age, it will help you to constantly maintain a high vitality, and in addition, it strengthens all the major muscles of your body. An important role in this sport is a tennis racket, to some extent, depend on all of your future success. Using the following tips, you will be able to buy a tennis racketthat will allow you to achieve great results.
How to choose a racket for the big tennis
When you purchase a racket the first thing you need to pay attention is the size of the handle. It is recommended to choose as much as possible the handle - this will allow you to feel much more comfortable and confident in the game. To check how well you fit the chosen handle, you can use the following technique: first, any of the arms, take the racket (the hand should grasp the handle, then the index finger of the other hand drop into the space between the fingers and palm of the hand that holds the racket. If the width of this gap is equal to your index finger, it means that the racket suit you completely.
You then need to determine the head size of the racket, it is of several options:- racket Oversize and Super Oversize suitable for those people who prefer to play in pairs or stand on the back of the line, as this type of racquet allows you to perform the most powerful kicks, spin and cut the ball. However, newcomers have a head size can only lead to the increase in the number of inaccurate shots;
- racket Mid Size and Mid Plus provide better control of the shot. In addition, the size Mid Plus has a more powerful impact.
The rim thickness typically ranges from 18 to 30 millimeters. It is thicker, the stronger the flow and tougher she a tennis racket. When choosing a rim, remember that in case you prefer to perform quick shots, you need a thin rim. The thicker will be the rim, the more the chance of failing to hit the ball on it. To get rid of such problems is possible only through regular training.
Length of racket is 27 to 29 inches (this is set by the rules). The longer you pick up the racket, the more powerful will get a shot.
The last thing to check is balance. Take the racket in the middle, so you check her balance. If the racquet tends to the side of the head, it is designed to play on the back line. If on the contrary, for filing. Professionals prefer to use tennis rackets balanced in the center.
The head size of the racket: tennis Rackets, head more than 110 inch2 suitable for playing on the back line or play in pairs. This racket is easier to spin and cut, and also to do powerful strikes. If the clearance is equal to the width of a finger, then this racket is for you.
Useful advice
How to choose the right racket. Tennis is very popular these days. Russian athletes have achieved great success in the world. More and more adults and children begin to engage in tennis. Tennis racket for children, mainly made of aluminum and are inexpensive (from 800 to 2,500 rubles), and do not need for beginners, younger players choose an expensive racket for the big tennis, because children are not yet able to assess some of its special qualities.

Advice 3: How to choose a racket for table tennis

Need to know what parameters have a tennis racket? These parameters are: price, convenience, grip, weight, speed, rotation (torsion), control. From all these parameters (except the price) depends directly on the level and quality of your game, and the latter have a rating scale of 0 to 10 or 0 to 100 (depends on manufacturer). Also have a racquet with two coatings (with different sides): defensive and offensive.
How to choose a racket for table tennis

Let's start with those parameters that do not affect your playing style. They are convenience of the handle and weight. Everything is simple and clear. The racket should be good to go to your hand. Regarding weight - you have to feel the racket, but there should be a sense that you're holding a kettlebell or boulder, although it is individual, maybe it's someone and like it.

We now turn to characteristics that directly affect and create the style of your game: control, spin and speed. To find these settings you can only by defining your play style, there are only three offensive, defensive and a mixture. However, the mixed level of the game involves the use of racquets, one side of which is coated with attacking the coating and on the other hand, protective. Defining your style, comfortable weight and convenient handle, you can move on to the selection of the three most important parameters.

Control is a fundamental parameter required for both offense and defense. The high rate of this characteristic will be useful to all. It depends mainly on the rubber spikes and their length on it. But this figure is physically contrasted with the speed, since with increasing speed decreasing control. Accordingly, this parameter must be at a sufficiently high level of the players who chose the side of protection or a mix that will allow them to recapture enough strong blows of the attacking players or to control a highly twisted beats defending.

Rotation - determines how much you will be able to spin the ball when playing. A large value of this feature is a must-have for people whose style or a mixture, but high values do not interfere, and the attacking side, if it is not to the detriment of speed.

The speed is a parameter that love aggressive people. Everything is simple. The higher the value, the higher the speed, so the enemy will be harder to beat this ball. Be careful, because the control and speed cannot be very high in single coverage, but speed without control is not too useful.

Now let's talk about the price, because it is an important parameter. If you are a beginner, do not chase performance. You quite like a conventional racket. If you are a lover, then look to the side of the racquets a little more expensive. They can be found on two or three stars. If you are a professional, then you know what to buy and where.

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