In addition to grip size as you develop you may also want to take into account other characteristics that the racket has, these can be the overall amount of power in relation to control, where the weight is located, typically in the head or in the grip, and the overall feel, we normally refer too this as the racket playing profile.
Our official racket sponsor VOLKL TENNIS have an excellent system to determine the right racket for you, they give each racket a number and the number directly corresponds to the playing profile, the lower number rackets tend to be lighter, more powerful and more forgiving, the higher numbers tend to offer more control and feel but are little less forgiving meaning they are better for more experienced players!
Please see the diagram below for a detailed guide to Volkl Rackets.
Our loaner rackets are all Volkl racket from various ranges, but the number system is consistent so a V Cell 4 will be the same as a V Feel 4, a V Sense 4 or a Super G 4.
In addition to adult rackets we are also able to offer a wide selection of junior rackets, junior rackets are referred to by their size in inches, an adult racket is around 26 inches, at the centre we can loan rackets as from 19 inches, these are perfect for children as young as 3 years old!
Feel free to discuss the rackets with our coaching team and they will be happy to guide you in the right direction.