Gear Report: The 6 Best Racquets for Women

Ladies sports equipment isn't just about the color pink. Finding the right weight, size, and style is important for any female athlete. I found a great guide for all the ladies out there in need of a new racquet. Check it out...

Ladies sports equipment isn't just about the color pink. Finding the right weight, size, and style is important for any female athlete. In a male dominated industry, it's crucial that women take the extra time to find the perfect tennis equipment before hitting the court. I found a great guide for all the ladies out there in need of a new racquet. Check it out...

Tennis racquets don't necessarily come sized "for women" like tennis shoes, though some are classified as "women's" or "ladies". Instead, you will need to choose different types of racquets depending on your personal skill level and then look for them in a size and grip that is most comfortable for you.

If you are a brand new beginner, you want a nice all around racquet, with an oversized head. If you have basic to intermediate skills, choose either a light racquet or a heavy one, depending on whether you need more maneuverability or need more power. Advanced players will know what they need in a racquet, mainly both power and maneuverability, and will often choose to string it themselves.

Beginner Tennis Racquets for Women
The Wilson Hope Adult Recreational Tennis Racquet is pink, inexpensive, oversized, benefits breast cancer research and has a nice mix of everything a beginner tennis player could want. Wilson has been a trusted and popular sporting brand for decades, so they are a reliable choice for a first racquet, especially with a price tag under $50.

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You'll have no doubt this is a women's racquet - its bright pink! It benefits a great cause and adds style to your game. - Ben, Editor

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If that last racquet is a little too girly for you, you might want to try the Wilson Federer Signature Oversize Tennis Racquet on for size. Same brand, still oversized for an expanded "sweetspot," still for beginners, but at half the price of the Hope and in a more gender-neutral color scheme. This racquet is probably best for players who lack natural power.

Intermediate Tennis Racquets for Women
A return to the pink theme for now, with the Wilson Ladies nHope Hybrid Tennis Racquet. This still has an oversized head, but it offers more power than the previous two choices, while remaining lightweight. Since the price is about the same as the previous two racquets combined, you probably should be playing tennis regularly before you consider this racquet.

A slightly less expensive and much less pink option is the Prince Triple Threat Bandit. This titanium racquet has a medium power level and a moderate swing rating, ideal for the woman who loves the game, but isn't ready for heavy competition just yet.

Advanced Tennis Racquets for Women
If you are looking for a solid unstrung racquet at a beginner racquet price, the Head MicroGel Mojo Green Tennis Racquet is currently selling for about 60% off.

If you play all the time and are prone to tennis elbow, the Head Liquidmetal 4Tennis Racquet has an excellent dampening system that should provide a much less painful game for you, for about the cost of an intermediate racquet.

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Source: Yahoo!Sports

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