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Racquets come in all shapes and sizes.

The standard length for an adult racquet is 27 inches. A junior should use as long a racquet as she or he can comfortably handle.

If it is too small, the player will have to use excessive wrist and elbow action - which is bad for technique and the arm.

Once a junior weighs about six stone (38 kg), they are ready for an adult racquet.

Age 0-4 years: 19"
Age 4-6 years: 21"
Age 7-8 years: 23"
Age 9-10 years: 25"
Age 10-12 years: 26"
Age 12 years plus: 27"
Go for a light racquet; which makes it is easy to handle.

If it is too light, too much vibration will be transmitted to your arm.

Between 10 and 11 ounces (280-300g) - about as light as a packet of biscuits - should be a good choice for a beginner.





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