When Should I Change My Padel Tennis Racket?
You’ve had your racket for a while now, and you’re thinking when to swap padel racket.
There are actually a LOT of different aspects to consider while changing padel rackets; let’s go over each one.
As you go over your list, ask yourself, “Does this apply to me?” Then you’ll know when to change your padel racket!
Let’s get this Padel party started.
To get the best racquet for YOU, answer six questions.
1. When did you get your racket?
Have some fun with your shiny new padel racket! Spend some time getting acquainted to it and playing with it.
The length of time you have your bat influences the likelihood that you will need to replace it; when the bat wears out, your level changes, and it is time for something new.
Here’s a quick reference:
0-3 months – Continue to use your current racket
3 to 6 months – You can continue, but if you believe a change is required, begin looking/testing.
6 months or more – Now is an excellent time to consider purchasing a new racket!
I conducted a poll on the Padel Tennis Hub Twitter account and discovered that the majority of individuals go through 2-3 rackets every year, so changing every 6 months is a fantastic strategy.
So, when should you change your padel racket? Approximately every 6 months.
2. How far have you come?
Examine your progress over the last 6 months, regardless of the racket you were using; how much better are you now than you were 6 months ago?
This is significant because, as you develop, you must ensure that your racket is not holding you back.
3. What is the condition of your racket?
The more you use your racket, the more it will wear down over time; scratches may become wider, a small crack may become larger, and the bat may become softer or harder over time, depending on how long it has been used and the conditions it has been in.
Examine your padel racket carefully; are there any scratches or little cracks at the top? If this is the case, these might swiftly grow in size, necessitating the need for a replacement.
Is the bat harder now than it was when you first started using it? Or is it too soft? The temperature, whether cold or hot, might have an impact on this.
Have a look at our other blog – Is it Padel Tennis or Paddle Tennis?
4. Do You Have a Flaw in Your Game?
Do you believe there is an area of your game that may be improved?
Do you require MORE POWER? OR MORE POWER? This is a clear indication that you need to replace your padel racket; some people have natural strengths and limitations on the court.
Power, for example, may come easily to you! As a result, you must switch to a control racket.
If your game is perfectly even, you most likely have a padel racket that is suitable for your game.
5. Do you experience any arm strains on the court?
The last issue to consider while changing your padel racket is arm strain.
If you are completely comfortable and find your racket easy to operate, you should be fine.
If you experience any pain or strain when hitting the ball, you should change your padel racket. A good test is to hit the ball hard, and if you feel a vibration in your arm as you strike, you should switch to something that doesn’t generate a vibration.
You may acquire something lighter, or anything with an AVS (anti vibration system), which greatly decreases vibrations.
When Should You Change Your Padel Racket?
Examine each of these topics; did any of them relate to you? If none did, keep your racket and have fun with it! If 1-2 did, start thinking about a new bat, but don’t be too concerned.
If ALL of them did, then you MUST change your padel racket; it is critical that you do so since you are severely impeding your game.
Some important points to consider:
If you have a crack, seek for a new one right away.
Start looking if you have tennis elbow; you don’t want to worsen the issue.
You now understand when to change your padel racket!