View Full Version : Differant racquet for doubles and singles?
03-09-2005, 08:23 AM
Out of interest, do you ever feel that using a differant racquet for doubles and singles can be advantageous? I am using an i.prestige MP at the moment and love the punch on volleys and approach shots when playing doubles. But compared to my Yonex RDX500MID it's not so mobile or spin friendly and I generally find I feel a little more comfortable using the latter in singles. I would have thought logic dictates that it would be better to stick to one or the other, period, but maybe not...The requirements of the two game formats are quite differant, after all.
03-09-2005, 09:10 AM
I keep one OS version of my MP racquets in my bag. If the speed of that day's game is "pushing me" too much, I switch to the OS. (Usually happens when I've already played too much in a two day stretch....)
03-09-2005, 11:14 AM
I have thought about getting another 5.0 HPS for my doubles and staying with my 6.1 HPS for singles.
SC in MA
03-09-2005, 11:28 AM
Out of interest, do you ever feel that using a differant racquet for doubles and singles can be advantageous? ...The requirements of the two game formats are quite differant, after all.Yes I do. Maybe I think that way because I'm getting older and can't manuever my singles racket like I used to when playing doubles. I play singles on clay outdoors and doubles on hardcourts indoors. My singles racket is an nCode61 95 that I add a little weight to at 3 & 9 for claycourt singles. Even when I take the weight off for indoor doubles, I'm slow on the backhand returns and quick-volley exchanges. Just yesterday I played doubles with the Slazenger X1, which is solid, but lighter. It made a huge improvement in my play.
03-09-2005, 11:35 AM
Yes I liked the Slazenger and found it excellent all round. I am now serving and volleying much of the time in doubles and my singles is becomming far more all court as well. For some reason I find it more of an issue to have a larger head racquet for doubles than singles. With singles I really don't notice that im only using a 90.
But how about getting used to one racquet. Diff swing weight, diff power, feel. When you switch you have to get used again, I guess it would confuse me :(
03-09-2005, 12:08 PM
i use a classic with a different string pattern. 18/20 for singles, 16/18 for doubles. i tend to play a serve and volly doubles, but am alot more baseline inclined in singles.
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