Differant racquet for doubles and singles?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by james_R, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. james_R

    james_R Guest

    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.
  2. Kaptain Karl

    Kaptain Karl Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2004
    The High Country of Colorado
    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....)

    - KK
  3. baseliner

    baseliner Professional

    Mar 1, 2004
    I have thought about getting another 5.0 HPS for my doubles and staying with my 6.1 HPS for singles.
  4. SC in MA

    SC in MA Semi-Pro

    Apr 6, 2004
    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.
  5. james_R

    james_R Guest

    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.
  6. Leon

    Leon Rookie

    Feb 15, 2005
    Diff racquets, diff feel?

    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 :(
  7. prostaff_6.1_classsic

    prostaff_6.1_classsic New User

    Mar 8, 2005
    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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