# How to read Points.

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by Roger Wawrinka, Nov 7, 2012.

1. ### Roger WawrinkaProfessional

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Hello again TW, I was wanting to balance my racquet but I wondering how to convert the inches on my ruler to points? As in example:10HL

2. ### diredesireSuper Moderator

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A "point" is 1/8 inch.

3. ### jorelHall of Fame

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so it would be 1 1/4 inches

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Roger Wawrinka,

As stated above, the balance points are equivalent to 1/8 of an inch of distance from the center point of the racquet.

On a standard length racquet (27 inches), 10 points head light would mean that the balance point is 1.25 inches from the center of the racquet (13.5 inches) towards the handle. Your balance would be 12.25 inches from the end of the buttcap to be exact.

Hope this is helpful.

Aaron
TW Customer Service