smaller wta players racquets with light racquets

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  1. rjkeene

    rjkeene New User

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    According to TW some smaller wta players, Cibulkova and Radwanska, for example, use racquet which weigh barely over 10 ounces, with swingweights less than 300.

    Does anyone know to what extent these players customize their racquets with additional weighting?
     
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  2. TennisCJC

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    See here: http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/201207mercury-insurance-open.html

    Strung wt, bal, sw for Cibul is 314 33.2 320

    I suggest even a small female should play a SW of 320grams as the physics of the game demand a certain amount of mass for power and health - more mass generates more power and more mass provides stability and comfort. Of course, this is a point where a racket is too heavy but a 320G swingweight is very, very light.

    Greg’s Racquet Service
    ServicesInfoLinksContact2012 Mercury Insurance Open
    Doug Denton Custom Racquet Service handled this WTA event, and provided these figures.

    Click on any column heading to sort up or down by the contents of that column.
    Player Racquet Weight Balance Swgwt
    Bartoli, Marion Prince 330 354 393
    Bartoli, Marion Prince 332 352.5 394
    Cibulkova, Dominika Dunlop 314 332 320
    Davis, Lauren Wilson 322 330 335
    Doi, Misaki Srixon 334 320 332
    Erakovic, Marina Wilson 336 320 355
    Fujiwara, Rika Yonex 328 333
    Hantuchova, Daniela Prince 346 321 351
    Larcher de Brito, Michelle Head 342 321 345
    Mattek-Sands, Bethanie Donnay 342 325 348
    Mirza, Sania Wilson 318 327.5 325
    Radwanska, Urszula Babolat 324 325 315
    Raymond Lisa Prince 350 310 337
    Raymond, Lisa Prince 352 310 338
    Scheepers, Chanelle Babolat 335 320 323
    Stevens, Sloan Head 340 316 330
    Wickmayer, Yanina Babolat 306 310

    Note that Bartoli's racquet is longer than the retail version.

    All swingweights are for strung racquets.
     
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