Originally Posted by arun_mrk
I have been playing tennis for about 6 yrs and have never should a dampener. However, I see all of my partner use it.
Now, my question is,
Should I start thinking about using a dampener?
Is dampener really useful considering all the improvement that had happened in the racquet technology that happened?
I was following the pro in US open to see what the pro do and found some pro use and some doesn't use dampener.
A dampener only changes the sound and the feel of vibration from the racket. It does nothing to help or improve your game.
I like a more muted sound/feel so I use a dampener. If you don't use one and are fine with the sound / feel of your racket, you don't need one.