Best racket head size for 1 bhb?

Larrysümmers

Hall of Fame
i hit my best one handers with a 110 head sized racket, lol. i cant think of what it was called but it was only like 9oz or so, about 4pts HH and stiff. but it was a topspin machine i tell ya what
 

Larrysümmers

Hall of Fame
basically, there is no right answer. a big head wont make your one hander any worse than a smaller headed racket. focus on finding a racket that feels the best for you and is the easiest to swing.
 

Agent Orynge

Professional
basically, there is no right answer. a big head wont make your one hander any worse than a smaller headed racket. focus on finding a racket that feels the best for you and is the easiest to swing.
I don't know, your wrist could get awfully cramped, depending on how... talented you are.
 

colan5934

Semi-Pro
^^^He's right. Just use whatever feels best (Demo, demo, demo). I have a friends who loves hitting his 1hbh with a 90 and can't stand anything larger, and I have another friend who is the same way but with his 105 sq. inch frame. It's all about what feels best to you.
 

Xonemains

Semi-Pro
higher level players prefer smaller head sizes for the 1hbh because of abit more control.

otherwise, its all the same, just try to hit ball in the middle of the racquet
 

mykoh

Rookie
i hit my 1hbh pretty well with an 89sqi. the racquet you use has to give you confidence. if a 100sqi gives you that, then use it. personally, the smaller headsize forces me to concentrate.
 

Hi I'm Ray

Professional
This subject has come up a few times in the past months already. The general opinion is that the head size doesn't really matter and is really just personal preference. Pros with 1HBH use a variety of different head sizes btw.
 

Dgpsx7

Professional
From my experience 95 or smaller. My best 1hbh I ever had was with my KPS88 which is about 92. The K90 is really good too for that.
 

mykoh

Rookie
what about the weight and the 1hbh? is it possible a greater static/swing weight would help with the 1hbh?
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
what about the weight and the 1hbh? is it possible a greater static/swing weight would help with the 1hbh?
It seems to me that having "enough" heft in the racquet allows it to plow through the ball well with a one-hander, but what's enough for one player or another will certainly vary. Whenever I've sampled lighter frames in recent history, I noticed that my one-hander was the most drastically affected shot.

A sound one-hander requires some decent technique and good timing to avoid muscling the racquet to the ball, but a slightly heavier frame seems to do a better job of propelling itself through the ball once that stroke gets it going.
 

BVSlam

Professional
Well, I have two Wilson rackets. A KFactor Six.One Lite with a frame size of 102 sq and a BLX Six.One Team with a frame size of 95 sq. The BLX plays a bit more comfortably overall, with high balls it doesn't really matter, but with low balls, a smaller frame seems more comfortable to me.
 

ccmtennis

Rookie
I think the weight has more to do with it. Having that extra plow helps but when I did have a heavier stick my FH needed much more adjustment but it was well worth especially on returns with a 1hbh
 

Korso

Semi-Pro
I hit my best one handed backhands with 95 or smaller. I hit my best forhands with an OS so I go in between and use 100 sq in most of the time.
 
As most have said smaller definitely feels better on the one hander. I recently switched from a 93 to 98 and definitely feel a little bit less control on my one hander. Not a big deal, but 93in feels SO NATURAL
 

vtec407

New User
I hit my best one handed backhands with 95 or smaller. I hit my best forhands with an OS so I go in between and use 100 sq in most of the time.
This is my dilemma. I have an m-fil 300 (98") and my 1 hand backhand is so smooth with it. But I demoed my brother's areogel 4d 500 (100") yesterday and my forehand is a lot better with his racket with so much more spin. Don't know if I should stick with my racket or go bigger?
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Do you hit more forehands or backhands? Some players work pretty hard to be able to run around their backhands while some like to hit lots of them.

One empirical approach would be to try out the other for a few months and then determine which you win more matches with. I wouldn't think that there's much difference between a 98 and 100.
 

vtec407

New User
Do you hit more forehands or backhands? Some players work pretty hard to be able to run around their backhands while some like to hit lots of them.

One empirical approach would be to try out the other for a few months and then determine which you win more matches with. I wouldn't think that there's much difference between a 98 and 100.
movdqa, to be honest I'm more comfortable hitting forehands than backhands as I tend to hit more winners off of them. I also tend to run around my backhands a lot often. I'm not a competitive player, just casual.
 
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