What a Beginner Should Look for in Personal Tennis Clothing and Equipment

Once you understand what is the correct and suitable personal attire for you to use, you are ready to embrace tennis training drills quicker. For example: What type of balls and shoes to use on certain court surfaces.Learning the Different tennis court surfaces as a beginner means being aware of the bounce and flight speed with various types of tennis balls. For example a regular- duty felt ball is preferred on clay courts, while an extra- duty felt ball is popular on hardcourts.TENNIS BALL: To maintain the perfect bounce of your balls, its best to keep them stored in sealed pressurised cans when not being used. A ball with a larger diameter than a standard tennis ball, is better suited for beginners, to aid in seeing the ball easily due to the slower flight path the larger ball takes.TENNIS SHOE: Wearing the correct shoes is essential to your game’s improvement and to remain injury-free. This is why the sport of tennis have their own unique tennis shoe style. Tennis shoes differ from conventional runners because of the constant lateral movement involved. The sole of a tennis shoe is purpose built to assist in this side-to-side movement.TENNIS RACQUET: To generalise, a racquet that has a heavy frame will generate more power and vibrate less. A stiff framed racquet has a greater sweet spot, although you will transfer the majority of the shock load to your arm, when hitting a ball. A flexible framed racquet can decrease the shock load on your arms.STRINGS: To decide on soft or tight tension of your tennis strings, will depend on your preferred choice of, if you want Power or Control. Soft tension gives you more Power, durability, feel and comfort. But the trade off is minimal control. With tight tension strings, you get maximum control only.CLOTHING: The days of heavy cotton fabrics are fading. They are being replaced with light-weight breathable, even sweat resistant fabrics. These performance based shirts will keep players cooler, especially during long matches in direct sunlight. Nowadays men wear longer shorts and tighter body hugging shirts. Women these days are wearing tank tops and skirts. This allows you to move your limbs (arms and legs) backwards and forwards, side to side as well as any rotating motion in comfort and ease.With some careful thought and planning you can quickly advance your learning ability when doing tennis drills or playing a game.