Sports Rackets

Sports Rackets

Description
Description

Sports rackets are tools used in racket sports such as tennis, badminton, squash, and table tennis. Each sport has a racket designed specifically for its unique requirements. Tennis rackets typically have a larger head and are heavier, providing power for longer court coverage. Badminton rackets are lighter and have a smaller head, suited for quick, precise movements. Squash rackets are similar to tennis rackets but are smaller and more robust to handle the high-speed ball. Table tennis paddles are smaller, with a solid surface to allow for a variety of spins.

Rackets consist of a handle, a frame, and a network of strings. They are found in sports equipment stores, online retailers, and at sports clubs and facilities. These rackets are crucial for the gameplay, technique, and skill development in their respective sports.

History
History

Sports rackets began as simple wooden frames with gut strings, mainly used in early versions of tennis and badminton. As these sports evolved, so did the rackets. They were initially heavy and cumbersome, limiting the speed and style of play. Over time, manufacturers experimented with different materials and designs.

In the mid-20th century, metal frames like steel and aluminum became popular, offering more durability and power. This was followed by the introduction of lightweight materials like graphite and carbon fiber, which revolutionized racket design. These advancements allowed for larger racket heads, improved strength, and greater control, significantly enhancing player performance and changing the nature of racket sports.

Future
Future

The evolution of sports rackets is likely to focus on even more advanced materials and customization. With new technologies, rackets could be tailored to individual playing styles and physical characteristics, like grip size and string tension preferences. We might see the integration of smart technology, with sensors embedded in the racket to provide feedback on performance, such as swing speed or ball impact point. These innovations will help players refine their technique more effectively.

Additionally, there's a growing interest in eco-friendly materials, so future rackets may also emphasize sustainability. This combination of personalization, technological integration, and environmental consciousness will redefine the role and capabilities of sports rackets, enhancing player experience and performance.

Common Questions
Common Questions
How do I properly maintain and care for my sports racket?

To maintain your sports racket, regularly check and replace worn strings. Store it in a temperature-controlled environment, as extreme temperatures can warp the frame. Use a damp cloth to clean the grip and frame, avoiding harsh chemicals. Protect the racket with a case when not in use. Finally, regularly inspect for damage like cracks or loose strings, addressing issues promptly.

What grip techniques are essential for different sports equipment?

Various sports require specific grip techniques for optimal performance. In tennis, players use Eastern, Western, or Continental grips for different shots. Golfers choose between overlapping, interlocking, or baseball grips for club control. Baseball and softball players adapt bat grips based on knuckles, fingers, or palm positioning. Table tennis players employ Shakehand or Penhold grip styles. Cricket players use different bat grips for control and power. Hockey players' grips vary by position, whether field or ice hockey, affecting their handling and maneuvering of the equipment.

How do you determine the right tension for a racket's strings?

The right tension for a racket's strings depends on the player's style, preferences, and the specific sport. Generally, higher tension provides more control and precision, while lower tension offers more power and spin. Players should consider their skill level, playing style, and comfort when choosing string tension. Experimentation and feedback from a coach or experienced players can help find the optimal tension for individual performance.

Sports

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8.66”-9.06” | 220-230 mm
1” | 25.4 mm (Handle)
26.18”-26.77” | 665-680 mm
2.46-3.35 oz | 70-95 g
Badminton Racket
23.000
2.540
68.000
0.095
45000
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Badminton Racket3D model of a Badminton Racket viewed in perspective3D model of a Badminton Racket viewed in perspective
2.61” | 67 mm (Max Diameter)
34” | 86.4 cm (Typical)
2.06-2.25 lb | .935-1.02 kg
Baseball Bat
6.700
86.400
1.020
50000
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Baseball BatView of a Baseball Bat - Professional in 3D available for downloadView of a Baseball Bat - Professional in 3D available for download
4.25” | 10.8 cm
2.64” | 67 mm
33.5”-34.375” | 85.1-87.3 cm; 38” | 96.5 cm (Max)
2.63–3 lb | 1.19-1.36 kg
Cricket Bat
10.800
6.700
96.500
1.360
9400
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Cricket BatPerspective view of a 3D model of a Cricket BatPerspective view of a 3D model of a Cricket Bat
4.73” | 12 cm (Handguard)
43.31” | 110 cm
17.63 oz | 500 g (Max)
Fencing Foil
12.000
110.000
0.500
4700
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Fencing FoilView of a Fencing Foil in 3D available for downloadView of a Fencing Foil in 3D available for download
5.5” | 14 cm (Handguard)
5.9” | 15 cm (Handguard)
41.34” | 105 cm
17.63 oz | 500 g (Max)
Fencing Sabre
14.000
15.000
105.000
0.500
3300
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Fencing SabrePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing SabrePerspective view of a 3D model of a Fencing Sabre
5.31” | 13.5 cm (Handguard)
43.31” | 110 cm
27.34 oz | 775 g (Max)
Fencing Épée
13.500
110.000
0.775
1200
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Fencing Épée3D model of a Fencing Épée viewed in perspective3D model of a Fencing Épée viewed in perspective
4.33”-4.88” | 110-124 mm
1.2” | 30 mm (Diameter)
35”-38” | 89-95 cm; 41” | 104.1 cm (Max)
19-22 oz | 538-623 g; 26 oz | 737 g (Max)
Field Hockey Stick
12.400
3.000
104.100
0.737
4000
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Field Hockey Stick3D model of a Field Hockey Stick viewed in perspective3D model of a Field Hockey Stick viewed in perspective
15”-15.5” | 38.1-39.4 cm (Blade Length)
.88”-1.13” | 22.4-28.7 mm (Shaft)
56”-63” | 142.2-160 cm
21.2-29.1 oz | 600-825 g
Ice Hockey Goalie Stick
39.400
2.870
160.000
0.825
600
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Ice Hockey Goalie StickView of a Ice Hockey Goalie Stick in 3D available for downloadView of a Ice Hockey Goalie Stick in 3D available for download
12.6”-15.75” | 32-40 cm
.88”-1.13” | 22.4-28.7 mm (Shaft)
56”-63” | 142.2-160 cm
14.64-16.75 oz | 415-475 g
Ice Hockey Stick
40.000
2.870
160.000
0.475
18200
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Ice Hockey StickPerspective view of a 3D model of a Ice Hockey StickPerspective view of a 3D model of a Ice Hockey Stick
10”-12” | 25.4-30.5 cm
5”-5.5” | 127-139.7 mm (Pocket)
40”-72” | 101.6-182.9 cm
6-14 oz | 170-397 g
Lacrosse Goalie Stick
30.500
13.970
182.900
0.397
250
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Lacrosse Goalie Stick3D model of a Lacrosse Goalie Stick viewed in perspective3D model of a Lacrosse Goalie Stick viewed in perspective
6.5”-10” | 16.5-25.4 cm
2”-2.5” | 50.8-63.5 mm (Pocket)
40”-42” | 101.6-106.7 cm (Offense); 52”-72” | 132.1-182.9 cm (Defense)
5-12 oz | 142-340 g
Lacrosse Stick
25.400
6.350
182.900
0.340
14500
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Lacrosse StickView of a Lacrosse Stick in 3D available for downloadView of a Lacrosse Stick in 3D available for download
7”-8.25” | 177.8-209.6 mm
1.25” | 31.8 mm
15.5”-17” | 39.37-43.18 cm (Max)
6.5-9.5 oz | 185-270 g
Pickleball Paddle
20.960
3.180
43.180
0.270
23900
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Pickleball PaddlePerspective view of a 3D model of a Pickleball PaddlePerspective view of a 3D model of a Pickleball Paddle
5.9” | 15 cm
.85”-.91” | 21.8-23 mm
9.45”-10.25” | 24-26 cm
2.47-3.53 oz | 70-100 g
Ping-Pong Paddle
15.000
2.300
26.000
0.100
11000
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Ping-Pong PaddlePerspective view of a 3D model of a Ping-Pong Paddle (Table Tennis Racket)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Ping-Pong Paddle (Table Tennis Racket)
9”-9.25” | 228-235 mm (Head)
1.77” | 45 mm (Head Diameter)
50”-53” | 127-135 cm
17.1-19.93 oz | 485-565 g (Overall); 5.6-8.5 oz | 160-240 g (Mallet Head)
Polo Mallet
23.500
4.500
135.000
0.565
450
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Polo MalletPerspective view of a 3D model of a Polo MalletPerspective view of a 3D model of a Polo Mallet
9.5”-11.5” | 241.3-292.1 mm
1” | 25.4 mm
19”-22” | 48.3-55.9 cm (Max)
5.3-6.5 oz | 150-185 g
Racquetball Racquet
29.210
2.540
55.900
0.185
2700
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Racquetball Racquet3D model of a Racquetball Racquet viewed in perspective3D model of a Racquetball Racquet viewed in perspective
8.46” | 21.5 cm (Max)
1.125” | 28.6 mm
27” | 68.6 cm (Max)
3.9-5.1 oz | 110-145 g
Squash Racket
21.500
2.860
68.600
0.145
2250
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Squash RacketView of a Squash Racket in 3D available for downloadView of a Squash Racket in 3D available for download
10.625” | 27 cm
.625” | 15.9 mm
27”-27.5” | 68.6-69.9 cm
9-11 oz | 255-312 g
Tennis Racket - Midplus
27.000
1.590
69.900
0.312
70000
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Tennis Racket - MidplusPerspective view of a 3D model of a Midplus Tennis RacketPerspective view of a 3D model of a Midplus Tennis Racket
Squash Racket
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting rackets compared to the Squash Racket

A Squash Racket, also referred to as Squash, is used to play the sport of Squash based on striking a ball towards the walls of the interior court. Squash rackets are typically made of boron, Kevlar, graphite, or titanium. Squash rackets are similar to a tennis racket in appearance, but vary in size and weight.

Lighter Squash Rackets are preferred for quick shots, while heavier Squash Rackets are easier to control. There are two types of frame shapes: heart and water drop. The profile and strings of the Squash Racket have an impact on the stiffness and power of a shot. Squash Rackets are available in a variety of colors.

Squash Rackets have an overall maximum length of 27” (68.6 cm), maximum width of 8.46” (21.5 cm), and common depth of 1.125” (28.6 mm). The length of the handle between is 7”-7.25” (177.8-184.2 mm) with a typical grip circumference of 3.875” (98.4 mm). The weight of a Squash Racket is between 3.9-5.1 oz (110-145 g). The total surface area of a Squash Racket cannot exceed 77.5 in2 (500 cm2).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Squash Racket measured with overall width, length, and depth
A Squash Racket, also referred to as Squash, is used to play the sport of Squash based on striking a ball towards the walls of the interior court. Squash rackets are typically made of boron, Kevlar, graphite, or titanium. Squash rackets are similar to a tennis racket in appearance, but vary in size.

Squash Rackets have an overall maximum length of 27” (68.6 cm), maximum width of 8.46” (21.5 cm), and common depth of 1.125” (28.6 mm). The length of the handle between is 7”-7.25” (177.8-184.2 mm) with a typical grip circumference of 3.875” (98.4 mm). The weight of a Squash Racket is between 3.9-5.1 oz (110-145 g). The total surface area of a Squash Racket cannot exceed 77.5 in2 (500 cm2).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Squash Racket measured with overall width, length, and depth
Squash Racket
Height:
Width:
8.46” | 21.5 cm (Max)
Length:
27” | 68.6 cm (Max)
Depth:
1.125” | 28.6 mm
Weight:
3.9-5.1 oz | 110-145 g
Area:

Handle Length: 7”-7.25” | 177.8-184.2 mm
Surface Area:
77.5 in2 | 500 cm2 (Max)
Beam Width:
.63”-.83” | 16-21 mm
Grip Circumference:
3.875” | 98.4 mm
Materials: Graphite, aluminum, hybrid, laminated lumber (traditional)

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Squash Racket front, side, bottom

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Tennis Racket - Midplus
Size comparison drawing showing the length of a Tennis Racket (Midplus) in relation to other rackets

A Tennis Racket is the primary piece of equipment needed to play tennis. There is a handle that is connected to a neck that joins a roughly elliptical frame that holds a network of tightly pulled strings. In the first 100 years of modern tennis, the rackets were made of wood, and the strings were made of animal gut.

Through most of the 20th century, laminated wood rackets were more commonly used, and then metal and composites of carbon graphite, ceramics, and lighter metals like titanium were introduced. The strings now are made of a synthetic material that match the feel of gut, but with added durability.

The Midplus Tennis Racket has a length between 27”-27.5” (68.6-69.9 cm), width of 10.625” (27 cm), and racket frame depth of .625” (15.9 mm). The head size of a Midplus Tennis Racket is 96-105 in² | 619-677 cm²
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Collection of scaled elevation drawings of Midplus Tennis Racket measured with length, head size, depth, and width
A Tennis Racket is the primary piece of equipment needed to play tennis. There is a handle connected to a neck that joins an elliptical frame that holds a network of tightly pulled strings. In the first 100 years of tennis, the rackets were made of wood, and the strings were made of animal gut.

The Midplus Tennis Racket has a length between 27”-27.5” (68.6-69.9 cm), width of 10.625” (27 cm), and racket frame depth of .625” (15.9 mm). The head size of a Midplus Tennis Racket is 96-105 in² | 619-677 cm²
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Collection of scaled elevation drawings of Midplus Tennis Racket measured with length, head size, depth, and width
Tennis Racket - Midplus
Height:
Width:
10.625” | 27 cm
Length:
27”-27.5” | 68.6-69.9 cm
Depth:
.625” | 15.9 mm
Weight:
9-11 oz | 255-312 g
Area:


Midplus Head Size: 96-105 in² | 619-677 cm²

Materials: Wood (traditional) or composite materials (titanium alloys, ceramics, carbon fiber, fiberglass, graphite)

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Tennis Racket (Midplus) front, side

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Racquetball Racquet
Size comparison diagram of the Racquetball Racket compared to other similar sports rackets

A Racquetball Racquet is used to play the sport of racquetball by hitting the Racquetball. A Racquetball Racquet is typically made from titanium or graphite.  A Racquetball Racquet is more dynamic than a tennis racket as the shape of its head is similar, but length is shorter. A Racquetball Racquet is shorter in length due to the smaller size of the racquetball court and to cut reaction time.

The head shape of a Racquetball Racquet is available in a quadroform or teardrop shape. A Racquetball Racquet has 3 grip sizes and players should use the smallest grip size that is comfortable. Racquetball Racquets are available in a variety of colors. 

Racquetball Racquets have overall lengths between 19”-22” (48.3-55.9 cm), widths from 9.5”-11.5” (241.3-292.1 mm), and typical depth of 1” (25.4 mm). The length of the handle is 5”-5.25” (127-133.4 mm) with a grip circumference between 3.625”-4” (92.1-101.6 mm). The weight of a Racquetball Racquet is 5.3-6.5 oz (150-185 g). The surface area of a Racquetball Racquet is between 100-125 in2 (645-806 cm2).

Measured elevation illustrations of a Racquetball Racket dimensioned with overall length, width and depth
A Racquetball Racquet is used to play the sport of racquetball by hitting the Racquetball. A Racquetball Racquet is typically made from titanium or graphite. A Racquetball Racquet is more dynamic than a tennis racket as the shape of its head is similar, but length is shorter.

Racquetball Racquets have overall lengths between 19”-22” (48.3-55.9 cm), widths from 9.5”-11.5” (241.3-292.1 mm), and typical depth of 1” (25.4 mm). The length of the handle is 5”-5.25” (127-133.4 mm) with a grip circumference between 3.625”-4” (92.1-101.6 mm). The weight of a Racquetball Racquet is 5.3-6.5 oz (150-185 g). The surface area of a Racquetball Racquet is between 100-125 in2 (645-806 cm2).

Measured elevation illustrations of a Racquetball Racket dimensioned with overall length, width and depth
Racquetball Racquet
Height:
Width:
9.5”-11.5” | 241.3-292.1 mm
Length:
19”-22” | 48.3-55.9 cm (Max)
Depth:
1” | 25.4 mm
Weight:
5.3-6.5 oz | 150-185 g
Area:

Handle Length: 5”-5.25” | 127-133.4 mm
Surface Area: 100-125 in2 | 645-806 cm2
Beam Width: .63”-.75” | 16-19.1 mm
Grip Circumference: 3.625”-4” | 92.1-101.6 mm
Materials: Carbon fiber, graphite, wood (traditional)

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Racquetball Racquet front, side, bottom

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Ice Hockey Stick
Scaled comparison drawings of the Ice Hockey Stick and other sports equipment

An Ice Hockey Stick is the primary piece of sports equipment used by players in ice hockey. It is usually long and slender with a blade at one end. The stick is curved in a manner that depends on how a player wields the stick, while the blade is the part used to make contact and manipulate the puck's direction. Ice hockey players use the stick for passing, shooting, or carrying the puck across the ice. Each blade on an ice hockey stick is made according to the National Hockey League (NHL) standards to limit illegal curves that may make the pluck behave erratically and pose a danger to the goaltender.

Ice Hockey Sticks have a length of 56”-63” (142.2-160 cm), blade length of 12.6”-15.75” (32-40 cm), blade height of 2”-3” (50.8-76.2 mm), and shaft depth of .88”-1.13” (22.4-28.7 mm). The weight of an Ice Hockey Stick is 14.64-16.75 oz (415-475 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Ice Hockey Stick measured with length, width and depth
An Ice Hockey Stick is the primary piece of sports equipment used by players in ice hockey. It is usually long and slender with a blade at one end. The stick is curved in a manner that depends on how a player wields the stick, while the blade is the part used to make contact and manipulate the puck.

Ice Hockey Sticks have a length of 56”-63” (142.2-160 cm), blade length of 12.6”-15.75” (32-40 cm), blade height of 2”-3” (50.8-76.2 mm), and shaft depth of .88”-1.13” (22.4-28.7 mm). The weight of an Ice Hockey Stick is 14.64-16.75 oz (415-475 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Ice Hockey Stick measured with length, width and depth
Ice Hockey Stick
Height:
Width:
12.6”-15.75” | 32-40 cm
Length:
56”-63” | 142.2-160 cm
Depth:
.88”-1.13” | 22.4-28.7 mm (Shaft)
Weight:
14.64-16.75 oz | 415-475 g
Area:

Blade Height: 2”-3” | 50.8-76.2 mm
Materials: Aluminum, fiberglass, carbon fiber, wood (traditional); grip tape

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Ice Hockey Stick front elevation, side, plan

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Cricket Bat
Scaled comparison drawings of the Cricket Bat and other sports equipment

The Cricket Bat is a piece of sports equipment used in Cricket batsmen. The cricket bat is commonly made in India and Pakistan, featuring a flat-fronted willow-wood blade fixed to a cane handle. When new, it is knocked on old cricket balls in what they call "knocking-in" to allow the delicate fiber to hit a new cricket ball without damage to the bat. For maintenance and preparation, treat the cricket bat with linseed oil. Today, cricket bats are available in different sizes, including children's sizes, youth sizes, and adult sizes.

Cricket Bats have a length of common length of 33.5”-34.375” (85.1-87.3 cm), maximum of length of 38” (96.5 cm), width of 4.25” (10.8 cm), and depth of 2.64” (67 mm). The weight of a Cricket Bat is 2.63–3 lb (1.19-1.36 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Cricket Bat measured with length, width and depth
The Cricket Bat is a piece of sports equipment used in Cricket batsmen. The cricket bat is commonly made in India and Pakistan, featuring a flat-fronted willow-wood blade fixed to a cane handle. When new, it is knocked on old cricket balls to break-in the bat.

Cricket Bats have a length of common length of 33.5”-34.375” (85.1-87.3 cm), maximum of length of 38” (96.5 cm), width of 4.25” (10.8 cm), and depth of 2.64” (67 mm). The weight of a Cricket Bat is 2.63–3 lb (1.19-1.36 kg).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Cricket Bat measured with length, width and depth
Cricket Bat
Height:
Width:
4.25” | 10.8 cm
Length:
33.5”-34.375” | 85.1-87.3 cm; 38” | 96.5 cm (Max)
Depth:
2.64” | 67 mm
Weight:
2.63–3 lb | 1.19-1.36 kg
Area:

Handle Length: 10”-12” | 25.4-30.5 cm

Head Height: 2.17” | 55 cm

Spine Thickness: 1.06” | 27 mm

Edge Thickness: 1.57” | 40 mm
Materials: Willow wood; rubber or fabric grip

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Cricket Bat front elevation, side, top

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