Most tennis racquet manufacturers make affordable racquets for children, which can be purchased at many sporting goods retailers.
It’s vital that kids use the racquet that is the correct size for them. The wrong size racquet will be hard for kids to swing, be difficult to control when hitting the ball and could even lead to stress-related injuries.
How do I pick a tennis racquet for my child?
The weight of the racquet is very important. Your child should be able to hold the racquet comfortably when their arm is extended and be able to swing the racquet easily.
Also, make sure the grip is the right size for your child. Your child should be able to hold the racquet comfortably – if the grip is too big or too small, children will grip the racquet tighter. This can lead to injury and inhibit children from developing a fluent technique.
If in doubt, choose a smaller racquet until you are sure that your child is ready for a larger size racquet, the main thing is that the child feels comfortable using the racquet.