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US Open Tennis Racket

£50.00

£50.00

  • Wilson's US Open is perfect if you’re looking for a quality price-point racquet that features elements of power and control. The US Open includes Double Holes™ grommet technology, which offers greater movement and a larger sweetspot for additional consistency. Arc 2 technology in the frame provides enhanced stability with added control. Ideal for any beginner to intermediate players looking for a racket that mixes in a nice blend of power and playability.
    • Double Holes™ grommet technology offers more power and a larger sweet spot
    • Arc 2 Technology provides greater stability with added control
    • Perforated grip aids in moisture absorption
    • Fused Construction delivers lightweight playability
    • Pre-strung
  • Product SKU(s) WRT30560U2, WRT30560U3
    Collection Wilson x US Open
    Head Size 103 sq in
    String Pattern 16x19
    Strung Weight 290 g
    Length 27 in - 68 cm
    Series US Open
    Player Type Recreational & Beginner
    Age Group Adult

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Test Rec Racquet Guide Tabs

The most critical factor when buying a tennis racket is weight. A racket that is too heavy can incur arm, shoulder or wrist discomfort and will slow down your stroke. Conversely, a racket that is too light sacrifices power and can throw off your timing. Most adult strung rackets fall between 9 and 12 oz.  

 

 Lighter Rackets (9-10 oz)Heavier Rackets (11-12 oz)
ProsMore maneuverable, easier to
swing and generate spin
More powerful, more stable and
helps maintain control
ConsLess powerful, less stableHigher injury risk and less
maneuverable
Best ForPlayers with slower, more compact strokes –
typically smaller players, juniors or
anyone with arm discomfort
Aggressive players with long, fast
strokes – typically bigger players
in or near their prime

A racket’s head size, which is measured in square inches, will have a direct effect on racket performance. As racket head size increases, power and forgiveness also increase. For players who hit the sweet spot consistently, a smaller head size will afford more precision and control. Larger head sizes are classified as oversize (typically 106+ square inches). Any rackets smaller than that qualify as midsize.

 Midsize (< 106 sq in) Oversize (>106 sq in) 
ProsMore precision, easier to
quickly maneuver 
More powerful, higher margin
for error 
ConsLess powerful, smaller margin
for error 
Less precision, more difficult to
maneuver 
Best ForMore experienced players
who hit the sweet spot
consistently 
Beginners or intermediate
players who prefer larger sweet
spot 
Balance Infographic

Another subtle factor for racket performance is its balance, which defines the weight distribution. Rackets can either be head-light, head-heavy or even-balanced. Head-light rackets have more weight concentrated toward the handle, whereas head-heavy rackets feature more weight concentrated toward the head. Even-balanced rackets strike a happy medium between the two. Balance is indicated on a point scale, with the larger negative numbers being more head-light and the larger positive numbers being more head-heavy. Smaller numbers close to 0 indicate more evenly balanced rackets.

 Head-Light (- pts) Head-Heavy (+ pts) 
ProsReduced vibrations in the
handle, easier to maneuver 
More powerful, more stable
through swing
ConsLess powerful, more maneuverableMore difficult to maneuver
Best ForPlayers who use heavier rackets
and want to swing faster with
more maneuverability 
Players who use lighter rackets
and want more stability to keep
racket head from twisting 

*Note: Strung rackets will be more head-heavy than unstrung rackets, so be sure to check whether the racket specs are strung or unstrung for accuracy.