If you are new and getting started with tennis, then it will be very beneficial to have knowledge about parts of the tennis racket.

If you know or have knowledge about tennis parts then it will be easy to understand if someone references a part of a racquet and also you can speak knowledgeably about each part by yourself.

Different parts of the tennis racket

Let’s have look at all individual parts of the tennis racquet with an explanation of each part.

Beam

The beam of a tennis racquet means the width of the tennis racquet head and refers to its side.

A wider beam means more thicker and powerful racquets. Overall racquet performance depends on the beam. This thickness can affect weight and power.

Control racquets have a smaller beam, which makes your racquet more flexible.

Butt

The butt of the racquet means the end of the racquet.

This part helps to prevent from sliding down and out of your hands while swinging the racket. The butt mainly refers to the handle’s bottom

Butt cap

The butt cap is a piece of plastic at the bottom of the racket’s butt. In this butt cap, the tennis racquet brand places its logo here.

It helps to increase the size of the bottom of a racquet’s handle which helps to control more easily.

Some butt caps are removable, which can be used to remove the butt cap and put some weight or change the weight for balancing their racquet.

Handle

The handle means the entire length of the area where a player places their hand to swing, hold or control their racquet.

The longer handles mean more power. Longer handles increase the overall size of the racquet and provide more power.

It depends on the handle how comfortably you can hold the racket.

Grip

The grip of a tennis racquet is covering the racquet’s handle with a layer that prevents the racquet from slipping.

It also protects a player’s hand from the harsh surface of the handle. Grip make it easier and more cushioned to hold.

Shaft & Throat

The shaft is the entire length of the racket outside of the head, from the throat to the bottom of the handle

And the throat is the open part of the racquet located right below the head it is also called “the triangle”.

There are two types of throats one is “opened throat” and the other is “closed throat”. Modern racquets have opened throat because it allows air to pass through and create less drag when swinging.

Head & Rim  

The head is the entire part of the racket where the strings are and you can also call it the hitting surface.

Head size is very important for each racket, A larger head size means a more powerful racket on the other hand smaller head size means less power.

But larger head sizes have less control than smaller size head rackets. The overall power of a racket depends on the size of a racket head.

The rim of a tennis racquet refers to the outer edge of the racquet head frame.

Strings

Strings are the main part of a racquet. String tension can directly impact power, control, spin, and durability.

Tennis strings are a thin piece of material installed as a crisscross pattern over the face of the racquet, which works like a trampoline on the hitting surface. The type of string you use can have an impact on overall racquet performance

Bumper Guard

The bumper guard is a piece of plastic which is located at the top of a racquet’s head. It helps to protect your racquet head from cracking and scraping.

Grommet

The little plastic bits that keep the string from rubbing against the racket frame that inserts through the frame are called grommets.

Grommets mainly protect your strings. Power racquets have wider grommets on the other hand control racquets have narrower grommets to help constrict movement.

Rubber collar

A rubber collar is used at the top of the grip tape for extra security.

The rubber collar is not a necessary part of a racket, but players use it for securing an overgrip as an alternative to standard grip tape.

Final Thoughts

Hope you find this article informative and now you have some knowledge about parts of the tennis racket. Also, you can visit my homepage to read more informative articles.

Apart from that, I tried to cover almost every part of a racquet. I have given all the important tennis racket parts information.

Still, if you have any questions or want to know more about this topic feel free to comment.

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