First of all, you need to decide on the "scale" of your new hobby. If you enough to play with friends a few times a month, and need amateur racket.
But for lessons with a coach on the court and participating in competitions require a more professional version of the equipment. However, with the coach in any case it is better to meet: he will deliver the basic strokes, tell tactics will help to master the technique. It is better to consult on the appropriate racket.
Ideally, you should try the racket in the case and getting used to a specific model and it may take a month. Here's what you need to consider when choosing:
•The size of the handle. Experts say that it is more convenient to play with the greatest racket handle. At the same time, a smaller handle can always be increased by using an additional layer of the winding. In the store, try the following: Press the racket in your hand and look at the gap between the tips of the fingers and the base of the palm. If the gap width is approximately equal to the width of your index finger - the handle fits.
•The size of the head of the racquet. From this size depends on ease of play, and the higher it is, the greater the speed of the ball can be given. And big head better vibration dampening. Know that the racket with the increased area of the head easier to "forgive" off-center hits, but can lead to a large number of inaccuracies in the game for beginners. It should also be remembered that a large racket strings longer, and hence more likely to tear.
•The balance of the racquet. Racket can be balanced in different ways: if you take the racket over the middle, it may outweigh the pen ("balance in the head"), the head ("balance knob") will be balanced racket or neutral. Bats with the same weight and size, but with a difference in sheet, felt differently. Beginners can play neutrally balanced racket.
•Material. Modern manufacturers use an enormous amount of material - from a cheaper, but strong aluminum (such a racquet heavier), to composite materials. This racket is easier, but may break upon impact, such as the courts.
•The length of the racquet. Racquet for adults usually have a standard length of 68, 5-68, 6 cm. There are also longer racquet allowing impart greater impact strength. True, the "extended" versions have a disadvantage: they are less maneuverable than a standard length racket. In general, manufacturers have developed a system of target groups, so that you need only call your counselor experience and preferences of the game, and he will select the appropriate option.
Other things you need:
•Balls. They are sold in boxes of three or four pieces. Over time, the balls wear out, lose their properties and become less bounce.
•Strings. During the game, stringing weakens than spoils the player lives. Another strings tend to break, so it makes sense to immediately purchase an extra set or find out where to find a professional near stringer - masters of tension. On the racket usually indicates the recommended tension force - this information is extremely necessary stringer.
•Cover. Many rackets sold with a cover, but if that is not there, it should immediately puzzled acquisition: the racket must be protected!
•Accessories. Numerous winding, dampers and other trifles - a kind of consumable. Ask the seller what you may need and how to use it.
•Clothing. At least - tennis shoes. Ideally - also suit for tennis modern "breathable" materials.
•Location. For the game need a court. It can be open (watch the weather and the wind!) Or private, paid or free. Choose the most convenient to you.
•The Company. Without it just anywhere, and it is priceless!