Tennis rackets sell for many different price points. There is also a wide range of tennis brands trying to get into the tennis market because it’s a huge one. Along with big brands like Wilson and Dunlop, there are entrants boasting new racket or string technology with names that few people have ever heard of before.
Choosing an inexpensive, low level tennis racket makes it harder to find a good quality one. When you aren’t able or willing to pay up for something higher up the range, then you’re more susceptible to buying a cheaper one that might be no good, not last long or break quickly when a fast ball hits the strings.
Let’s look at a few of the problems that can be faced when getting an inferior tennis racket at too low a cost rather then top tennis racquet.
Tennis rackets are made of different materials include titanium infused and other types of metals to give more strength while not adding to the weight of the racket itself. The cheaper you go in price and brand; the less expensive materials are used in its production. This tends to make the racket heavier and less durable over time. There’s a reason why the better rackets work well and last longer.
Bad Production Quality
To get the price down, corners must be cut. That’s just a fact of life. You don’t get “high quality” and “low price” as much as people want it and request it. Those two phrases simply do not belong in the same sentence together.
When buying cheaper rackets, especially with new brands that you’ve not heard of before, they aren’t going to be as good quality. They just won’t hold up to repeated use over the years because they’re often made as starter rackets and not designed to last. In fact, higher priced rackets usually last much longer and so provide a lower cost per month of use in many cases.
Hard to Find Stores to Repair It
When the racket is cheaper, it often doesn’t make sense to send it off for repair. The cost of the repair is going to be as much or more than the racket cost when mass produced. Some repairers will be honest and tell you this and others won’t. It’s pot luck in that respect.
Warranty Might Not Be Honored
When buying from a less well-known brand, they don’t necessarily care about their brand reputation if they’re in for the quick buck for a few years and then get out of the market. In which case, they may not honor the warranty at all by claiming it’s outside the warranty or the fault or damage is self-created. Big brands have a reputation to protect and are more likely to honor their warranty.
Won’t Withstand Hard Hitting Players
Inexpensive racket frames will break when trying to return a hard-served ball. The faster the serve, the more likely the racket will shatter. You’ll be stuck playing with amateurs who cannot hit hard.
Poor Ball Control
Both the racket and strings will make it harder to control the tennis ball well. There won’t be as much bounce to the strings either.