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Racket Length

Unlike senior rackets, which are primarily categorized by weight and balance, junior rackets are classified by length. Generally, each length corresponds reasonably well to an age group. However, it is highly recommended to focus on the child's body height and how the junior racket can be properly fitted accordingly.

17-inch to 23-inch

The smallest junior rackets are lightweight and designed with the children’s young muscles in mind. The smallest racket of 17 inches is intended for children aged 2-3 years. The next length of 19 inches could be used by children up to 4 years old. A 21-inch racket is the next size, suitable for children aged 4-6 years, and a 23-inch one is meant for children around 6-8 years old.

25-inch and 26-inch

From 25-inch junior rackets, intended for children aged 8-10 years old, the young player’s development level additionally starts to play a role, along with the child’s height and age. Whether your child is just starting with tennis, playing recreationally, or displaying more dedication to the sport, will impact the choice of racket material and subsequently, its performance. These extra considerations also are prominent in the 26-inch models, the largest junior rackets designed for children aged 9-11 years old.


The height of your child is the most important factor when choosing a racket. Children who are taller for their age might be able to use a size larger, while children who are smaller for their age might need a shorter racket.

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