One key information when customizing and choosing a tennis racquet is the balance of the racquet. This post deals with tennis racquet balance points. This is what Tennis Warehouse writes on the subject of tennis racquet balance points: Static measure of weight distribution in a racquet and measured from the butt end in inches and/or centimeters. Commonly referenced in “points” head-light or head heavy – each “point” represents 1/8 inch.
Using millimetres or centimetres. The alternative way to calculate the balance of a tennis racket is to measure from the butt of the racket to the balance point in millimetres or centimetres. A typical racket is 685.8mm long so the midpoint is 343mm from either end.
Balance boards are a popular tool for taking measurements. Here are the steps required to measure a racquet’s balance point using a balance board scale. Step 1. First, a tennis racquet is placed on the center of the balance board so that it rests on the balance bar with the handle pointed toward the scale or ruler. Step 2
Each ‘point' of balance is 1/8″ either toward the head or toward the handle from the racquet's measured halfway point. A standard 27″ racquet's mid point is at 13.5″, so if that frame is 8 points HL, the balance point will be 12.5″ from the end of the grip.
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The balance point of a racquet is that point along the length of the racquet where a racquet will teeter and totter on a thin support (like a 1/2" dowel or the edge of a ruler) without one end or the other being pulled to the ground.
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Your half way point on a tennis racquet, assuming a 27" racquet is 13.5 times 2.54 which give you 34.29 centimeters. So the balance point is 32.0675 whereas the mid point of the racquet is 34.29 which (again) means you have a head light racquet. To be precise, a 2.2225 centimeter or 7 pts head light racquet. (2.2225/2.54=.875)