There are four ways in which rackets are manufactured.
First of all the racket could be either handmade or machine-made. There is no specific way to manufacture a handmade or machine-made racket. But basically, handmade rackets are crafted by hands whereas machine manufactured rackets are mechanically done without human interference.
The second way to manufacture a racket is by using preformed metal sheets that are pressed into shape through special presses or machines that have been designed for this purpose. This kind of manufacturing process results in the best quality because one side of the sheet consists of aluminum alloy and the other side consists of steel material which gives it strength and durability besides being lighter than wood rackets. Another advantage of the aluminum alloy sheet racket is that it can be molded into any desired shape with less wastage of material.
The third way to make rackets is by using a wooden mold and the racket frame is then carved out of this mold. This type of manufacturing results in a very good quality racket, but it is very time-consuming and also expensive.
The fourth method to manufacture rackets is by injection molding where molten plastic or resin is injected into a shaped die. The biggest advantage of this process is that large quantities can be produced quickly and easily, although the quality might not be as good as those made by other methods.
Composition of racket strings
Racket strings are usually made from synthetic materials such as nylon, Kevlar, or polyester nylon strings are the most popular type because they are strong, durable, and have a good feel. Polyester strings are also popular because they are very strong and can withstand a lot of punishment without breaking. Kevlar strings are not as popular as the other two types because they lack the feel and playability of nylon or polyester strings, but they are much stronger and can last a lot longer.
Precautions for selecting string for the racket
It is important to choose the right type of string for your racket because it will affect the playing characteristics of the racket. For example, if you want a racket with more power, you should use a string that is stiffer and less elastic. Conversely, if you want a racket with more control, you should use a string that is more elastic and has less tension.
As with all types of string, you should change the strings on your racket regularly because old strings are worn out and have lost their tension.
Evolution in racket design
The design of a tennis racket has changed over time, from the early wooden rackets to the modern-day ultra-lightweight graphite frames which can be as small as 27 inches long. They now feature extra head support to increase stability and have more space between them to allow air to pass through, making them lighter and stiffer. Two companies produce specially designed tennis rackets for people with physical disabilities – Enable Stipack designs customizable ergonomic handles for disabled access groups worldwide, including wheelchair users in Australia, using an adjustable length metal alloy that clicks into position when it is stretched out, and the Australian Paralympic Committee’s Hackett Clip is designed to fit on both standard tennis racquets and versatile wheelchair sports models.