Every tennis player knows that to hit with precision and power, you need to aim for the sweet spot—that ideal area of impact on your tennis racket. So, if the sweet spot were enhanced to cover a greater surface, would that result in better performance on the court? At Sergetti, we’re convinced the answer is, “yes!” Read on to learn more about the advantages of a larger sweet spot—something the legendary Roger Federer knows about himself—and to discover Sergetti’s innovative stringing process.
The irrefutable benefits of a larger sweet spot
In the past, Roger Federer would have never stepped onto a court without his 90-square-inch tennis racket. However, over a two-year transition period, the Swiss champion slowly discovered the benefits of playing with a 97-square-inch racket instead. According to him, the larger hitting area improved the power of his backhand swing, as cited in this article published on tennis.com. What’s more, when you look at the latest standings from the most recent Wimbledon tournament where Federer hit his 10,000th ace ball (and achieved a historic victory in the process), it seems the switch to a larger racket served him well.
These days, professional tennis players primarily use 95- to 100-square-inch rackets with the hope of improving their margin of error. However, the sweet spot on these rackets still represents only 12% of the surface area. The good news? Thanks to Sergetti’s scientifically approved stringing process, your sweet spot can increase from 12% to an impressive 70%!
The art and science of stringing a tennis racket
Think about it: stringing a tennis racket is comparable to fine tuning a musical instrument (like a piano, for instance). To make the perfect hit (or play the right note), nothing can be left to chance. That being said, very few people are aware that standard stringing processes create uneven areas of impact along the racket’s hitting surface. Conventional methods don’t take into account the position of the knots, the vertical and horizontal frame distortion during stringing, the length of the strings and their exact position on the frame, the friction between strings while weaving, as well as the type of strings used, ultimately affecting the overall stability of the racket head.
The consequence? Each area of the hitting surface plays a distinctive “note”, which results in a less than stellar performance. After many years of research and development, Sergetti has finally discovered the perfect tuning system to ensure that each string resonates in unison, no matter which area of the racket’s surface the ball strikes.
A larger sweet spot now at your fingertips
After rigorous testing by the internationally renowned, quality assurance firm Exova, our stringing process has been proven to enhance your racket’s precision, comfort and stability, all while reducing torsion, shock and vibration upon impact. Curious to know more about Sergetti’s innovative technology? Visit our website for more information!
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