There is quite a significant difference between a badminton racket and a tennis racket. When holding the two rackets side by side there are some conspicuous differences. A badminton racket has a significantly smaller head, longer throat and a much thinner grip and throat. A tennis racket has a much larger head, shorter throat and a thicker grip.
Tennis racket: 15-18 Gauge (1.40mm – 1.21mm) Badminton racket: 20-22 Gauge (0.8mm – 0.65mm) In addition to the material and gauge, there is string tension and pattern. In badminton rackets, the string tension is higher than tennis because the shuttlecock is lighter, and the trampoline effect doesn’t need to be as high. When the tennis ball hits the tennis rackets, the strings will go in a bit, making a trampoline effect that increases the ball’s speed.
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Playing the Game. Each player has at his/her disposal a strung racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with yellow optic-generally termed as a tennis ball on a flat rectangular surface, which can be either grass, clay, or a hardcourt of concrete and/or asphalt – 78 feet (23.77 m) long and 27 feet (8.23 m) wide court for singles and 36 feet (10.97 m) wide court for doubles matches.
In general, tennis rackets are around four times heavier than badminton rackets. This means that players need to improve their strength in their arms and shoulders to be able to easily move and handle a tennis racket. Additionally, badminton shuttles tend to be around 11 times lighter than tennis balls.
So, there is a lot of lateral energy require in tennis as compare to badminton. As in tennis the players have to run back and forth and side to side across the court, whereas the players in badminton have to jump and perform some low moves compared to tennis, which require less lateral energy.
Specifically, badminton rackets are often narrower all round, along with a straight shaft. As a result, they look like a lollipop. Their weight only comes around 100g or so. On the other hand, tennis rackets are often shorter and larger. Besides, their weight is even three times as much as that of a badminton racket.
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