? asked in SportsTennis · 9 years ago

why do tennis players carry more than one racquet?

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Update:

like 6-9 of the same racquets lol

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    1. The rackets are free and they don't care carrying as many as they can;

    2. They are really good players and they break the strings after hit the ball so hard;

    3. They carry big bags and its awkward carrying one with only one racket inside;

    4. They are paid to endorse the free rackets they carry;

    5. They smash their rackets after a disappointing rally and they can't win with a broken one;

    6. It adds up to their reputation as tennis players;

    7. They are rich!

  • 4 years ago

    Some carry 5 at different racquets, all strung at different weights of tension on the strings. This is because they might feel a little off in a certain match, and the new racquet might do the trick. You always need at least one in case of a broken string. I think it is mainly mental though.

  • 9 years ago

    Pros carry many rackets because a string or a frame could break over the course of a match and if you don't have any backup rackets, you certainly wouldn't be able to play if such a thing happened. Also, during the course of playing with a racket, the string tension decreases, because the strings are gradually getting marginally looser. Decreased string tension can lead to decreased control. You will often see a professional player pull out a freshly strung racket every 7 games when they traditionally switch to newer balls. This is all a measure to improve their accuracy. Also, many players will play with rackets strung at slightly different tensions (I'm certainly no pro, but I like having 2 rackets strung at 57 pounds and 2 at 58). This way, they can adjust and tweak to produce better results.

  • Hippo
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    In case the strings break. Or other malfunctions.

    Yes, you would want the exact same kind of racquets (some with different string tensions.). Even if the strings don't break, they can get loose and worn out and that's no good to play with.

    Source(s): Tennis player.
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    incase the string breaks nd some players get some racquets strung at different tensions to better suit the conditions

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Steroid induced string breakage, roid rage inspired racquet destruction, fiery smash rallies. You've obviously never watched The Prince of Tennis or you'd know the answer.

  • 9 years ago

    Incase their strings break and they only have like 3 or 4 not six

  • 9 years ago

    in case one of their racquets breaks??

  • 9 years ago

    when they are nervous the usualy brake their racquet so they take another.....they have more (just in case) :D

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    because the strings bend or break sometimes. or simply because they don't trust themselves! (players crack the raquets down to ground occasionally)

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