- ETI 035 The Dead Spot on the Racquet Face
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The latest sensors from Zepp, Babolat, Sony and more provide a lot of data.
And before going further, one of the most important (IF NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT) skills in the game of tennis is concentration, focus, and closely and continually watching the ball.
This measure is accurately a very good gauge of how well you are doing with your eyes.
But as regards the “boingivity” of the racquet (I got that term from Mary Carillo and like it) off center hits beyond the sweet spot towards the top of the frame occur in the “dead spot” where the racquet has the least return of energy to the ball.
If you have one of the new sensors, or if not if you listen to your hits, you can start to improve the use of your eyes, as well as the feel and sound of your shots by playing more and more with your sweet spot.
On the face of the tennis racquet, there are actually four points of importance that could be noted. These four points on the tennis racquet are the centre of percussion, the vibration node, the dead spot and the best bounce spot.