What is the best padel racket for tennis elbow?
This article will show you the BEST padel racket for tennis elbow, and ways to avoid and help tennis elbow in padel.
The most common injury in padel is tennis elbow, this causes pain around the elbow.
It often happens when a movement or action using the muscles in your arm is overdone, for example in padel, this could be constantly hitting a forehand.
It may surprise you, but it can also be caused by poor technique.
How can i stop tennis elbow?
Tennis elbow can be fixed in several different ways.
A lot of information online says you HAVE to rest for 6 months to a year.
But who wants to do that?
It is NOT the ideal situation and there are other things you can do to help this issue.
The obvious one is to change racket, to something lightweight. We will get onto this soon.
Another option is to try and fix your technique, tennis elbow is more common when the technique of your shot is not correct as you are putting unnecessary stress on your arm. Particularly on the backhand shot.
It might be an idea to analyse your shots, which one feels the most uncomfortable? How can I make this more natural?
It is important to rest the tennis elbow, for at least a couple weeks, before trying these other suggestions.
When finding the best padel racket for tennis elbow, it is a good idea to choose something light.
The lighter the racket that you have the less stress/strain you will put on your arm.
I would suggest getting something below 330 grams, the average padel racket is about 360 grams, so something lighter than that will help.
Before you go and get a light padel racket and think that this will rid your tennie elbow problems…
It can be argued a HEAVIER racket has more material meaning the impact on the ball is less, so less impact on your arm.
Test, test TEST!
Personal preference comes into play here, from my experience a lighter racket would be better as I have seen many people get on well with this. However, a heavier racket might be better for your play.
Some testing of different rackets need to be done.
Try a light and heavy racket, see which one is causing the most strain on your arm.
The results may surprise you.
The best padel racket for tennis elbow (nox ultralight)
Of course, with this in mind, the obvious choice is the Nox Ultralight.
This would definetely been my recommendation.
As a coach and player now for two years, I have seen many people try this racket and instantly feel better on court.
This doesn’t mean it will work for EVERYONE, but it is worth a shot.
What makes it so good?
Specifically designed for people who need a lighter racket due to the following reasons:
- Shoulder injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Wrist injuries
- They are a junior (child)
One of the lightest rackets on the market, whilst maintaining the size of a normal racket.
Also, the striking the ball has a similar feel to other rackets. The racket comes in at around 300 grams, and it is a good price of £64.99.
This was one of EverythingPadels best-selling padel rackets of 2020. It was described by a customer as “the best padel racket for tennis elbow”
This racket should be considered if you are looking for a solution to your tennis elbow problems.
Balance is important.
Say for example the racket you are using is very light, however, the top of it is heavier, this is going to cause an imbalance and will add more stress to your arm as the top of the racket is going to slightly weigh you down.
That is why it is recommended to get a round shaped racket. Where the sweet spot is in the middle of the racket and it has an even weight all the way around.
There is more in depth information on rackets on this article here. How to choose a padel racket.
If you can get a racket with AVS, then this will help massively with tennis elbow.
AVS is a technology put into a padel racket to minimise vibrations to the arms.
When you strike the ball without AVS you should feel some vibrations in your arm, and especially if the racket face is quite hard and the racket is heavy.
This is more than likely going to affect your tennis elbow issue.
AVS minimises these vibrations and also increases control, the only downside is that rackets with the AVS technology are a lot more expensive.
Lots of Nox Padel Rackets have AVS.
conclusion - recommendations
Overall, my advice would be to try out different rackets, and see which one suits you.
I do stick by the ultralight, as the “best padel racket for tennis elbow”, but i understand this may not work for everyone.
For example, if you are trying a light racket and still having issues with tennis elbow, then ask yourself: Can I improve my technique? Is the balance wrong? Do I actually need a heavier racket to absorb the ball?
There are some links and sources and professional medical information below about tennis elbow.
“the best padel racket for tennis elbow” – Written by Ewan Ramsden
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