The heavier a racquet, the more power you can generate. That extra weight will help you to hit smashes and give you additional stability. But there’s a downside to a heavier racquet: it can be a little harder to handle. Attacking, experienced players usually prefer heavier racquets as they want the extra power.
Beginners, younger players, and those still learning and developing their games, should consider a lighter racquet, which you can swing faster and more freely. As you become more advanced, you might find you want to switch to a heavier racquet.
What is the average weight of a padel racquet?
While beginners and intermediate players usually prefer racquets that weigh between 340 and 360 grams, tournament and more advanced players tend to choose racquets that weigh between 360 and 375 grams. But those are just general guidelines, and you can be flexible with the weight you choose as you need to find what works for you. Some more advanced players like lighter racquets because of the faster handling and the reduced physical strain, and some beginners pick heavier racquets for a more solid feel and easy power.