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Why 2 Handles?

Seven Reasons Why Two Handles Are Better Than One

  • Health
  • Power
  • Reach
  • Stability
  • Disguise
  • Variety
  • Natural

  • 1) HEALTH

    * Eliminate Tennis Elbow and Shoulder injuries ! *

    The most common injuries in sports result from overuse of the body through imbalanced repetition. Tennis players often suffer ailments by continued use of only one side of the body.

    The dual handled Power-Grip racket provides a completely balanced approach by being able to hit any shot from either side of the body.

    The racket also reduces stress on the wrist and elbow due to the ergonomic angle of the handles. The elbow, wrist and hand remain in a straighter, more natural position during contact with the ball.

    2) POWER

    The dual handled Power-Grip racket creates more power with less effort.

    A simple example in physics demonstrates this point.

    Imagine trying to move a car out of a ditch.

    If you were pulling it, you would pull from the front of the vehicle.

    Conversely, if you were pushing it, you would be most successful doing so from behind.

    There would be no benefit in trying to do either by standing alongside the car.

    The modern tennis stroke is a combination of the push-pull concept. Optimal leverage is created by pulling with the front handle and pushing with the back.

    Leverage is even created on a one-handed shot since the hand is behind the ball at impact, much like the position of the hand in relation to a hammer head at the point of contact.

    3) REACH

    In recent years the game of tennis has changed dramatically with the evolution of open-stance ground strokes and two handed backhands making the return of serve a major weapon in modern tennis.

    Gone are the days when players are taught to cross over and step into the ball on every shot. There is simply not enough time to recover and get back for the next ball.

    The dual handles Power-Grip takes this evolution one step further by allowing a few extra inches of reach on two-handed shots. This is due to the placement of hands beside (rather than on top of) one another.

    The racket also offers the unprecedented advantage of hitting a forehand with both hands (in place of a defensive backhand slice) without having to switch the racket awkwardly between hands.


    When the dual handles Power-Grip is placed on the court lengthwise, racket head up, it is able to stand on its own because of the dual handles. Two grips create inherent stability and counterbalance for off-centered hits.

    With both hands on the racket it is easier to block back fast serves with minimum backswing.


    Part of what makes a tennis player great is the ability to play shots difficult for the opponent to anticipate.

    Successful two-handed pro players such as Monica Seles and Fabrice Santoro have been able to effectively disguise shots and place them away from their opponents.

    Due to the favorable position at which the racquet contacts the ball, the two handles Power-Grip creates added spins and angles.

    6) VARIETY

    With the dual Power-Grip a player can hit the same shots as with a conventional racketplus a number of additional shots, with either one hand or two. The racket allows a player to build on skills already possessed and to select the shots most suited to his or her game.

    7) NATURAL

    Young players and beginners are often taught two-handed strokes on both sides until they gain strength and confidence. The dual handles Power-Grip facilitates two-handed shots on both sides, as well as the transition to one-handed shots, thus allowing both types of shots to be used. With two hands on the racket, a player learns proper technique by turning the shoulders in preparation for a shot. The racket not only provides a suitable handle for both hands, but simplifies grip changes.

    We believe these rackets will become much more popular in the future as more players start taking advantage of these dual handle rackets. Currently the Battistone brothers are playing these rackets and have made it into the top 200 on the ATP Tour.

    Dan Battistone is pictured below:
    Dann Battistone
    Brian Battistone is pictured below:
    Brian Battistone

    Also available 2 different models dual handle tennis rackets and one is enscripted by Luke Jensen who partered with his brother Murphy Jensen to win the 1993 French Open. These 2 rackets are used and offered for $150 each. See pictures below:
    Murphy Luke Jensen Murphy Luke Jensen Murphy Luke Jensen

    We are often asked why a player would use a racket with two handles.

    Given the reasons stated.....Is there any advantage to using something else?

  • The following lenght and grip variations are available:

  • 26 inch 4 1/4 Grip (recommend for junior, or small person with small hands)
  • 26 inch 4 1/2 Grip (recommend for smaller/weaker player)
  • 27 inch 4 1/2 Grip (recommend for average player)
  • 28 inch 4 1/2 Grip (recommend for stronger player with longer strokes)
  • 29 inch 4 1/2 Grip (recommend for advanced player looking for reach advantages)

  • The following are the specs for the 28" version, others slightly diff:
  • Headsize = 105 si
  • Length = 28 in
  • unstrung weight = 333 g (11.7 oz)
  • strung weight = 356 g (12.6 oz) using blend below
  • MSV Focus Hex 1.10mm in the mains
  • Wilson Sensation 17g in the crosses
  • string pattern = 18 x 19

  • Email any questions or requests for buying racket(s). We prefer epayment via paypal.com and accept postal payments including money orders and checks. Thanks ! Click to email Email joesch@woodtennis.com regarding buying this racket for $200 plus shipping of $12 in US and $35 overseas

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