Is it Legal?
Yes. The Natural Power Grip racket conforms to the official rules of tennis as outlined by the International Tennis Federation. Hence, it is approved for all levels of competition.
How do I use it?
Nearly all of the basic strokes and fundamentals traditionally taught in tennis apply to the Natural Power Grip racket. In addition, the Natural Power Grip gives the player several additional options not available to players using a single-handled racket.
Is the Natural Power Grip better than a single-handled racket?
We believe the Natural Power Grip is superior to the single-handled racket. Why? Because it gives the player all of the same possibilities as any single-handled racket, and then it adds more. A better question to ask might be, "What advantage does a single-handled racket have over the Natural Power Grip racket?"
Is it healthier to play with the Natural Power Grip racket?
Absolutely. We believe that many of the injuries common to the average tennis player could be remedied by the use of the Natural Power Grip racket. Not only does the design allow for improved stroke technique and production, but it also promotes more balanced use of both sides of the body.
Is this a good racket for me if I have had back, elbow, and shoulder problems in the past?
Yes. The Natural Power Grip promotes a more balanced approach to the game of tennis. When using both sides of your body more equally, there is going to be less incidence of injury and/or re-injury.
Where can I learn to improve my play with the Natural Power Grip?
We are currently working on streaming video tutorials on the web site. In addition, learning basic fundamentals and strategies of tennis taught by your local tennis professional will improve your play with the Natural Power Grip.
How big is the head size of the the Natural Power Grip racket?
110 square inches
How many different sizes do you have?
Currently available is the Elite 26" Racket (4 1/4" grip).
Why are the grips of the Natural Power Grip set at an angle?
After years of rigorous testing, the Natural Power Grip design was developed for the following two reasons: (1) To position the hand, elbow, and arm in the optimal power position with reduced risk of stress-related injuries to the joints, and (2) To allow a player to hit the ball at various contact points, maximizing power, disguise, reach, and spin.
What is the string pattern & string tension range?
The stringing pattern is a 18 main x 19 cross typical of many of the wilson 6.1 style rackets that are 18x19. On the main strings, you will skip the 8th and 10th grommets from the middle. The tension range is 50-60 lbs. However, we have players that like the feel looser and/or tighter than the recommended. We usually tell new players to string the Natural similar to the way they string their current rackets.
What are the advantages of the Natural Power Grip racket?
There are many advantages to the Natural Power Grip racket. See the "Why two handles" tab on the top of this page.
Is the Natural Power Grip used exclusively for training?
Of course not!..... More than 20 (and counting!) junior, open, and professional tournament titles have been won with the racket. It is, however, a very effective training aid for teaching players the proper fundamentals of tennis.
How do you serve with the Natural Power Grip racket?
You can serve with either handle of the Natural Power Grip racket. However, most players prefer to use the handle closest to the net (when in a serving position). This handle provides more versatility on the serve.
How do you hold the racket?
CLICK HERE for a brief tutorial on how to get started with the racket
Who invented "The Natural"?
Lionel Burt invented "The Natural." For more information on Lionel, please see the article about him in the "In the News" section.
How much does a racket cost?
The retail price of the Elite 26" Racket is $200.