Before we start, how do we define hard tennis cricket balls. Different regions in india have a different version of hard tennis balls but usually anything above 110 gms is considered a hard tennis ball. Some of the brands selling hard tennis balls include vicky (usually maroon coloured), guru & headly.
Now most bats are made for light tennis cricket, you can identify one easily by the handle on them and the wood used. Light tennis ball cricket bats are usually made of poplar willow and use 'chapti' handle. But to pick the best hard tennis cricket bat you need a heavier bat made of kashmir willow.
There are two very important things before you make a hard tennis cricket bat purchase :
a) Willow - It is recommended that for hard tennis cricket bat one should pick a kashmir willow, though there are poplar willows that can equally do a good job. Kashmir willow bats have the advantage of providing you with enough meat in the bat whilst remaining light. Poplar willow on the other hand will make the bat heavy. You can always buy an english willow but that is a luxury when it comes to tennis cricket bats and you don't necessarily need them.
b) Handle : Because of the heavier bat the impact it has on the handle is considerable. A singapore cane handle provides the best shock absorption when it comes to dealing with hard tennis balls. A half-cane handle does a decent job too. But when it comes to heavy tennis avoid chapti handle as it will really effect your performance and longevity of the bat.
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