14 May

Is an Extended-longer tennis racquet a benefit .

Players looking to extend a normal 27 inch tennis racquet wonder if going to 27.5 inch ,or 27.5 going to 28 inch or even longer can help their game.

Michael Chang in the 80s really put the longer frame racquets in the mainstream eye.Since then they kind of fell out of favor once Chang retired.

But lately of the last several years longer frames are being used by alot of top level players and many manufacturers are again making longer than normal 27 inch models.

We hear Sarena Williams is in fact now playing with a 28 inch Wilson extended frame.

We get alot of the “Do it Yourselfers” wanting to take a factory racquet be it 27 or 27.25 or 27.5 inch and want to -Tinker It – and customize at least 1 racquet they own to get the feel of a longer than normal racquet without having to purchase another racquet or go thru alot of work to STRETCH a normal frame.

(The XTP Xtended Tennis Product butt cap extender can add lenght to any racquet or paddle that has a removable butt cap)

So the XTP Xtended Tennis Product is getting its chance in the new era of stretch frame racquets.

Our current Patented design XTP tennis butt cap gives a user half an inch extension, now some users that have purchased multiple caps over the past year tell us they are in fact getting a full inch of extension on some frames they are customizing, but we do not tell users that this is normal for our current model XTP cap that is in production. We should be able to offer another version of our current Patented cap later in 2019.But keep in mind some players that are wanting to extend LESS and only want say 3/8 inch or even just 1/4,and even made our half inch model work for them by cutting and notching the + shape in the bottom of their racquet handle slightly thus sliding our cap further on for less of an extension.

There are alot of players doing alot of different things with the XTP cap and players that have gotten the full 1 inch extension are sometimes glueing a bottom piece of material on their current racquet handle BEFOR installing the XTP cap, so in fact they are befor say adding a 1/4 or 3/8 piece of say balsa wood or pine wood befor installing XTP to get that maximum length racquet that they always wanted to try.

It is legal to play with up to a 29 inch tennis racquet frame but very very few players are wanting this kind of a monster to swing.

Now using a pneumatic stapler can help get the maximum extension and get the secure solid fit needed as a longer racquet is created from extending it with XTP butt cap. But many people do not have access to this,so we have found that by using a heavy duty manual stapler can work also in securing the XTP cap.

And always plan on using HeatFit process by heating cap to 155 degrees in your oven or simply putting in boiling water or if a heat gun is available, this expands and softens the cap so it’s much more workable on all the different shaped octagonal grips manufacturers make..

And to always use a slightly FLEXIBLE rubber cement as your adhesive when installing. NOT SUPER GLUE.

And now that you have extended that racquet to the length your looking for .How does it play ?You can now get more height and improve your serve, are your baseline shots generating more speed and spin.Extended racquets are not for everyone but they definatly seem to be back in the game again and strecthing one yourself is simple with the XTP tennis butt cap.

If you still have questions about the XTP Xtended Tennis Product butt cap feel free to contact us.And any tennis shops wondering about stocking the XTP we have wholesale prices on 10 pieces or more.

And for all the Picklball players wondering about stretching a paddle for that sport ,yes the XTP cap will easily work on the pickleball equipment. But make sure to measure your paddle to make sure its considered a legal lenoth if playing in sanctioned pickleball tournaments once extended.

The Longer-Stretch racquet frame has many benefits and is back in action! Extend your racquet and Expand your tennis or paddle game!

We also have multiple YouTube videos posted online, just Google XTP tennis butt cap videos and find the XTP YouTube channel we have created.

The XTP tennis butt cap now being sold worldwide.