Updated April 17, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Tennis Dampeners

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in October of 2019. A dampener provides your arm and wrist with some shock protection from too many vibrations every time the ball hits your racket, and it also lessens the noise created upon impact. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, and each one is different from the next, so finding the one that best fits your needs can be trial and error, which is why we compiled this list of the best options available. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Tourna Sampras

2. Sorbz Super 12

3. Wilson Pro Feel

Editor's Notes

April 10, 2020:

Tennis is not only a competitive sport, it is also a physically demanding sport. The use of dampeners for your tennis rackets, along with elbow braces help protect your arm, elbow, and wrists from possible injuries. Dampeners are primarily used for reducing the noise of the ball hitting your racket, although they can provide minimal vibration protection. Whether or not you use one of these gadgets is, ultimately, your personal preference.

Selecting the best dampener is challenging because there are so many options available. Keep in mind that you may have to test different models before you find the right one, and you may discover several selections that meet different needs. The ADV Ultimate is one such option that offers more than one level of dampening in 3 different styles. Each level offers a different type of vibration dampening, from minimal to maximum.

The Tourna Sampras is one of the most popular choices available for reducing impact noise, and its simple design is part of its appeal. If you enjoy variety in your options, then the Sorbz Super 12 may be right for you because you can change the style every day while you minimize the "ping" that may quickly grate on your nerves. Finally, do not forget a tennis bag to carry all of your equipment on and off the court.

4. Babolat Custom Damp

5. ADV Ultimate

6. Head Djokovic

7. Vibra Worm Premium

8. Racket Expressions

9. Gamma Shockbuster II

10. 21K Sports Absorber


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 17, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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