So, you can’t place your dampener wherever you want. The International Tennis Federation or the ITF dictates the placement of your vibration dampener. You can place it in one of two places. Either below the bottom cross string or above the top cross string.
The placement of a vibration dampener is dictated by ITF rules, which state that you can only install one below the bottom cross string or above the top cross string. You can slide it up or down to...
The United States Tennis Association has rules regarding where you can and cannot place a dampener. Players can use more than one dampener if they choose, but all the dampeners must be placed...
Let's start with what it is. A vibration dampener is a small piece of silicon rubber that is inserted into a tennis racquet’s string bed near the throat of the racquet. If you shift your eyes to the left of the picture above, you'll see she Julia Goerges has one on her Babolat Pure Drive.
Typically you will see them placed towards the bottom of the racquet where the center main string and first cross string meet. While there is no strict limit on how many stoppers you can use, many players will just use one since there is little to no affect on the dampener improving your racquet’s play.
With an long model, you look at the 10 middle main strings of your racket. You will notice that these dampeners have a hook at each end. So you take one end and hook it to one of the outer strings. Now you pull the dampener alternately over and under the strings up to the outermost string.
Move one string aside with your other hand and insert the dampener. Slide the dampener up or down on the strings to get it to the middle of the area between the throat or head and the first string. Long Dampeners. Place the dampener against the strings where you want to put it without inserting it to see where you'll need to start weaving.
A tennis dampener is a small, typically rubber ball or similar shape that can be added to the strings of your racket. The idea here, as the name suggests, is to dampen the vibrations traveling through your racket and into the arms.