The Mantis Blue 26 junior tennis racket is designed for youngsters who are progressing in tennis and want a racket that is close to a full-sized adult one. The Blue 26 is one inch shorter than standard length rackets, and is part of the approved range of rackets for the ITF Play and Stay scheme. The 95in2 (613cm2) head is slightly more compact but has a good sweet spot for power and forgiveness on off-centre shots. The aluminium frame makes the racquet strong without increasing the weight. A head cover with a shoulder strap is supplied to protect the racket and make carrying it easier, and it comes pre-strung in an open 16x19 pattern.