The Handler

Ken Moulton + Handler
Ken Moulton + Handler
We played doubles with New England vet, Ken Moulton, who sported the rare two-handled tennis racquet. Is it a novelty or a distinct advantage?

Developed by Elie BouKheir, who has master’s degree in mechanical engineering and represented Lebanon in the Davis Cup and the US in the Veteran ITF Fred Perry Cup World Tennis Competition, the racquet was originally intended for players to hit two handed backhands and forehands.

But according to one online comment, “Rather the handle acts as a counter weight to the head. Racquets are usually head heavy or head light. This stick is perfectly even and perfectly balanced and has perfect weight distribution for perfect control”.

According to the company:

“The extra handle creates balance about the center axis squaring the racquet face in the hitting zone achieving a longer hitting path, thus improving consistency and stroke efficiency. The racquet swings correctly, if not, it is because you are forcing it not to, it is a smart racquet. Conventional racquets are either head heavy or, head light, they cannot be both. The Handler due to its second handle adds more swing weight with light head for improved maneuverability and racquet head speed. That by itself is a revolutionary weight balancing achievement.

“Vibration dampening efficiency. The Handle closed loop design transmits the vibration back into the frame and not your arm, less stress on your body to avoid injuries.”

Comments from any users or those who have played against it??

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5 thoughts on “The Handler

  1. I have played against several players who used this racquet, some in tournament matches, some in USTA league matches and some in just for fun matches. They all liked the racquet and said it had improved their games. One fellow from western Pennsylvania who uses the racquet and plays (and wins) a lot of 55+ and 60+ sectional tournaments here in Middle States swears that he jumped an NTRP half point higher as soon as he adjusted to the different racquet. However, given that I had no point of comparison to observe their games before encountering them with the two handed racquet, I have no way to judge if the supposed benefits of this racquet are true or not. I can only say that, from my observation point on the opposite site of the net, I did not see anything in their games — a special shot, perhaps — that I recognized as unproducible without having a two handed racquet. I declined invitations to hit with it myself. I was worried it might mess up my feel for my own racquet.

  2. I’ve played against players with that racquet, and it appeared to me that the operator can grip very low on the handle & have a very strong grip, giving them a long strong swing. I saw more than the usual spin from both forehand & backhand.

    Jeff, and for me, it seemed the overheads were stronger. thanks, george

  3. The one year that I used it, I was ranked#1 in New England in the 55s. I then sold them all to Ken.

    Bill, and why would you do that???? george

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