USED RACKET GRADING SYSTEM

 

MINT  (M)

Mint means new never used ,

100% perfect as come from factory

 

NEAR MINT    (NM)

NEAR MINT means that is like new but maybe played once with no damage of any kind
Maybe unwrapped grip plastic seal but still perfect

 

EXCELLENT  (EX)

EXCELLENT means whether used for play or not, wear is hardly noticeable; all elements intact; surface clean and bright; 1 or 2 minor defects allowed

 

VERY GOOD   (VG)

VERY GOOD means clearly used for play or some noticeable wear or deterioration to head, shaft,painting, grip or strings; fewer than 3 minor defects allowed

 

GOOD  (G)

GOOD means used by normal player with heavy wear or significant deterioration to several elements  but no damage is allowed , no cracks or warps.

 

FAIR  (F)

FAIR means heavy playing is evident, scraping at head has caused loss of frame; some damage allowed for construction defects or failures such as weak throat or partial delamination

 

POOR  (P)

POOR means filler status only; actual damage by use, abuse, or neglect, cracks