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Las Vegas Tennis Meetup Group Message Board › Choosing a Racquet 101

Choosing a Racquet 101

A former member
Post #: 21
Here are some helpful guidelines:
*Game Improvement Racquets: 110sq in and above, 7- 10 oz. balanced head heavy. These are for beginners or players with short, slow swings. Many have fan-shaped string patterns that raise the sweet-spot. Not for agressive swingers! Ex. Prince O3Silver, Wilson K Zero. Head Ti S6 or MG10,MG12
*All-around Racquets: 100-110 sq in, balanced slightly head light to even. 9.5- 11 oz. Good all court play. Suitable for athletic players looking for balance between baseline and net, players looking to step up from that Wal-Mart Special, and advancing junior players. Ex.Head MG Monster, Prince O3 Hybrid Red, Wilson KForce, Black Whisper, BLX Bold, Dunlop500 series, Babolat Pure Z
* Player's Racquets: 88-107 sq in, 11 -13 oz balanced very head light. These are for hard hitting, agressive players only! Great control, especially at the net. Little power. Ex. Wilson Six-0ne,Wilson ProStaff, Babolat Pure Drive , Head Radical ,Extreme,or Prestige, Prince Exo3Black, Dunlop Two Hundred
NOTE: 16x19 patterns give more power and spin, 18x20 patterns give more control and durability.
NOTE: More expensive is NOT always better. You can spend alot of money on the Wrong racquet!!
There are a lot of great bargains if you know what to look for!
All of these specs are printed on the racquet. +34cm head heavy, -34cm head light
Feel free to ask questions. Michael 767-0690
A former member
Post #: 136
most pro shops offer to have buyers demo the racket first before you buy. but before you invest in that racket you always dream of, it's best to invest in a few lessons first. if you are wanting to try out a used one. just remember, you get what you pay for. and again, you need to be on the lookout for hairline fractures on the frame, the condition of the grip as well as the strings. more than likely, they need replacing.
lastly, the originator of this post is available for string advice through the group site. take advantage. you will be surprised as to how much you can learn about string jobs and all the nice stuff that go along with it.
A former member
Post #: 23
I'd like to thank all of you that have emailed me with questions. Just post on this thread so everyone can see.
Joseph S.
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Las Vegas, NV
Post #: 1
As a past stringer and business owner I can tell you that except for racquet abuse by a player many micro fractures are caused by stringers mismounting racquets. So please people when you have a racquet strung please check for fractures before and after the string job, especially in the throat area.
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