View Full Version : will letting your 6 year old brother use a adult size racket hurt em?
01-29-2008, 06:46 PM
ive got a little brother who has a babolat junior racket and a spalding junior racket.i was planning on buying him another racket but was wondering if he can handle it.not so much like him getting tired from swinging it but if it hurt him physical wise.and how much weight should it be,his spalding is alot heavier then his babolat so i was thinking like maybe 9.5 to like 10.5.his form is better with the spalding alot more then with his lighter racekt.he actually hasnt used the babolat just yet really but he likes it and plans on using it when summer starts.but i wanted him to choose a racket but was wondering if i should let him choose a light adult frame.thanks
01-30-2008, 06:10 PM
Get him a light adult racket. You may want to look at the nFury. It's light, not huge headsize, and appropiate for a little kid.
01-30-2008, 06:12 PM
also make sure the grip isnt too big for him
avoid 41/2 and bigger
01-30-2008, 06:15 PM
try out the prince o3 hybrid hornet , it's pretty light and extremely spin-friendly for him to develop more topspin.
01-30-2008, 07:46 PM
alright great to know guys thanks
01-30-2008, 09:00 PM
It will only hurt them when the 6 year olds start hitting each other with it.
01-31-2008, 12:00 AM
maybe go for a racket they make in a grip 0
01-31-2008, 08:56 AM
Only 6? Unless he is a mini Hercules I think the 26" junior frames are the way to go. Too big a grip and too much weight can put a lot of strain on the muscles and back of a young one.
If you want to get him a gift, and save hime a trip to the chiropracter, just get him a new junior frame. He will be able to play with it for at least several more years. No reason to take risks with people's health/development.
01-31-2008, 10:28 AM
I agree, a 26" racket is as big as you should go unless he's Jan Silva.
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