View Full Version : Recommendation for 1st adult racket for child

12-29-2004, 02:17 AM
Would like some recommendation for you experts here.

My 7 year old daughter has been using a junior racket for her tennis lessons. She has improved quite a bit recently and the other day, I let her use a Pure Drive to hit. I was surprised that she hit better with it compared to the junior racket, especially from the baseline. I am now considering getting her an adult racket.

I am looking for an even-balanced racket, of standard length. It should be lighter than Pure Drive as she feels that the pure drive is a bit heavy for her. Has anyone any recommendations? Please let me know. FYI, my daughter is 124cm tall, and of medium built.


David Pavlich
12-29-2004, 08:53 AM
Look at the Pure Storm MP. 10.4 oz strung. Babolat Drive Z Tour, 10.1 oz. Head LM 4 or 5. Volkl Cat 4. Prince Turbo Beast MP.

There's a few for starters.


12-29-2004, 10:07 AM
What about PD itself (this is a question)? Kids tend to like it (it's a good looking stick) but I am worried about its stiffness. Would it make a good starter stick (probably with softer sting at lower tension)?