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Tennisfam
05-22-2011, 08:59 AM
Is there any rule of thumb as to when a junior should change racquets and go to a bigger size? I have an 8 & 11 yr. old that I think may need new racquets.

Thanks

Timbo's hopeless slice
05-22-2011, 02:39 PM
ask their coach.

The 11 year old can probably play with a lighter adults racquet (Extreme Elite, Volkl X-4, Dunlop 500 etc) but only if he/she has a decent swing. The 8 year old would probably be best with a 25" or 26" Junior racquet. Again, ask their coach. (if they don't have a coach (shudder), at least get them a lesson with a pro so he/she can make a suggestion)

There is no rule of thumb, by the way, it totally depends on the individual player.