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AndyP
03-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Hello, I just broke my racquet and thus I am in need of a new one. I am a high school tennis player and play doubles only.

Serve: I generally hit a top spin serve at about 1 o'clock and occasionally I will hit it a bit flatter if I am looking for power

Groundstrokes: I have a moderate to full swing length and hit a consistent top spin forehand and a less powerful two handed back hand. Also I often find myself just counter punching when I play against players who are hard baseliners.

Volleys: I have excellent reach at the net, but my volleys often lack power. Also as a doubles player I obviously want to a racquet that will help with my serve and volley game.

I used to use a Prince Game OS, which worked well for me. I liked the length and the head size gave me the extra pop I need. So I'm looking for a racquet that is somewhat similiar to my old one, with a fairly large head size (110) and emphasizes power slightly more than control.

I am looking to spend $150 or so, but I would prefer to spend a bit less.

Thanks for all the help in advance.

Marius_Hancu
03-03-2006, 03:54 AM
first, take care of your health when choosing the racquet

FWIW
check my posting here:

Best arm friendly racquets?
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=77937

Steve H.
03-03-2006, 04:46 AM
Prince still makes frames of that type -- they're very decent racquets, and not expensive at all ($60-$90 from TW). Check out the ThunderCloud, Scream, Turbo Beast, and Turbo Outlaw. These are very similar to each other -- if you aren't too picky, just choose the one that looks best to you. You might also consider something a little more substantial -- the Warrior OS is very highly regarded, and the extra ounce of weight will give you more stability on your shots once you learn to swing it.

AndyP
03-03-2006, 03:21 PM
Anyone have an opinion on this http://www.*************.com/racquets_Dunlop_1000G.html

AndyP
03-03-2006, 03:22 PM
I think I am going to go with the http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCDUNLOP-D300G.html Dunlop 300G.