11 year old Head prestige mp

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  1. Fal900

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    My son likes this racquet and has been playing with a demo for a week.

    I know the racquet is on the heavy side and is probably not played with by many 11 year olds. But this is the racquet he likes. Some say it is ok for him to use others say it could possibly lead to injury to his wrist I would rather not risk that.

    I know most would probably not advise this racquet I am trying to convince him to use something in the low 11 oz range.

    Any other racquet I could have him try same string pattern similar feel less weight ?

    Would Like to here others opinions
     
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  2. thecrusher956

    thecrusher956 Rookie

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    Prestige MP has low swingweight, so its not going to feel heavy while swinging. I'm thirteen and I find it TOO light. If your son likes it, let him stay with it
     
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  3. tennisplayer1993

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    it's a good racket. my friend had one from back then and still uses it. heck, i still use my wilson i got back in 2002 despite trying out new rackets, I love the 2002 racket the most.
     
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  4. Fal900

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    I know the racket is good. he use to have a pure drive b4 trying this racquet

    just wondering myself the true ramifications from going from a 11.1 oz racquet to a 11.9 for 11 year old.

    when you see or read any talk or reviews on this racquet the impression is that this racquet is for an experienced 13 year old or older
     
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  5. makinao

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    When I learned tennis in the 70s, racquet weights started at 12oz. All pre-teens and teens used them.

    The Prestige is a fine racquet. In a sense, I'm not surprised he likes it. Let him have it if he likes it.
     
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  6. tennisplayer1993

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    it all depends on the child, I guess. If it's too heavy stick with the 11.1 oz racket
     
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  7. Fal900

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    I Want to just say yes but want to be sure before i make the plung.

    What about the prestige S
     
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  8. dreamneedle

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    Prestiges are awesome. I wish someone had told me that before I started wasting months with lead tape and Radicals.
     
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  9. Power Player

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    He will be good. Lots of pros used similar sticks when they were juniors.
     
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  10. Bowtiesarecool

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    Before this modern age of tennis, everyone used heavy, woden racquets. Women, children, and men. Don't let some salesperson or youngin' that's never actually played with a racquet over 10oz tell you that heavy = bad. It's the lightweight gear that has a greater chance of hurting a player because less mass = more energy is transferred through to your arm.

    There are plenty of threads on the downsides to lightweight racquets. Do some research, and remember... Your son or anyone else for that matter, playing well with a particular racquet that they like hitting with is one of the most important factors in developing a lifelong enjoyment of tennis.
     
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  11. Muppet

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    How does his form look when he's using it? Is he struggling?
     
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  12. pshulam

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    Your title is missing - I thought you were referring to an 11-year-old Head Prestige MP.

    How about the length of the racquet? The recommended length for an average 11 or 12-year-old is 26" and weight of 10 - 11.5 oz. Obviously, these recommendations are for the averages. It really depend on playing style and physical characteristics of the person. Your son can demo racquets that he might like.
     
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