A Few Questions About My Game

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Thomas59, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Thomas59

    Thomas59 New User

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    Hey there, I have some questions about my tennis game in general. First of all, I use a Head Ti S6, strung with syn gut at 65 tension. I'm wondering if the racket is holding me back from improving? To clarify, I hit groundstrokes with decent pace, and good spin, but I find that it is hard to get too much control in rallies. I rate myself at a low 4.0 level and is it alright to continue to use this racket?
     
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  2. loosegroove

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    Around here I feel like people (including myself) can focus way too much on gear and not on the tennis itself. However, in this case I really do think your racket could be hindering your play. I hit a few rallies with a stick with similar specs as yours, and it was so lightweight and unstable that I couldn't imagine playing with it. If you can, demo some tweeners from your local club or shop, and see what you like. Granted I also know a 4.5 that plays with a Head Racket similar to that one.
     
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  3. Thomas59

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    Thanks for the reply I appreciate it, but do you know their playstyle? For example, are they a baseliner with solid topspin groundstrokes or a all court player? Also, do they have a serve with good pace?
     
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  4. loosegroove

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    Honestly, I don't think the answer to that question really matters. I think the guy I know who uses a similar racket would play well with any racquet, but that's just what he's used for so long and he never switched. Actually he has some tennis elbow too, which I know those frames probably contribute to, especially since at his level he's playing against some relatively hard hitters.

    Really what it comes down to is there is probably a better racket for you. But it's a personal preference so you have to demo some and see what works and feels right. Just don't get wrapped up in finding the perfect racket, because no such thing exists. But I wouldn't even recommend your current racket to a beginner now that I'm more familiar with tennis and the various specs of frames, so I think trying out some new frames is worth a shot.
     
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  5. gmatheis

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    The head tiS6 is a game improvement racket made for people that have trouble generating their own pace.

    start demoing some other rackets.
     
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