Accidental Racquet Breaks?

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  1. ubel

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    Was out serve practicing today and I developed a really fun game with myself (point game based on direction/depth). I was getting into it and then.. my racquet flew out of my hand straight into the service box, accompanied by a nice loud crunch. I knew it was over before I even walked over to pick it up, and unfortunately this is my only racquet. The strangest thing is, I wasn't even slightly annoyed that it was broken.. I was just really sad that I couldn't continue my game.

    Got me thinking, how did you guys break your first racquet, if you've ever?
     
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  2. Freedom

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    Well, to be fair, it really hasn't broken. I took a cheapo K-Mart racquet out to my patio and whacked it (repeatedly) on the cement to see what would happen. I lost some paint, the part of the throat where the mains loop disconnected from one of the beams, and the racquet is grotesquely bent. Oddly, the strings are still intact.
     
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  3. mistapooh

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    Brand new POG, probably around 2 weeks old. Overhead smash into the net cord =) and I cracked it at 2 o'clock.

    Looking back, I'm glad I did it because the new version of the POG is horrible without customization.
     
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  4. ShcMad

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    It was a humid day, and I was practicing serves alone in the park. I always used overgrips, but that day, I wanted to know how bare leather feels like. Big mistake. It slipped out of my hand, and cracked at 7 and 5 o'clock positions. Funny thing is that, I didn't even notice the cracks at first, and was looking at my leather grip and saying "Oh, no, my grip is scratched"

    I was very sad for the remainder of the day. But, the same day, I came home and ordered the same racquet from TW.
     
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  5. tennis_nerd22

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    haha, that made me laugh :D
     
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  6. maverick66

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    my first racket break after arguing with a coach(not mine) for like an hour. best advice ever dont go play after a bad argument because it gets ugly. i lost 6-0 6-0 didnt really even try. took the racket and shattered it. hit off the ground off the fence off a pole and finally threw it into a tree and left it. to no surprise when i showed up the next day for training i was running and got a nice speach from my coach.
     
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  7. HellBunni

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    was playing doubles, served ,aced but racquet and the ball hit the court around the same time, lol.
     
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  8. tarheels2323

    tarheels2323 Semi-Pro

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    The first and only racquet I broke was during my sophomore or junior year in high school. I looked down at the frame and saw a small crack one day, which developed into a larger crack and eventually the frame snapped. My coach (who I bought all my racquets from) sent it back to Wilson and they replaced it.
     
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  9. fishuuuuu

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    I was hitting a serve, and then my racquet broke at the 3 and 9. I was sad, the end.
     
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  10. ucd_ace

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    I hit an overhead and it broke all over the place... it never left my hand... and now I no longer use Babolats after that.
     
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