Best racquet for a beginner?

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  1. Mystikal

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    Im just began tennis, and I hate my Walmart racquet. What's a good racquet I can begin to grow with?
     
  2. a guy

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    Just get something cheap and easy to swing with that has a largish head.
     
  3. ! ! ! ! ronakp10

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    DON'T GET SOMETHING EXPENSIVE! its the player not the racket. if you start getting into strings and stuff, you'll be spending a lot of unecessary money. (like me :( )
     
  4. jdeloach

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    Take a look at the Prince O3 Hybrid Hornet. I actually used to have one, and it is a very nice racquet. I know several people that play with one, and they all love it.
     
  5. IT WAS IN!!!

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    the Prince Shark is a great beginners racquet in my opinion.
    easy to generate spin, easy on the arm, controllable power
     
  6. hbueain

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    get the head fxp 6 OS
     
  7. Zets147

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    grab an OS, prince usually have many
     
  8. ndtennis

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    I would recommend a Fischer, they are great frames; all you got to do is demo that. I challenge you that and i promise you will like it. I would think a M pro #1 105 would prob be a good fit for you. Highly recomened by me!
     
  9. Noveson

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    He just started playing, is using a Walmart racquet, and you recommend him a Fischer:confused: Do you even read the first post, or just go aruond recommending stuff?
     
  10. XxduckxX

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    Wal-Mart has some fancy rackets tho

    if you dont like Wal-Mart go to target ^_^
     
  11. ndtennis

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    whats wrong with starting with a Fischer?
     
  12. Noveson

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    The fact that it is expensive, and very low powered.
     
  13. me is bored

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    academy has good not very expensive rackets that could be good for u
     
  14. ndtennis

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    I agree they are a bit exspenive but maybe not the guy who started this if your just beginning but if your serious you gotta get a good frame. But I gotta disagree with you on "low powered". Have you hit with one? becuase personally M pro seems to add a lot of juice to my hits. I read that it uped Baghdatis' serve 10mph
     
  15. drhopz

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    With all the Mfil-300 lovers here, not one recommended it? That's odd. I learned how to play tennis with a fairly light racket, something between 9-10oz is good. OS is prefered, because it is more forgiving.
     
  16. 300Gkid

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    hahaha you beat me too it drhopz

    i definitley reccomend the M-fil 300, very nice racquet, very nice price
     
  17. abenguyen

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    i recommend the liquidmetal radical. midplus or oversize. midplus is a little advanced so give the oversize a try. its great and cheap.
     
  18. Alafter

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    Get the GAMMA BIG BUBBA! Let the racquet do the work for YOU!
     
  19. chiru

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    maxply mcenroe, cheap, and u can grow into it.
     
  20. Matt_MS

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    I agree with starting with a Shark, and if you start playing more, go with a O3 Hybrid Shark.
     
  21. anirut

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    Alafter, you beat me to it!
     
  22. mctennis

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    I'd buy a Volkl V1 Classic. It grows with your abilities and that will save you from having to buy a different racquet each time your level gets better.
     
  23. logansc

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    Prince Bandit OS was my first step up after Wal-Marting it for a while. Actually helped me with service form and my backhand, forehand was natural. But you may outgrow it kind of quick depending on how big you hit the ball, it all depends. The O3 Hybrid Hornet is a good stick also, but I broke mine and now I'm playing with a handful of Dunlops, which are great sticks too!! :)
     
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    Cheap and forgivening tweener, from major brand. Head liquidmetal 4 for example... Don't go for too powerful racquet, unless if you are skinny girl.
     
  25. lethalfang

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    I've played very briefly with the Ti.S6. If those two racquets are similar, then I do not at all recommend it: arm breaker.
     
  26. SoBad

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    Try Wilson ProStaff85 - it's a solid sturdy racquet, only $130 to order new from TW and many beginner level players on these forums seem to love it.
     
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    My respect for you grow more with each wisdom you bestow upon these people.
     
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    Gamma Big Buba.
     
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    ..[K]rap...

    10c
     
  30. mardy_fish

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    actually he could get the O3 Shark now for $100
     
  31. keithchircop

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    Head Titanium TiS6
     
  32. austro

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    What the h... are you talking about?? That's not a beginner's racket!

    I second the Dunlop. I gave my girlfriend my Dunlop 300G and she likes it. Prefered it even over lighter "beginners" frames.
     
  33. ibringtheHEAT

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    ??? The Maxply and 300g have basically the same specs........
     
  34. Mystikal

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    Now Im trying to compile a list to demo.
     
  35. fgs

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    mystikal,
    i understood that you are a beginner and i wish you all the fun in the world on the tennis court. please try to describe yourself a little bit - are you tall? thletically built? do you take a full swing (or try to) at the ball?
    there are some light racquets (<270g) out there and there are also some racquets around 300g out there that could be appropriate (like the ntour, or nsix-two from wilson), and that would allow you to not only grow your game but also to grow into them, since you can use them for quite some while until you "outgrow" them.
     
  36. Mystikal

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    Im about 5'9-5'10, I tend to stay on the baseline I've noticed. Pretty atheletic, but even from the baseline I tend to hit balls way to hard, without really trying I might note (might be my stroke) and cause them to go out.
     
  37. fgs

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    mystikal,
    looks like you need a low powered racquet in this case and i'd say between 300-320g STRUNG. try to demo a ntour 95, a lm radical from the "recently discontinued" ones. a dunlop m-fil has often been recommended, but since i have no acces to demoing dunlops i don't know which. since you are at the beginning, i'd really say you'd better go with these kinds of racquets which are very good indeed, and save the extra money you'd spend on a "latest greatest ultimate technology" racquet for getting some good coaching. in the end you'll have more fun learning the right strokes than sporting the latest racquet.
     
  38. keithchircop

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    just to make sure...
    when you say the ball tends to go out when hit from the baseline, we take it for granted it's going less than two feet above the net. because if it's going higher than that it's not a problem of power, aim lower :)
     
  39. tfergus09

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    What about a dunlop m-fil 400?
     
  40. Alafter

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    Dont forget to get lead tape as well because that's essential to a new players' arsenal to make a more solid and spinny racquet.
     
  41. SoBad

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    Thank you for your nice comment. I appreciate it.
     
  42. 1337Kira

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    I added 18 grams of lead tape about 3 months about I first started tennis...
    Is that a bad thing?
    It's winter now so I can't remember if I hit better with or without it xD
     

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