I'm not like most of the people on this forum. I'm in my 20's and want to learn tennis to play recreationally. It's good exercise, and more importantly, it's pretty fun. I know I have much to learn, and when it comes to racquets I'm pretty confused on the subject. I'm hoping someone on the forum can give me some advice. Most of the things I read say beginners should use oversize and light weight racquets. I know they are easier to hit with and allow you to generate more power and what not, but I mean, I'm pretty coordinated and can generate power on my own. I've tried out several racquets recently, and when I try an oversize racquets I hit it way too long. Because of that I tend not to fully step into my swing, and it becomes a bit awkward. I mostly play baseline and hit the ball just as consistently with an oversize racquet as I do with a mid-sized one. Being said, would it be totally off the wall if I chose a racquet for an intermediate player? Do the player ratings for the racquets really mean anything, or are they more like guidelines? I can't imagine that an oversized racquet would provide me with a learning advantage. Any advice is appreciated.