Fairly new player raquet question

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  1. dubleon

    dubleon New User

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    Fairly new player raquet question,Older vs New

    Hi all,

    I am a fairly new player and am enjoying it all immensely. At the moment I have a Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 which I have had restrung with Tecnifibre synthetic strings and was wondering if a newer racquet would make it easier to improve my game (I take lessons once a week)?

    I hope this makes sense and thanks for any help,

    Leon
     
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  2. Nar57981

    Nar57981 Rookie

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    Moving up to a new raquet (even ones around $100, like Head LM) would help improve your game. For me, before I really started playing I had an old raquet, and getting the new one pushed my game up that extra knoch I needed to compete.
    Strings don't matter that much if the raquet itself is unconfortable, unstable, and not what you need to excell
     
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  3. dubleon

    dubleon New User

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    Sounds intersting,maybe I should try my local shop for some trial racquets . I looked at some of the latest Babolat range and they seem really nice pieces of kit. Would you say that my current racquet is classed as powerfull/light/heavy (its strung @ 55lbs)? I wouldnt mind somethign similar power wise. Then I guess its on to strings!Haha, I really can see this tennis thing becoming a serious addiction !!
     
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  4. Steve H.

    Steve H. Semi-Pro

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    Your HH 4.3 is a classic Hammer, light, head-heavy, stiff, and more oriented to power than control. Good way to get tennis elbow, and you won't learn to take long, smooth strokes -- you'd be better off with something more substantial and evenly balanced or a few points head-light. By all means try some other frames.
     
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  5. Starwind

    Starwind Rookie

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    You need to switch to a Pro Staff 6.0. or racquet with the smallest head you can find. You will hit the ball cleanly and be club champ. If u can't find the pro staff, use a ping pong paddle or something.
     
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  6. dubleon

    dubleon New User

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    ah seems a couple of replys are missing from this thread!! To the fellow Brit who posted before I am around the Reading/Oxford area and *** seems miles away. I'll try and ring their number for demos though. Know anywhere else anyone? What do y'all think I should try out? The Pure Storm is on the top of my list

    thanks
     
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