junior racquet selection, now or hold off?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Dr. Perry, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Dr. Perry

    Dr. Perry New User

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    My daughter is 10 years old and has been using Yonex EZone Xi Lite for about a year. I am thinking of getting the Yonex RDiS 200 Lite MP for her (she may be able to use it next year the earliest.). Should I get it now or hold off until she is ready?

    The reasons I am inclined to select RDiS 200 Lite MP include:
    1. The power level is medium as per the spec;
    2. The head size is 98 sq in, I hope she gets used to smaller head size early on;
    3. Low price, $80 a piece;

    Any opinion if I should do it now or wait to next year when she is really ready?
     
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  2. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Lots of 8-10 year olds who play pretty well with normal tennis balls use lightweight adult 27" rackets.
    They choke up the grip some. Those rackets start at $70 bucks and can weigh in the 9 oz range, lasting her until later teenage years.
     
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    Dr. Perry New User

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    My friend's daughter is turning 14 and she is using Djokovic's racket, which is 11.5 oz in weight. So I figure mine should be able to handle something in 11 oz range in two years. Oh well, yes, I like the Yonex racquets, she may look at it differently.
     
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  4. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Cibulkova's signature racket is just under 10 oz.
     
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