New player new racquet

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Xmax, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Xmax

    Xmax New User

    Nov 13, 2011

    I'm kind of new player, didn't play for lots of years...
    I'm considering buying one of the 3 racquets and need some advice:
    Head YOUTEK Radical Pro
    Head YOUTEK Radical Midplus
    Babolat Pure Storm GT – 2009

    Which one I should go for?

  2. robbo1970

    robbo1970 Hall of Fame

    Aug 12, 2010
    I would strongly consider testing a few first if you can, so you can at least find the weight and head size that you feel most comfortable with.

    I made the mistake of ditching my 350g racket, thinking I needed to go lighter, switched to a 290g and now my whole upper body is in trauma after two matches yesterday and having to swing like a lunatic to get sufficient power.

    I should have done the sensible thing and demo'd a few rackets first, so thats my advice :)
  3. tennisjon

    tennisjon Semi-Pro

    Jan 8, 2007
    West Orange, NJ
    Honestly, I don't think any of these racquets would be good for someone just starting out. They headsize and weight might be too much of a challenge. That is not to say that a beginner can't use a control racquet, but that I would recommend getting a racquet that is 102-110 sq. in. depending on your hand-eye coordination. Also, a racquet that is neutral balance or headlight but that is over 10.4 oz strung with a lower swing weight and medium flex can be a very good racquet for someone who is athletic but is new to the game. In these cases, I tend to recommend something like the Wilson BLX Blade Team or Head Youtek Radical Oversize. Get 4 demos and try them before buying. The larger head-size but the control of the frame will make it a good racquet to grow into.

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