I m 42 and 3.5 single players. I had serious tennis elbow 3 months ago; probably using too heavy racquets (K90), inappropriate string (poly string) or poor stroke formation, etc. I realized I may starting getting old (42 years old???). I want to extend my tennis life longer and healthier. I decided to look for arm friendly racquet but powerful racquet (prob slightly bigger head... 98???). I demo the following racquets: Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Babolat Pure Storm GT (2010 and 2011 models) Wilson BLX Blade 98 I found the Babolat with the following good numbers: strung weight (~12 oz, kinda light but still enough to manage hard/fast pace ball) Swingweight: 313 (< 320 I consider is pretty good, my shoulder will not get tired easily) Stiffness: 59 (it's great just below 60!!!) Because of the cost, I cant afford natural gut even I know it is good for arm and performance. I use Tecnifibre X-One Biphase 16 (17 for more spin) String Red (red colour match nicely with the racquet recommended by local tennis shop. I started to play with the Babolat month ago with tennis elbow brace on. I felt extremely easy to swing and comfortable. Few weeks later, I felt the same good even without elbow brace on (sometimes I still have that tennis elbow brace on to support my arm though). I then tried to play the tournament for two straight days, 6 matches. I felt great and my shoulder and arm could manage all the way to semi final. Now, I put lead tape at 3 and 9 o'clock to improve the stability. Everything looks perfect for me now; except myself Good luck and have fun to find the right racquet.