Racket for Beginners

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by isuk@tennis, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. isuk@tennis

    isuk@tennis Rookie

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    I have a friend im teaching tennis to. But he is hesitant about listening to me about using a decent weight racket. something about 12Oz plus

    can you list reasons why a heavy racket is good even for beginners

    crap could a mod move this for me to the regular racket section
    thanks
     
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  2. WayneCM

    WayneCM Semi-Pro

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    Well i don't think a heavy racquet is the right choice why not sumthin between 10-11.5 ounces??? It's got reasonable weight for control and would also allow a reasonable amount of power...
     
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  3. isuk@tennis

    isuk@tennis Rookie

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    i was thinking of around 12oz but 11.5 doesn't sound too light and i don't want him to be using some light powerful racket is not develop proper technique where he can just do a half swing and the ball fly over and out. and he is 21 so he's not weak he should be able to handle that weight. im thinking a 12oz racket balance 8 or 10pts headlight will be very manageble cuz he picked up mine and it was a 12.2oz and he said it felt nice and light. compared to the prokennex i used to train with

    am i wrong for thinking this?
    and we can't go to a teaching pro we don't have money for that we're still in school
     
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  4. need2paint

    need2paint Rookie

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    Get him a something at least 11 oz with a decent head size like 97-100.
     
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  5. tarheels2323

    tarheels2323 Semi-Pro

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    I would suggest a 93 or 95" racquet. I'm not telling you to shove a "player's" racquet in his hands right away, but if he starts with a smaller headsize he'll be better off. In the long run, he'll have better concentration and better control.
     
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