Racquets for Beginners

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  1. JLane

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    So my daughter and I have decided to take tennis lessons. We have been playing tennis 3 times a week since April and decided that we need lessons. We don't know what type of racquets to purchase? Any suggestions would help.
     
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  2. meowmix

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    How old are you, and how old is your daughter?
     
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  3. meowmix

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    Also, how much money are you willing to spend?
     
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  4. JLane

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    I am 44 and my daughter is 15
     
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  5. JLane

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    I am willing to spend 80 to 100
     
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  6. krz

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    the rackets on sale section at Tennis warehouse are all great deals.

    personally I would recommend a Wilson KFactor Tour 90... j/k

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RQ260.html

    thats a great $80 racket yonex from my exp have huge sweets spots. Great for your daughter.

    and any of the wilson hammer series are great game improvement rackets prolly better for you. I think there are a couple on sale at TW. Prolly could get them at any sports store also for around the same price.

    edit: the guy below me is just joking about the PS 6.0 figured I'd warn you since you're new
     
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  7. Ronaldo

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    Try the Wilson PS 6.0 85
     
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    oh god no...
     
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  9. JLane

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    Thank you for your help and I won't try the Wilson PS 6.0 85.
     
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  10. soggyramen

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    i suggest you should get tweeners for the both of you the prince shark is a darn good tweener or the wilson nfury if you lead it up right
     
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  11. Ronaldo

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    Why not start at the top of the heap, the king of the hill, if you will?
     
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  12. tbini87

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    the m fil 200 and 300 are good racquets in your price range, but might not fit the skill level. you might want to get one and you and your daughter could try it out. what racquets have you guys been using? might be best to stick with an oversized frame for now...
     
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    I know a beginner who uses the PS85. I give him alotta crap about it. :smile:
     
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    I agree. I think you should get the O3 Shark MP or the Head LM Radical (either size will do). For your daughter, you might want to consider the Wilson n5 OS (TW doesn't sell it anymore though, but you can find it elsewhere for around 70 bucks), Head LM 4, or the Prince TT Bandit. You could probably find quite a few good rackets in the TW liquidation section. They're good racquets that are, for the most part, older models that are going to be discontinued (that doesn't mean they play bad, it's just that the racquet companies are going to make new racquets with more gimmicks). You should look for racquets that are between 9.5-10.5 ounces, are OS, and are head heavy-head light.
     
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  15. Romeo

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    Why don't you discuss this with your tennis instructor? He/she will have more idea on your style and your daughters.
     
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  16. JLane

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    Thank You Romeo. That is exactly what my sister in law suggested.
     
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  17. sharp*shooter

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    Get some reasonably cheap ones.. not need to fork out a small fortune. It would be easier to play with if the racket is quite light and has a large headsize, like 100 square inches and above.
     
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  18. sharp*shooter

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    These people mentioning all these rackets off tennis warehouse make me LOL.
     
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