Racquets for beginners

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  1. bbfl

    bbfl New User

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    Hello everyone,

    I tried to use the Tennis Warehouse tools for choosing a racquet for beginners but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I'm trying to choose one of these 5 racquets under 50 euro in Tennis Point. However I still don't know much about racquet technology, strings pattern, balance etc. and so I don't know which one is the best choice. I guess they're all the same as they are all cheap. I have played with Wilson Roger Federer 110 and it was good for an absolute beginner but I broke it.

    So can you please help me choose one of these 5 racquets. And if you can explain me shortly what's the difference between them like which one will give me better control and which one will give me more powerful shots.

    Thank you in advance
     
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  2. bbfl

    bbfl New User

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    I forgot to say that I am from Europe so Tennis Point is the only place where I can buy racquets with no additional taxes. So that's why I have to choose only from these 5 racquets that I have mentioned above.
     
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  3. pkshooter

    pkshooter Semi-Pro

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    Okay since know one is telling you I will...
    Head size: 100 sq in or less
    Balance: close to even as possible but not hh
    Weight: at least 10 oz.
    Composition: braided graphite is the best

    Really for a beginner only the first three matter with the second being negilable.
     
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  4. ThomasTerrible

    ThomasTerrible Rookie

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    The sixone comp, blade comp and pro comp are identical except for colour. All specs aren't correct on T-P so don't trust the numbers there...


    Anyway:
    If you're going to start playing with any kind of regularity, you really should spend a bit more on your racket. There's a reason those rackets are so cheap...
    Also, in my opinion, most of the "beginner rackets" are made for beginners that don't want to improve their game but rather stay on the beginner level. To improve your game, you won't be helped by a racket with rocket power and a hitting area the size of Belgium. The most likely effect of those rackets is hitting the back fence a lot and developing pain in the wrist/elbow...

    There are lots of great deals on TW Europe around €100. Check them out. It's worth it... Don't break your racket in anger and it will last very long...
     
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  5. bbfl

    bbfl New User

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    Hey thanks for your replies. I didn't know about Tennis Warehouse in Europe. There are big choice so I guess I will order something from there. Yeah I don't want to break my racquet in the back fence and don't want to stay beginner forever so can you suggest me 2-3 racquets that are good for under 100 euro from Tennis-Warehouse Europe? Thanks again.
     
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  6. C_Mayer

    C_Mayer New User

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    @bbfl, If i were you, i would go for a pretty decent racquet. Here is why. The quality of a more expensive racquet is often way better than the cheap ones. So instead of buying a cheap one you need to replace after a while, you can have a more expensive racquet for a longer time, therefore the money you will put in will be about the same. And as some already said. You will probably develop more as a player with a better racquet.

    Im new to tennis as well, and my first racquet is the Babolat APDGT. I did however test a lot of different racquets at my club before i choosed this one, which i recommend you to do too.
     
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  7. ThomasTerrible

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    Around €100:
    Babolat Pure Drive GT - €115
    Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour - €93
    Dunlop Biomimetic 300 - €93
    Tecnifibre TFight 305 VO2 Max - €93
    Wilson BLX Blade Team - €104


    Those listed are all on sale, previously sold for about € 150-200. All are medium weight, slightly headlight, midplus sized rackets with reasonable swingweight. I haven't tried any except the Pure Drive, but they are within reasonable specs and will surely be better for you than some €50 beginners rackets...
     
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