Recommendation for 3.0 lady player

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  1. MikeHitsHard93

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    Hey guys, my friend is looking to improve her game by taking lessons and she wants a new racket for Christmas. She's a 3.0 baseliner and can hit with power sometimes. She's previously using a prince o3 royal 110 10.5oz 2 PTS hl. She wants more control, but still some power. Wants it to be blue as well lol. Thanks.
     
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    The BLX Envy is, believe it or not, a hidden gem.
     
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  4. MikeHitsHard93

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    She's 16, smaller but she hits pretty hard for her level. I'm wondering if anything over 11oz would be too heavy for her?
     
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    Prince o3 white or volkl pb10 mp 295
     
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    Check out the Volkl PB6 Ativa. This model is an ideal fit for a 3.0+ woman, has a special ergonomic grip designed for women -- and it is blue (very sharp looking racquet). They are being closed out now, so you may have to hunt for one. Sold out at TW, but one of my regular distributors has had them as low as $45.00 (MSRP was $189.00) -- not sure what grip sizes are left.
     
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  7. sportlerin

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    Head Liquidmetal 4?

    1ptHH but some weight to the handle, even just heavier grip or overgrip, could even it out a bit. Reasonably priced too.
     
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    2nd volkl PB 6 or even the new volkl org 6. I bought my daughter the PB6 for $70 at TW but they are gone now. She is an adult but very small in stature. Quality racket. Could lead up for more omph as she improves.
     
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  10. prjacobs

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    Does your friend have a teacher yet? My recommendation would be to start lessons and get a recommendation from her/him.
    As far as blue goes... I just can't understand and serious tennis player caring about a frame's looks.
     
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  11. mflynn1971

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    My wife is probably at about this level and is loving the Juice 100 since August. She previously had a much lower weight Dunlop.
    I added a total of 6g Lead at 3&9 which stabilized this racket nicely and she prefers it even more now. She has no problems with the weight but shes might be stronger than average.
     
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  12. sportlerin

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    I had a teacher once that always recommended racquets that he happened to be looking to sell used. l o l.

    As far as looks, there is nothing wrong with picking one that appeals to you aesthetically too. There are so many great, playable racquets out there to choose from. Very easy to find one that both feels and looks good. I know a lot of 'serious' musicians who feel the same way about their guitars.
     
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  13. MikeHitsHard93

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    She hasn't gotten a recommendation yet. I honestly think there's a lot of rackets that would be fine for her to use. However, I just wanted some opinions. She just wants to get better for her last two years of hs tennis. And I think it's important to like how your racket looks!
     
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  14. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yeah I was thinking the juice 108 because its just a bit lighter, but she's concerned about cost too.
     
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    Fair enough, Mike. Do you mean a recommendation for a teacher? I imagine your local colleges might be a good resource.
    Regarding the frame and not the looks, a good pro with a good eye hopefully can look at your friend's strokes and help her the most. I understand you trying to get some sort of starting point.
     
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  16. anubis

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    I have a lady friend that uses the wilson steam 100 and she loves it. otherwise, a babo PD would work too.
     
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  17. MikeHitsHard93

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    Well she is taking lessons at the local tennis club from a pro, so yeah she just needs a racket that's versatile and not so uncontrollable. She's really quite consistent, but has no major weapons yet. Her baseline game is good, but the rest of her game needs work.
     
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    Yonex VCore 100 or VCore 100 xi or Ezone 98 or 100
     
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    I have a suggestion. Why not let her try your Pro Open? With her comments on that racquet, you could see which way to go for weight, power, etc.
     
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  20. MikeHitsHard93

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    Excellent suggestion!!!!! I'm getting another racket this Xmas anyway!
     
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  21. thecrusher956

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    Try one of the Babolat Lites or Teams, but you should look into some of the cheaper wilson racquets.
     
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  22. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yeah I was looking into the pure drive lite 2011
     
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    The new Tecnifibre Rebound Pro 95, comes out Jan 15. 295 grams, beam width 23mm, 100 sq inch head and looks awesome.
     
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