Tennis elbow racket

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by npainter17, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. npainter17

    npainter17 Guest

    I have been looking for a new racket, and would like some suggestions. I have been playing w/ a Prince TT Graphite Mid and a few other "players rackets" for several years, but have recently developed some elbow problems. Therefore, I would like to find something comparable to what I've been using, but perhaps not quite as stiff or as heavy. I prefer the smaller head size, but would consider a mid-plus if necessary. I'm a 4.5-5.0 baseliner, but also play doubles.
     
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  2. Nar57981

    Nar57981 Rookie

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    do a search, i think there was a big thread like this one just a little bit ago
     
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  3. newnuse

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    Look at the PK Redondo 93". Very flexible racket and comfortable. I added a couple of inches of lead tape at 3/9 position.
     
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  4. cghipp

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    You might also try the Ki 5. It's a little lighter than the Redondo and it has a MP head size, but you can still swing away with it and have great control, and it's very easy on the arm. The Redondo is a little more on the player's racquet side, and the Ki 5 is a little more on the "prescription racquet" side.
     
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  5. npainter17

    npainter17 Guest

    Thanks for the input -- I'll definitely give these a try.
     
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  6. haerdalis

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    In my experience a light racquet is a bad thing for a tennis elbow. Only a light and stiff racquet is worse.
     
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  7. nalbandian_fan

    nalbandian_fan Semi-Pro

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    yeah heavy and flexible is best for tennis elbow IMO, but it can be a bad thing for the wrist if you don't have good technique, but ur a 5.0 so that shouldn't be a problem
     
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  8. Keifers

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    I would also suggest looking at the Pro Kennex racquets -- very arm-friendly but also very well designed true player's sticks.
     
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  9. cghipp

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    I agree, but "lighter" and "light" are not the same things. My Pro Kennex Ki 5 is 11.8 ounces strung with overgrip and dampener. I had to go to this lighter racquet because a heavier one was hurting my shoulder, even though it was a pretty "comfortable" racquet. Each person has to find the right balance for himself.
     
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  10. alb1

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    I used the TT Graphite Mid for a while a couple of years ago. Got TE from a TT Warrior so went to the PK 5G to get over the elbow pain. It took me a few months to adjust to the 100 sq in head . Currently use the 5G and the Ki5. I also have found the Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP with a little lead at 3 and 9 to play well.
     
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