The size of the racquet might be in inverse ratio to the ability of the player

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  1. Tennis Man

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    Even 100 years ago people knew the simple truth: the size of the racquet might be in inverse ratio to the ability of the player. :)

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    what are you getting at?
     
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    tell that to Agassi and Chang.. POG OS
     
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    Or in some cases the size of the player might be in inverse ratio to the size of the racquet:) Not to mention the size and price of the car, house, boat.....
     
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    It's nothing personal, just a simple fact that I just confirmed by reading tennis history. I've been always an advocate of "midsize" racquets. That's all :)
     
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    Should we call you The Shankman, now? I'd like to see you use a mid size with really whippy strokes....
     
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    I wish you could. I rarely shank the ball. Actually with heavy mid frames the strokes must be "really whippy" (the swing rating of my racquets is L6-L7)
     
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    Alright ... I think it's time we start another headsize war ... ;)

    The board's been kinda quiet for sometime ...
     
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    That's the point! What you're saying is, if your swing is wrong or off, without a big head size you shank the ball.
     
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    My racquet is 64sq in and made entirely out of lead. <----GOAT
     
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    How about those with large rackets are feeling inadequate in other areas of their lives... ;)
     
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    Smaller is better. Or the smaller the frame the better the player. Im more in the midplus range. 93-98 is good with me.
     
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    Yeah but things have changed.
    It's probably also true that the smaller the head size, the older the player -- to a point, then the racquet head explodes into a 127sq incher once you've hit your late 60's.
     
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    Yeah thats true too.
     
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  15. Kemitak

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    It's also difficult to pin down a style of play to a particular head size (though pat-ball artists always have big heads). Both Murray and Soderling hit with an orange-painted 98 sq. inch Prestige, and they have very different games.
    The old rule, Sampras-serve-and-volley with a small head and Agassi-baseline-counter-puncher with a big head, doesn't really apply anymore. (Rafter-serve-and-volley used a mid-plus, too, didn't he?)

    edit: I think lately-server-and-volley-Haas hits with the same 98 sq. incher.
     
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