Tiny Gal 5 feet tall, 4.0 player, two handed forehand

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by scrappy50, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. scrappy50

    scrappy50 New User

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    Need recommendations on what racquet to buy in 2012. Playing with prince ex03 silver oversize (some say is for beginners) but I need the extra length and head size big time being 5 feet tall. Two handed on both sides makes me ever shorter but must do so due to repetitive wrist injuries due to overuse. I can't stay off the courts so need one that is arm friendly but not Pro Kennex unless you really give me the reasons why from personal similarities. Thx in advance.
     
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  2. Brian11785

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    If you are set on an extended, oversized racquet, I would start here. Though many of these are stiff Babolats, which you may not want. But....the PD+ is raved about by diminutive Sara Errani. And you can't argue with her results.

    http://racquetfinder.com/?name=&man...entcheckbox=on&current=Y&max_price=&x=62&y=20

    Admittedly, I am 6'0", but I hit two hands on both sides and use a 95 sq inch standard length racquet. Better for me than my previous racquet, the oversized, extended Prince TT Warrior OS. Just putting it out there that I would not necessarily rule out standard and/or non-oversize racquets.
     
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  3. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I used oversize for awhile and I'm a 4.5 but I mishit just as much with a smaller 100"...wait for it...wait for it...Pro Kennex 7G. OK, so my racket is much heavier than what you play with but I thought I should bring it up when I make my next point. If you go to TW's page for your current stick, the only similar stick it recommends is a Pro Kennex. They really are arm friendly and would probably be easier on your wrists than your Prince:

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_EXO3_Silver_115/descpageRCPRINCE-PEXS15.html
     
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  4. DustinW

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    Volkl Organix 4... medium stiffness, extended length, 105 head size, and head light. My wife used to play with the older version (DNX 4), and it has a good solid feel to it without being too stiff.
     
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  5. LeeD

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    Try a bunch, use the one you like.
    AmandaCoetzer was 5' tall, a top 10 WTA player who could beat almost anyone when she was confident. 2 hand strokes are fine, but you have to force the other player to respond to your shots, or you will soon be running all over the map.
     
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  6. tennisjon

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    I would look at the Prince EXO3 Red. It is an extended 105" and is relatively softer on the wrist. I would also look at the Yonex Xi102 Long and the Wilson BLX Blade Team, which are also extended. They are all relatively arm friendly racquets. That being said, the Pro Kennex line is extremely arm friendly. lol
     
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  7. LeeD

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    I'd go into your favorite tennis shop, NOT an sporting good store, and ask for recommendations.
     
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  8. TennisCJC

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    Try volkl pb v1 os or volkl org 10 v1 os. Both are extended, comfortable, powerful with good control. My female mixed partner is a strong 4.5 and she plays pb v1 os - it helped with her elbow issues.

    Prince Red would be a good choice too but I don't think Prince is quite as comfortable.
     
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  9. sureshs

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    No, they will never be able to match the info on this forum
     
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  10. LeeD

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    I hear ya, there are tennis shops and there are tennis shops.
    In my area, the owner of the shop has been playing tennis for 50 odd years, was once a top 5 NorCal A/Open player, carries Dunlop, Head, Babs, Volkl, Prince, Wilson and maybe 2 others, has demos in each model, refunded if you buy a racket, and has seen just about all sizes, shapes, and makeups of players thru 50 years of competitive tennis.
    PLUS, he's a pusher. A little guy without huge power who uses angles and legs to win throughout all his years.
     
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  11. Hi I'm Ray

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    The big piece of info missing is what do you want to change about your racket/what are you looking for in the new frame?
     
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  12. vsbabolat

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    Why do you want to change racquets? Is it because some say it's for beginners? Don't worry what other people think. What matters is how you feel, play and whether you like playing with the EXO3 Silver. There some other very fine racquets in that category of frames.
     
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  13. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Yes, my 13 year old son uses these, he is a nationally ranked junior about your size, maybe even smaller (we are not exactly a tall family!)

    really good frames.
     
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  14. USS Tang

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    Prince EXO3 Red105. Head light. Low swing-weight. Easy on the arm. Extended reach = 27.25 inches. Racket head is 105 square inches.
     
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