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gplracer 01-01-2013 02:32 PM

Racket for a 10 year old
 
I have a 10 year old that is 5'2". He plays a lot of tournaments and he has been playing with the Wilson Blade Lite. I feel it is time to move to a racket that is a little heavier. The blade lite is 9.4 oz. Plus his are about worn out. I want to stay with Wilson. Any suggestions? I thought about the Steam 99s. He has hit with it and he really likes it but it has a swingweight of 333. I also thought about the 6.1 team but it is has a 95in. head and most juniors are not playing with 95in rackets. Any thoughts?

gplracer 01-02-2013 04:01 PM

TCF can you send me an email. I can send you a videos of my son. They are online and is ready to go. I was unable to get the other address to work. Maybe that would help. Thanks!

GATennisMom 01-04-2013 12:31 PM

Try the new Wilson BLX Juice 100L that is coming out when the Steams come out. My son tested it for Wilson and really liked it. Its 10.4 or 10.5 strung weight so its a little heavier than the Blade Lite. It also is 4 Pts HH instead of 1 Pt HL like the Blade. Here is the link on Wilson site - http://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/rackets/juice-100l/. He also loved the Steam but was too heavy for him yet.

gplracer 01-04-2013 05:49 PM

Thanks, my son hit with the 99s but it might be a little to heavy.

gplracer 01-04-2013 05:54 PM

Does your son play in tournaments in GA?

andfor 01-05-2013 07:21 AM

Try the new Blade 98 16x19. Even though the SW is listed at 331 it's pretty easy to swing. It's really nice from all areas of the courts worth a try.

Stokke 01-05-2013 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by andfor (Post 7099350)
Try the new Blade 98 16x19. Even though the SW is listed at 331 it's pretty easy to swing. It's really nice from all areas of the courts worth a try.

My son (also 10 and about the same height as OPīs kid) occasionally hits with my new Blade 98 18*20 but it is a little to heavy for him when serving..

We find that his Pure Drive Lite (a little heavier than the Blade Lite) suits him well at present.

andfor 01-05-2013 10:48 AM

Another good option if the player like the stick is simply put some lead tape on it. Gradually build it up until they grow into the heavier model.

Pro_Tour_630 01-08-2013 04:45 AM

racket for 10 year old,

look no further,





TCF 01-08-2013 06:50 AM

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klu375 01-08-2013 07:47 AM

Is this for your 8yo or for yourself? She does not need 300+ SW. Make her playtest
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babo...AB-BPDL11.html
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yone...EX-YEZX1L.html
You will see big improvement over what she has now.

TCF 01-08-2013 09:08 AM

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Pro_Tour_630 01-08-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by TCF (Post 7105480)
Hey Protour, what are your thoughts on the Donnay frames? Specifically this one:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-DFORM.html

the players frames I like, but not the one you posted, I just tested the one you posted and did not like it, surprisingly I liked this http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Babo...BAB-APL13.html
My son and I played well with it softer than i thought, a little sore arm again maybe due to string/tension/grip

TCF 01-08-2013 10:41 AM

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INTO10s 01-08-2013 11:44 AM

I figured your daughter would like it, its an excellent racquet. As I have mentioned before its very easy on the arm and provides very easy power. My daughter uses biphase 16G(50Lbs) as well, along with with Black code 17G(46 lbs) in the mains. Since I do all the stringing we have experimented with string tensions and have found that the ideal tension ave of 48 lbs works best for my daughters game and current strings..best combo of control, spin and power. She has picked up her old racquet a few times, the babolat aero pro drive, and can't believe she actually played with it, she says it feels like your hitting with a board, very rigid, requiring more effort to hit the ball hard and could feel a lot of tension on her elbow.

mrj1813 01-08-2013 11:54 AM

Are you guys really recommending rackets with 330 plus sw for a ten yr old???

How big is this kid?

I'm 5'10", 160 lbs and in good shape and that's more racket than I or any of my hitting partners use.

Seems a little much for junior's arm IMO.

TCF 01-08-2013 02:47 PM

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gplracer 01-08-2013 03:54 PM

Who knows how heavy my wooden racket that I played with at age 6 was. I am in my forties, still playing tennis and I am fine.

klu375 01-08-2013 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by TCF (Post 7105874)
Thanks ProTour. I am starting to think not enough can be told from the specs of these frames. You have to try them.

My daughter loved her trial of the Donnay strung with Biphase. She hit great and volleyed great....yet looking at its massive swing weight, you would think she would act like she was swinging a log. She swore it was easier for her to handle than a Wilson with a much lower swing weight.

Her Babolat Pure Storm Team GT hits like a wet noodle and she now hates it.

Some of the swing weight numbers are misleading or even incorrect. The original BLX Tour listed on TW at 341 sw was widely used by girls 11yo and older. Now even if your 8yo can play well with a 320 sw racket she may play even better with a comparable racket with a 300 sw. As she is a tournament player now you also need to think what may happen if she gets involved in a 3hr match (and possibly a second match the same day)

NetNinja68 01-08-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by gplracer (Post 7091146)
I have a 10 year old that is 5'2". He plays a lot of tournaments and he has been playing with the Wilson Blade Lite. I feel it is time to move to a racket that is a little heavier. The blade lite is 9.4 oz. Plus his are about worn out. I want to stay with Wilson. Any suggestions? I thought about the Steam 99s. He has hit with it and he really likes it but it has a swingweight of 333. I also thought about the 6.1 team but it is has a 95in. head and most juniors are not playing with 95in rackets. Any thoughts?

Just go with a Babolat...Why risk not being cool like all the other kids??? At the end of the day it's more about the paint and marketing than the product anyway!


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