Back in the day I played the best tennis of my life with the Spectrum 110.
As far as it being a "girly racket" I was a 6'6" 200 lb. big server who rushed the net and volleyed hard. I LOVED it when the opponent tried to lob me thinking
i was slow. I had studied and practiced the scissorkick overhead and hit it pretty well....
(20 years later, 30 lbs heavier and 2 steps slower, not so much) but.....
girly racquet indeed!!!!!