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Old 11-29-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Racquet recommendations for a 7 year old girl

Hi - hoping to get some guidance on buying a new racquet for my 7 year old daughter. She has been playing on and off since she was 4. She plays 1X a week with other kids her age and her ability at our club. They use regular yellow balls, the coach does about 1/2 feeding drills and 1/2 rallying games over a 1.5 hour period.
Here's my dilemma: She is about 95%ile for height and weight for her age - very muscular and lean. She is quick and strong but needs work on her stroke technique. I keep getting pushed to put her into a 26 inch frame (currently using a hand-me-down Head aluminum 25 inch) but I am afraid it will be to long/heavy for her. I see other kids her age with the bigger frames and they seem to be too heavy? I don't really have the luxury of trying out frames and to be honest she would probably pick the one that was the most asthetically pleasing anyway

Any thoughts on the size, and beyond that specific racquets. If it helps, she will be doing 4, 1 week camps this summer and moving to two days a week (1.5 hours each night) next school year. Thanks for any help you can provide!
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