Just started playing tennis again, and looking to make new highs past 3.0. However, the elbow is killing me this time around. Yes, I am going to get lessons and change my swing entirely to address this, if need be.
Right now, I'm open stance and all arms. That said, I still want a racket/string combo that doesn't make things any worse.
My first racket is a 2006 era Head Liquidmetal Radical Oversize (107)
that got restrung at 52 lbs. This thing has a 58 flex rating, so I think this is a very decent combo for the elbow.
In the 1990s, I used a Dunlop Tour Revelation, which I loved.
I found the same racket for $30 online, and plan to get it restrung. This racket has the maximum rating for "control" labelled on the neck, so I assume it's flexible. Good. Next, I can afford whatever string I need. Should I get gut? Should I try to go to 48 or 50, to be safe? I can adjust my swing to whatever the racket shoots the ball out. The local store chrages $25 for a basic Syn Gut-17 Duraflex Prince set of strings. What ballpark price can I expect for top of the line GUT?
Any other general thoughts on this matter? I am also reading the entire archives of this string subforum next.