Originally Posted by JackB1
I would go with the open pattern. From what I recall, it wasn't "that" open in the center of the racquet, so you should have plenty of control. At the 3.5 level, spin and consistency win over pinpoint accuracy and that's why I would pick the 16x19.
If difference between 16x19 and 18x20 is not that much, choose 16x19 one if you string your own racquets. 18x20 is always pain to string, nervous last few minutes wondering if u would be able to finish the last mains!! I hate that feeling!