Originally Posted by OHBH
A few grams of added weight in the hoop and handle is a much cheaper and easier alternative to buying a new racket, especially if she already likes the feel of her current racket. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. Right? Regarding strings, definitely stay away from poly. But if you want increased spin there are plenty of syn guts and multis with more spin than NXT control. Wilson Hollow Core, Wilson Sensation, Technifibre NRG2, Gamma Asterisk Spin 16 is really good, and all are arm friendly. Go with the thinner gauges and they will play even better as well.
Thanks so much. That's what I'm going to do (i.e., add a few oz. to her existing racquet). She likes her current racquet. I'll also try the sny guts or multis. Thanks for the warning regarding poly strigs . . . that stuff scares me especially for juniors.