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I second this. Matchplay, matchplay, matchplay and again, matchplay.Tips :
Play competitive USTA tennis and try to win matches.
Don't judge frames based on just hitting around.
To repeat - If you show up to a tennis court, play matches only. Never just hit balls.
Don't buy "platform frames". Stop modding. By now you should know what specs work for your game and buy racquets that fit within those specs.
Accept change. The only people that seem to resist the benefits of modern frames post here. I don't see them playing USTA tennis. I see people trying to win.
I used to trade frames because I was newly into tennis and had little money to spare while at the university + I was able to get interesting racquets on the cheap (I still have near mint original Donnay Pro One International Supermidsize I bought for like 10 bucks) and sell them via auction sites/TT/Stringforum for 3-4x more. Once I've started to play regularly and against proper opposition I've quickly figured out what I need, sold most of my previous frames apart from some special ones and started to hunt for what is best for me. I've settled on a frame that is, by chance, exactly what I want with zero need for customization. As I browse through these forums, I realize I'm probably extremely lucky.
I still read TT forums and watch/read majority of the TW reviews but feel no need to switch frames as I know there is probably nothing better out there for me. Plus if I ever spend full 200Euro for a tennis racquet, it will be a custom built frame.