Hey TW team I’m looking soooo much for 2 new racquets

#1
Hey there TW team, I first must say that I’m really enjoying watching all of your guys reviews and also general tips and teaching videos

For the last 4 months I purchased 2 brand new racquets without trying them before :(

One is wilson six one lite 102
And second one is Babolat Pure Aero Lite,

I didn’t like both. The Wilson is too light and same is the Babolat, also the handles in the Babolat are very short....

So I’m looking so much for a new racquet that will fit me the most...

I had tennis Elbow, did 6 physiotherapy meetings and now my elbow is a little bit better, I’m now 22 years old, I’m playing since the age of 10.

My playing style is A lot of Top-Spin, and bad flats (trying to work on this)

I’m left handed guy:

I never played with a heavy racquets since 2 months ago, than I tried for the first time of my life 300 Grams racquet and a bigger grip size than 2, I tried only 3, I might even need 4...

I am really thinking on buying one of the low stiff prince phantom racquets but can’t try them anywhere...

I already tried the new Yonex Ezone 100, which I liked but caused me a little bit pain after 3 sets..
I also felt like this racquet was a little bit too clumsy for me.. but maybe I need just to get used to it..
In general I kinda liked this one.

The Wilson ultra 300 100 HS was great but very stiff that result in pain, and a kinda like slow to swing..

The pure aero normal (not the lite version that I purchased is fine but caused me some arm pain and alsovis a string eating racquet..)

I kinda liked the Pure Strike 100 also.. tried it with a little crack on the head of the frame but find this racquet pretty nice to play with..

I’m now thinking of giving a try to the new EZone 98 or the last EZone DR 98 which was even less stiffer , just cuz in general I liked that Yonex’s.. (EZone family, never tried the Vcore..)

Since I can’t try the 98 Yonex I’m thinking on buying it and hope for good but It’s just that I’m “afraid” to get a smaller head size because I have played also (before couple of years) for a short time with the Wilson BLX 95 and really didn’t like it, played bad with it, and Im really think it’s because of its so small head size (maybe also because of its different string pattern which I guess is 18 by 20)

I don’t know ProKennex, Volkl and tecnofibre racquets at all but heard they have some arm friendly racquets, I dont mind to buy them if this is what you think are the best for me ..

Another racquet I tried and kinda liked is the last year head MPA which was good to me, a little bit weak power but I think good to the arm...
The last year Speed was also kind of fun for me..

I want also to say that every racquet of those I mentioned here I played with soft strings due to my arm pain..

So based on what I wrote here, do you have any tips or decisions for me like, what to try, what to buy, which are the best for arm pain, Spin, flat improvement, get my Serve’s more strong ...

I would really appreciate any reading and comments to this post from you guys and would love to finally find the best racquet for me for yearssssss ahead...

I don’t mind of costs I just want it to be perfect for me...
I don’t mind how it’s looks or who endorsing this frame....

Thank you sooooo much,
All the best,
Saar
 
#2
Hey there TW team, I first must say that I’m really enjoying watching all of your guys reviews and also general tips and teaching videos

For the last 4 months I purchased 2 brand new racquets without trying them before :(

One is wilson six one lite 102
And second one is Babolat Pure Aero Lite,

I didn’t like both. The Wilson is too light and same is the Babolat, also the handles in the Babolat are very short....

So I’m looking so much for a new racquet that will fit me the most...

I had tennis Elbow, did 6 physiotherapy meetings and now my elbow is a little bit better, I’m now 22 years old, I’m playing since the age of 10.

My playing style is A lot of Top-Spin, and bad flats (trying to work on this)

I’m left handed guy:

I never played with a heavy racquets since 2 months ago, than I tried for the first time of my life 300 Grams racquet and a bigger grip size than 2, I tried only 3, I might even need 4...

I am really thinking on buying one of the low stiff prince phantom racquets but can’t try them anywhere...

I already tried the new Yonex Ezone 100, which I liked but caused me a little bit pain after 3 sets..
I also felt like this racquet was a little bit too clumsy for me.. but maybe I need just to get used to it..
In general I kinda liked this one.

The Wilson ultra 300 100 HS was great but very stiff that result in pain, and a kinda like slow to swing..

The pure aero normal (not the lite version that I purchased is fine but caused me some arm pain and alsovis a string eating racquet..)

I kinda liked the Pure Strike 100 also.. tried it with a little crack on the head of the frame but find this racquet pretty nice to play with..

I’m now thinking of giving a try to the new EZone 98 or the last EZone DR 98 which was even less stiffer , just cuz in general I liked that Yonex’s.. (EZone family, never tried the Vcore..)

Since I can’t try the 98 Yonex I’m thinking on buying it and hope for good but It’s just that I’m “afraid” to get a smaller head size because I have played also (before couple of years) for a short time with the Wilson BLX 95 and really didn’t like it, played bad with it, and Im really think it’s because of its so small head size (maybe also because of its different string pattern which I guess is 18 by 20)

I don’t know ProKennex, Volkl and tecnofibre racquets at all but heard they have some arm friendly racquets, I dont mind to buy them if this is what you think are the best for me ..

Another racquet I tried and kinda liked is the last year head MPA which was good to me, a little bit weak power but I think good to the arm...
The last year Speed was also kind of fun for me..

I want also to say that every racquet of those I mentioned here I played with soft strings due to my arm pain..

So based on what I wrote here, do you have any tips or decisions for me like, what to try, what to buy, which are the best for arm pain, Spin, flat improvement, get my Serve’s more strong ...

I would really appreciate any reading and comments to this post from you guys and would love to finally find the best racquet for me for yearssssss ahead...

I don’t mind of costs I just want it to be perfect for me...
I don’t mind how it’s looks or who endorsing this frame....

Thank you sooooo much,
All the best,
Saar
I feel your pain...I was sidelined for thirty years due to TE and life circumstances....please pay attention to the signals your body is telling you...Volkl racquets worked wonders for me along with Forten Sweet 17 gauge string....no poly...it's a killer that can damage tissue...if you have a sensitivity....stay away from it.....and practise with either a bang wall or ball machine to develop pain free technique.....ice and massage to stretch the muscles(pliability) can keep you on the court,,,,by the way I also play with big topspin at 66....best of luck
 
#3
I'd recommend the new VCORE 98 from Yonex. Great stick and is a nice and comfortable hit:
https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Yonex_VCORE_98_305/descpageRCYONEX-VCP98G.html

Reading what you are looking for, I don't think you can go wrong with the VCORE 98.

The Prince Beast 98 is also worth a look. Very comfortable and a really nice blend of power and control:
https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Textreme_Beast_98/descpageRCTWABG-TX2B98.html

Another solid option would be the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro. It is very forgiving and blends control and spin very well:
https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_Graphene_360_Speed_Pro/descpageRCHEAD-HG360S.html

The Speed Pro has a 62 RA, the Beast has a 64 RA and the Yonex has a 65 RA. I'd look at racquets with a flex rating in that range to help protect your elbow (the lower the number the more flex). You can find the flex ratings in the spec table on the product page for each racquet.

Hope that helps,
Chris, TW
 
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