Racket for a 9 year old girl ?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by SC in MA, May 1, 2005.

  1. SC in MA

    SC in MA Semi-Pro

    Apr 6, 2004
    Anyone have a recommendation for a racket for a 9 year old girl (my niece)?

    She's 4'5" tall and weighs 61lbs. She's been taking group lessons for about 7 months. I've hit with her a few times (mostly handfeeding balls) and her stroke mechanics are not bad. She loves to hit. She'll be taking more group lessons this summer and I'll probably hit with her a couple of times a week.

    Her current racket is a 25" Wilson ATP, which is an older racket that looks to be all aluminum. One day she forgot her racket, so she used one of my daughter's old rackets, an adult size Prince CTS Lightning 110 (100% Graphite). She choked way up on it and said she liked it more than her regular junior racket.

    Is there a better junior sized racket that I could get her ? Some of the ones I saw at Sports Authority look more like toys than rackets to be used for tennis.
  2. gary p

    gary p New User

    Feb 21, 2004
    jr racquet

    have a very nice prince graphite II jr widebody power good shape graphite II in jr form nice racq 110sqin 26 in41/4 oversize $25

  3. carTW

    carTW New User

    Nov 21, 2004
    Dunlop 300g Junior (36") is a good choice. I suspect the ProKennex 5g junior is good too, although I did not try it. Both are $60 on TW
  4. BHud

    BHud Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    If she has developed her strokes to some degree, skip the junior racquets and go to a lighter standard length offering like the Prince Shark. She can choke up initially until she grows into it. Those junior racquets are very hard to play with once you begin making contact w/ the ball more frequently.
  5. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    there are babolat rackets for younger kids...they're called the pure drive juniors (available in 4 and 4 1/8) and aeropro drive (available in 4)..they're $80...and if she doesnt like that..you should probably go w/ what BHud said...get her an extremely light racket so she can grow into it...

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