Well, My girl friend started playing tennis this summer with me. She gets her serves in, she can volley and keep the ball in play. She uses an eastern grip for her forehand and serve (trying to convert her serve to continental for the serve), her back hand is standard 2hbh. The thing is she really has no power at all, she is 5'4'' and 115lbs. She doesn't really put any spin on the ball, but that might change once we take a couple of lessons. So she would like to get a racket for $100.00 or less total. If there are options that cost more feel free to metion them. Again she's looking for a racket that can be played with now, but used even after she progresses to the higher levels. Just looking for a few suggestions to start the hunt. Thanks, Leon.