Wilson graphite matrix jr.. for an 11 year old

swizzy

Hall of Fame
Wilson graphite matrix jr.. for an 11 year old.. saw it at a thrift shop and thought "what the heck? why not" i play with a blx 90..i grew up playing a 14 oz. wooden racket. played with and still have my pro staff mids.. and my dunlop max 200g... all great rackets i must say. my kid has become pretty competent using some junk jr. rackets.. which are light and oversized.. he is pretty strong and has a solid swing off both wings. so i am going to string this up later today and see how he does with it. $ 2.00 seemed like it couldn't hurt. Not sure how junior rackets were back in the day..? any opinions from the pros here?
 

frinton

Professional
Hey, why not. If he is not turned off by not having the newest, coolest whatever, then I am sure that Matrix will do no harm. And if he really doesn't like it, then it was not too much of an investment :). Let us know, how it went.
 

swizzy

Hall of Fame
i hit with it, he hit with it.. it plays very well if you can get it moving through the strike zone.. just like all of my current and former racquets.. the smaller head size was pretty useful as it makes you much more disciplined and rewards better technique which is great for someone who is developing.. we have used it the last week with my son and his two twin sisters,, we have been playing everyday for 90 minutes to 2 hours based all summer .. my sons older and has the strength to use it..but the girls had to try it as well.. two days ago i let him use my doubles racquet- fischer m pro which has great feel, weight, and a larger head..he started consistently hitting out and through making legitimate swings with nice results.. it has been pretty nice to see my kids get better.. my oldest son never cared much for sports and tennis.. i tried with him and i assumed that maybe i would be the only tennis nut in my family. if things continue with the younger ones i might have something going here.. at least hitting partners and some great shared time together.
 
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