Wrong recommendations

musicsoul

Rookie
Is it me or are allot of people getting the wrong recommendations when they buy new racquets? At my club (in The Netherlands) I see allot of people that just started playing getting new Pure Aero's/Pure Drive's etc. Power & Spin racquets. I also see them struggling with the power the racquet gives them, it seems that very open patterns are not that easy to play with for new players.

Any thoughts?
 

styksnstryngs

Professional
Honestly everyone loves to hate on babolats but theyre probably the most effective beginner racquets. I don't see how an open string pattern would be tougher to learn topspin strokes on than an 18x20.
 

musicsoul

Rookie
I don't hate on Babolats :) What I do see is that they struggle with overhitting, which seems partly to come from allot of power of the stringbed. The rest is of course just technique.
 

DanS

Semi-Pro
Is it me or are allot of people getting the wrong recommendations when they buy new racquets? At my club (in The Netherlands) I see allot of people that just started playing getting new Pure Aero's/Pure Drive's etc. Power & Spin racquets. I also see them struggling with the power the racquet gives them, it seems that very open patterns are not that easy to play with for new players.

Any thoughts?
Clubs tend to recommend/sell racquets they make the most on, not what's best for their customers.
 

TennisHound

Legend
I don't hate on Babolats :) What I do see is that they struggle with overhitting, which seems partly to come from allot of power of the stringbed. The rest is of course just technique.
It is funny to see a newb trying to control a Pure Aero, and that “WTH was that?!” look they get when their ball sails over the back fence, or two courts over, lol.
 

Kevo

Legend
Overhitting happens with any new player and any racquet. You'll find the occasional 5 year old girl that hits a few tennis balls into the back fence with a tiny junior racquet.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Is it me or are allot of people getting the wrong recommendations when they buy new racquets? At my club (in The Netherlands) I see allot of people that just started playing getting new Pure Aero's/Pure Drive's etc. Power & Spin racquets. I also see them struggling with the power the racquet gives them, it seems that very open patterns are not that easy to play with for new players.

Any thoughts?
I get big-time disappointed when I see very new players - or players with technique that's at a relatively low level - using any sort of racquet strung with something like a full bed of poly. I think that most beginners can get going with lots of different racquets, including popular Babolat models, but when those are recommended to beginners or relative hackers strung with stuff that's only appropriate for college killers or pros, that's just irresponsible.
 
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