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Offline mug2k

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Racket Question
« on: July 05, 2008, 09:18:07 AM »
Hi

I'm a bit of beginner and was wondering what are the differences between the cheaper and more expensive rackets ?. I've listed my racket against a more expensive one for comparison sake. Is it worth keeping my racket or going for something better as I am learning the game ?.

Mine
WILSON SIX-ONE COMP TENNIS RACKET
newbielink:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300239076975 [nonactive]

Expensive
HEAD AIRFLOW 5 TENNIS RACKET
newbielink:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370064486412 [nonactive]

Thanks,
Marcus

Offline Jamesdster

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Re: Racket Question
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008, 01:11:18 PM »
My take would be to learn with the racket you have, then if you decide that tennis is for for you, then you might want to consider upgrading.  I'd hate to advise you to buy an expensive racket and then have you decide that you don't want to keep playing.  That's what I did waaaay back when.  I bought some kmart special racket for about $5 and after I fell in love with the game upgraded to a nice model (the ole small-headed Head Pro).
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Re: Racket Question
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 09:28:15 PM »
I would advise the same thing. Learn the same, then buy a racquet that fits what you learn. :good:

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Re: Racket Question
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 09:45:16 PM »
I will concur.  Tenniswarehouse (among other websites) have stats on the racquets too, like what level player the racquet might prove to be best for.  Always worth looking at.  But beyond that, beyond all that is holy...  Always demo a racquet before you buy it!
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Re: Racket Question
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 07:51:52 AM »
I would agree with the above 3 but add that early tennis to me is about getting a feel for how the ball bounces and getting good at watching the ball all the way into the strings.......basically, learning the feel of the game.  A better racquet is not necessary until later........usually much later..........unless you get much better very quickly.