What racket should I get?

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    Feb 21, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    I used to play tennis a lot, but have not touched the sport in a while. I want to get back into the sport and join a league. I know composites and materials have changed rackets and I am completely puzzled of what should I get. I guess I am an intermediary to the sport something to get me started again. Any suggestions guys?
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    Babolat. Either Pro Drive or Aero Pro Drive. Have 3 different weights, easy on the arm, and so easy to use its almost cheating.
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    get the Head Radical midplus or a Dunlop 4D 300 both great rackets
  • Pr0digy

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    Feb 21, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    It's preferred that if you're starting to get back into the swing of things you'd want to get something light and easy on the elbows. *Until you get back your old swag. For most I'd recommend a light Head racket. They generally have the most maneuverability and are the most forgiving of the rackets, and still gives you a fantastic amount of control. I would definitely recommend that until you get consistent with hitting your sweet spot ;)
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    Feb 21, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    I think it's important to match the racket with your swing. They make them so specific to need these days that asking us to suggest one wouldn't help you at all since we don't know what your swing is like. Oversized racket for short backswings and tour level rackets if you have a full swing. My swing is somewhere in the middle. It's exactly like ljubicic's forehand and backhand. If you have the same one, I swear by the Wilson k factor but they don't make them anymore. I'm sure they have the 2012 equivalents out in stores for you to choose from.
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    Feb 22, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the suggestionsicon_biggrin.gif, guys will take a look at these.
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    Feb 23, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    A friend of mine pointed out one of the best combinations of price and capability: the Prince O3 Hybrid Hornet. It's six-year-old technology so you can get one for as low as $69. The design won an award.

    Some tennis professionals will admit that newer Prince models are better but that the price difference isn't justified, especially for club-level players.

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    I just got a pair of Hybrid Hornets last summer and they have improved my game. More and more players in my area are using it.

    Since I play a lot of doubles I got the OS version.

    For string I recommend Babolat RPM Blast.
  • silverfox

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    Mar 05, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Within the last month I changed racquets for the first time in my life....

    I went with the Prince Exo3 White 100. Couldn't be happier. But I agree with everyone above me that a racquet selection should be personal based on your strengths....

    I am 1/2 strong ground stroke, 1/2 slice. This racquet suits me well. icon_biggrin.gif
  • 10sboySF

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    Mar 05, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    Get what will suit your game, age, and physical condition. Demo rackets. Don't believe the marketing hype.

    I've you've been off the game for a while then use a lighter but flexible racket. A stiffer racket will give you more power but it will be jarring on your joints making you prone to injury.

    Also I don't advise using polyester strings until you are conditioned. Use soft strings until your game is back on track and then experiment with the new string technology.

    Cheers