Hi, I have been learning tennis for a few months,
My old racquet was Head Youtek speed MP .....
and recently found that my racquet was actually too heavy for me.
I would like to find one which allows me to play from beginner to medium level...
I'm 160cm tall, and 108lbs, would there be any good racquets for me?
Thank you for your kind advice !
there are many racquet you can choose! Since your Head Speed MP is 315g and is a L5 racquet, if you like Head, you can choose Head YOUTEK Extreme MP(L3) or Head YOUTEK Radical MP (L4). If you want to try others brand, you can take a look for Babolat Pure Drive GT, Wilson BLX Tour or Yonex RDiS 300 Midplus, they all are 300g, easier to use than your Head and many girls use them.
Thanks a lot for your advice!
I searched on forums outside and some said that for girls the racquet should be 260-280, is that because they are better for beginners? Is that medium level players will usually play heavier racquets?
Babolat Pure Drive GT will have a lighter model called Babolat Pure Drive Lite GT, it just 275g. Agnieszka Radwanska is using this model. I think your Head not only the weight issue, this racquet request the player have high skill level, my suggested racquets are much easier to use.
I usually go for the big head light racquets, come with power and easier to hit. Yonex and Wilson provides some of the bigger head yet light racquets, they are very good. I don't personal believe that racquets come between girl and boy since my tennis partner and I use what so called girl's racquets and we play better than many of those who use Federer, Nadal racquets.
Another myth coming is that some people think smaller head racquets are more professional racquets and thus you learn better using it and that is just purely wrong. You should find a racquet u like and u want by looking at the characteristics and if u can, demo them . You should never fit your games to those racquets, u get injuries that way.
Depending on what u wants.
Some people are discouraged from not being able to hit the ball across the net and not having enough power to hit a ball nicely and surely that can be a turn off.
Big headed racquet and light weight does help beginner to play better since they can play the ball across the net easily and does not require u to do a lot. But do have to remind that these beginner racquets are very powerful and in a long run, it may not help u to develop a longer and complete stroke. However, it does put the fun back into the game.
I believe is a mistake that people learn tennis using advance racquets. They are expensive and you will never know if that racquet is suitable to you. It can also cause injuries and lots of bad habits. Of course, naturally, better for us who look for near new condition second hand racquet
I start off with Dunlop ICE 1000 with 115SQ head, it was fun to start with huge head, the ball just bounce right over.. HAHAHA... then move down to Hammer 4 with 113 SQ, very light and very flexible. Easy to move around, very powerful too. It is also where I learn the most with a complete stroke and serve...
The next one I move on to is Yonex RQiS 10 (intermediate) and I learn more advance shots like the drop and lob as well as volley... then ever since Yonex is my choice.. Because of the squared head making them prettier and cooler racquets!
Recently bought Yonex EZone, heavy racquet, still getting used to it, but is nice to play with when u have a long swing and full stroke... hahahaha.. I have to increase the weight of my RQiS 10 now as a spare sometime ... I don't play well or getting tired on this EZone racquet, I tend to switch to another more powerful racquets which is the RQiS10 to me.
So I suggest to go for a beginner racquet with a bigger head and lighter weight to start off with, and as your game develop, u will know what kind of racquets u want and need.. trust me, it comes naturally as you play!