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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2007, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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How to buy a Racquet?

Hi, I'm going to start taking tennis lessons next week. I only held a racqet in my hand once hehe, so I really don't know how to choose my racquet.

Of course I don't want anything very costy, fancy, etc, I just would like some ideas on what racqet should I buy, since I'll be probably playing two-three times a week, mainly for fun.

the size of the racquet, etc, I would like to know how do I choose it.

Thank you very much.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 12:39 AM
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Re: How to buy a Racquet?

Ask your coach. I don't think you're in a position to choose a racket on your own right now. Then with technique and experience you'll be able to choose one.
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Re: How to buy a Racquet?

unfortunately beginners tennis rackets have the most technology in them, making them more expensive. but they are well worth the money if you are going to be playing regularly
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Re: How to buy a Racquet?

Does the "pick a racquet which is the same length as your arm" rule still apply or is that only for juniors?
As a beginner I dont think it matters that much what racquet you use as long as it's of a decent quality and is durable if you're going to play a couple times a week.
As Hughes said, once you get a some technique and some good strokes, then you should go and buy one that suits you. But if you're just going into a shop to buy a racquet, you should probably ask someone in store for which ones are good for beginners for a decent price
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