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Head-Light, "Normal", or Head-Heavy?

02-04-2008, 11:44 AM
Well, I'm a beginner and started playing tennis two months ago. Now I want to buy my racquet (have been using the coach's one).

My coach says I should get (about balance), a "normal" or "heavy-head" racquet. I would like, if you have patience, to know what I would feel about the differences of the 3 kinds of balance.

I saw this Wilson NCode Pro Team that says "7pts head-light". Is that too much 'head-light' for a beginner? Should I really avoid those head-lights?

[edit] I also would like to add that despite me being a beginner, I want to LEARN to play tennis, not only 'hit the ball' on the weekends... I've been watching videos and would also like to read everything I can about the shots and racquets, etc.

02-04-2008, 11:45 AM
double post.

02-04-2008, 12:34 PM
a head heavy racket is better for a beginner as it makes it easier for you to go under the ball and swing through properly. they also tend to be lighter and therefore more manouvrable.
as a beginner there is absolutely no way that you should go for a racket that is 7pts head light, it'll be too difficult for you to use.

04-18-2008, 10:36 AM
like jazar said, a head heavy racquet is more suited for a beginner player. From what I've read, they are designed for people who take slow and short swings. The weight of the racquet will be light but the weight will be heavier in the head to give your shots the power needed. A heavier frame tends to be head light so that it doesn't lose maneuverability. These heavier frames are designed to be used by players who take fast and long strokes and can generate power themselves.

Hope this helps you some.