Hello everyone. Is my first post here. I'm from Venezuela (Margarita Island) and received tennis training many years ago. Personal and familiar issues kept me away from courts and I'm back at full throttle for fun and health reasons. I just LOVE tennis, and I can't find a better way to get fit. I'm 45 years old and still overweight, but on the way to change my conditions as fast as I can (no overtraining, of course). I think part of the reason is that my older kids reached the age to play with me and be fun (not just picking balls from the floor all the time)
I feel I know the basics (footwork, toss, swing, follow thru, etc) and I'm getting used to my new grips which I decided where better for my style (mostly baseliner). Right now I'm using a semi western forehand and eastern backhand, with a continental grip for serves and mostly everything else. I'm really enjoying the amount of top spin I'm getting. As I get fitter I can move faster through the court and my overall game will improve, I'm sure about that.
As for the advice, I'm using right now a Wilson BLX Six One Lite and it feels great. A bit underpowered on my serves, but overall a very fun racquet. I just strung it with Wilson Sensation Duo 16 / Enduro Pro 17 (mains) and I'm very happy with the top spin and overall feel I get.
I've read and watched many reviews of the 61 lite and the usual opinion is that the Lite is more suited for younger players stepping up to adult racquets. On the other hand, the Six One Team and Tour are heavier and more precise racquets which I wonder if they might feel better or fit my game better. Apart from Wilson there is only Babolat and Head available where I live, and sadly they don't demo racquets, so I must make my decision on advice and study. I'm due to purchase a racquet to my son (which shares the same grip size) and that is why I must decide in getting another 61 lite or maybe a Team or Tour for me and he gets the lite. Being a newcomer, the Lite is more suited for him. He already played with it and liked it a lot.
Please forgive the long story, and thanks for reading this far. Looking forward for your advice.