Re: New Racket
I doubt very much that you are a 1.5. If you can play at all, maybe you are a 2.0. 1.5 is sad, sad tennis. Like, just awful.
The best deal on a great racquet on Tennis Warehouse right now is the Youtek Prestige S. $69 bucks.
I bought two in the spring at $89 bucks and still thought it was a steal. Added weight in the handle and some leather grips and I'm very pleased.
A fan of Haas, Murray*, Kohlschreiber, Dmitrov, Wawa, Federer and basically anyone with a nice one handed backhand.
*Murray being the exception to the rule.
I also follow Raonic and Pospisil for stupid nationalistic reasons.