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racket for my daughter
November 3, 2013
8:28 pm
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neil
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Hi,

 

I was just looking for some advice? My daughter has been playing for 8-12 months and has started playing in competitions and training with county squad and she needs a new racket. I do not want to spend lots of money (in case she decides swhe prefers tennis!!) but would like her to have a better racket as her coach advises it will give her more power etc. (also advised to look for a lighter weight than she has now (so looking at no more than 87) with medium flex)

 

Any advice would be gratefully received, she is 11 (12 in Feb) plays both singles and doubles (prefers double and playing at the front)

 

thanks

November 3, 2013
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Hi Neil

 

I'm not sure why the coach suggested your daughter uses a lighter racket, however I would suggest you look at the following…

 

Victor Lightfighter series – 7000 or 7300 (£55 and £72 respectively)

 

Karakal do a light racket as low as 62g but I feel it's too light. Also Ashaway have a light racket.

 

I've already tested the Victor Lightfighter series and I know they have been big sellers. I also carry them in my demo bag so I can verify their quality.

 

PLease let me know which you choose.

 

Paul

November 4, 2013
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Thanks for your swift response, I don’t think her coach was specifically saying she needed a very light racket, just one that was lighter than the one she is using (which is just a cheap carlton ultrablade).

I had been looking at the lower – mid range yonex nanoray, voltric & arcsaber, are these worth considering.

Thanks again

Neil

November 5, 2013
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Neil

 

What I suggest is that you stay clear of stiff-shafted rackets because they will not particularly help generate power.

 

I agree that Nanoray or Arcsabers should feature in your list but would also suggest you take a look at Karakal who make lighter frames in addition to my previous suggestions.

 

Sadly we're not close enough for you to test my demo rackets otherwise I'd arrange that with you.

 

Paul

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