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Old 2005-03-31, 20:08   #1
Join Date: Mar 2005
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Default junior racquet or light weight "full-sized" racquet?

i've got a 12yr. old nephew (but small for his age) that express some interest in tennis. i would like some input in what i should get him. should i get him a junior racquet or a LIGHT full-sized one? i started out playing tennis in my mid-teens and with a full-sized frame so i have no idea what advantages there are to starting out with a junior one. some of the junior racquets are in the 9.5+ oz. and i can find some full-sized frames in this range too.

so, at what age should you start switching to a full-sized racquet? i don't want to invest in a frame that he will grow out-of in 6 months but on the other hand full-sized frame are a bit longer (at around 27" compared to 26.5" for juniors). also, what is a good tension to start him out at?

joe, i'm sure you could give me some advise...thank you!
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