Re: New tennis player needs help!
People tend to suit certain types of brands better, there really isn't any 'best' type of racquet, just as long as its near the top of the line (most tennis racquets for sale are completely crap!). I love Wilson and Dunlop, I'd never touch the rest.
In my experience simply watching lots of tennis matches can make you a better player, it certainly helped me with working out what sort of tactics I should/should not use against certain types of players. Obviously nothing beats actually going there and playing, and if you go to a camp then it can help set you up well mentally.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for everything Mercedes, now please be nice to Socrates for me, perhaps fetch him a bird or two. We love you, always.