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i just bought my first tennis raquet

i'm now training to beat roger federer... and i'm my own coach.
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Good Luck what racquet is it

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Good Luck what racquet is it
uhh... it's a Prince turbo beast. there were no sales people around to advise me as to what to get, so i got the pretty green one on sale
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that means the racquet isn't for players above like the 2.0 level. ouch.
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i'm now training to beat roger federer... and i'm my own coach.
How big is it?

Martina Hingis has won Roland Garros 2007!!!!!!!!!!
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Well he did 'just start playing'
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How big is it?
oversize?

i was completely clueless in picking one out.

i've literally played maybe 6 or 7 times ever. hence the 'in training'

i made a drop shot the last time i played. most likely completely by accident.
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Turbo Beast was probably a good choice. I've always leaned toward Princes. Of course, I also have a 4-28 record over the last year!

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Turbo Beast was probably a good choice. I've always leaned toward Princes. Of course, I also have a 4-28 record over the last year!
thanks for that bit of encouragement
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hehe i have a prince too.... good luck
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 07:40 PM
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Good luck with your training! My best advice to anyone who is just starting to play is PATIENCE. You can't expect to get good overnight. Tennis really is a very demanding sport to learn and to expert. Even most pros have a lot of flaws in their games. Just take it a shot at a time and gradually you'll see improvement.

hunger, desire, fire..........
stength, power, precision.........
talent, court sense, smartness........
no i am not talking about a racket or a squirrel, i am talking about the former and future number 1..............
martina hingis!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have the Prince O3 White.

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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2006, 07:42 PM
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Well, don't you buy the gear your fav plays with? They spend millions on commercials and you just buy it because it is ... green?

Oh well, I started with Prince (good deal) and changed to Wilson for some obvious fan-related issues - but the orange just sucked me in, so I got another one than the one I set out for
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My best advice is get a set of personalized lessons from a USPTA coach (assuming you are in the States; your Flag says so)

I'd say twice a week for 6 to 8 weeks. Your game will take quantam leaps in development.
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