I've been reading some of these responses and I'm a bit confused by some of the responses (especially to LeeD's). I started out with a Wilson Pro-Staff and to be honest (pretty heavy), it was alright...since it was given to me, I really didn't have much choice anyway. But, that racket wasn't for me. When I went to using a Prince CTS Synergy and the Michael Chang Classic, it was clear that light rackets are funner to hit with. I can win a quicker/cheaper point with a light oversize racket.
I know that oversize rackets are going out of style b/c the power game is starting to become more dominant but I feel when you get to a certain level you should be able to adjust to all sorts of game play.
I like both, it just depends who it is for and what their skill level is. Older people and new players usually should start with lighter racquets.I think once accustomed to the racquet, heavier racquets are better.
I got stuck in the light racquet trap for a long time until i was listening to LEE.D and i agree with him. The only power that come with control isfrom a heavy racquet. The one exception i have found is the BIG BUBBA. That is because it has a thin hoop and lower power rating
The biggest thing is do you spend enough time on your tennis to hit the ball in the center with the smaller headed racquets. The smaller head is more manuverable and will not get pushed around due to the weight.
The biggest thing is the weight makes your strokes better. It simply does not allow you to flick at the ball. You are required to hit proper strokes and the percentages for you go up.
medium-heavy not like the old ones that were REALLY heavy
yea, my Mom has a wooden racquet. playing with it makes one appreciate legends like Bjorn Borg.