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sesw Sun 14-Apr-13 09:20:21

Hi all

My just turned four year old is starting tennis next Friday and I really need to get his tennis racquet!

Does anyone have any recommendations for makes etc. I think 17 or 19 inches will work. But beyond that I simply don't know and I will have to buy off internet as no local stores sell tennis things!


grants1000 Sun 14-Apr-13 19:15:01

Yes the smaller will be fine, they are about £10-15 for good makes, they are very light, have DS2 who is 6 and been at tennis lessons since he was 5, loves it.

DeWe Mon 15-Apr-13 11:32:07

I like Wilson junior rackets. They vary in price from cheap to very expensive, but at his age the cheap will be fine. And they've usually got reasonable cases, which (usually) stops damage in transit.

I think 17" would be better if he's just 4yo. My nearly 6yo has just moved into a 21" (from 19") but at that age if they're too big then they find them very hard to use as the head is the heavy bit at first.
If he's tall and has large hands (the grip is bigger too) then he may be fine with the 19".

If you have a large Tesco, then some of them have rackets, although I don't think they go as small as 17". You could take him to see how well they fit.

Alternatively contact the coach and ask if he could borrow a racket for the first session and use that for the coach to recommend which size.

iseenodust Tue 23-Apr-13 20:14:15

Most clubs will have some to lend children trying mini-tennis. DS's coach tends to like them to have small racquets ie at the small end of the range for their height/age.

I hope your DC has a lot of fun. DS has got huge amounts out of it and the associated social side.

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