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Rackets for children

Published: 06 Jul 2008 - 20:02 by gazza23

Updated: 26 Sep 2008 - 07:05

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Hi All

My son has just started playing squash and has been offered ex-demo Head Intelligence rackets (i130 or i140). 

I can't find any details about these rackets, so would like opinions on these rackets and the price to pay

Many thanks 

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From gazza23 - 10 Jul 2008 - 06:59

Many thanks for your helpful comments - I haven't played for quite a few years but am going to give it another go so I haven't got a racket for him to try - what do you think about the head demo rackets and price ?


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From Adz - 09 Jul 2008 - 23:03



There's pros and cons to "Junior Racquets". They are usually shorter than adult racquets, which makes them much more manouverable for children, but normally they are heavier than mid to top end adult racquets which makes them harder to swing.


If your son is 12 then get him using adult racquets, but something moderately weighted. Lighter racquets tend to break easier than the heavier ones, but heavy racquets can be a pain to swing. Maybe go for something around a 140g mid-balance, either from Prince or Dunlop (as they tend to be a bit longer lasting than say Head or Wilson racquets).


I noticed that you can pick up a 140g Dunlop M-Fil ultra on eBay for £35 at the moment. Could be worth a try.


Rita is right about getting him to try your racquets too. Best way to finds one that works is to take a hit with different racquets from players at your local club.






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From rippa rit - 09 Jul 2008 - 08:38

gazza - just give him a try out with your racket and see how he manages it.  If he swings wildly the worst senario will be hitting the floor and wall and cracking the frame, so......what can I say....and that is why people buy cheapies until they can learn to handle the walls; besides have an income to support the replacements!

Maybe then, if it works out, give him your old one, and buy a newie.

Let's know how it works out.

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From gazza23 - 09 Jul 2008 - 08:13

He's just 12 about 4' 9" small build with good hand eye coordination. The rackets are adult rackets.


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From rippa rit - 06 Jul 2008 - 20:33

gazza you do not say how old the child is. big,small, strong, height, etc.  ?  Are these junior rackets?



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