As a tennis racket retailer for over 20 years, I know the differences in tennis racket quality, and I know how to match rackets to different people's playing styles and skill level. I also understand how the tennis racket retailing business works. Tennis rackets have "merchandising cycles" just like cars, clothing, and many other retail items. Just like other items, the best values can be found purchasing products at the end of their merchandising or "close out" cycles. I take pride in finding for my customers the best performing rackets at the end of their merchandising cycle, giving the customer the best value. Another great value is purchasing demo rackets. These rackets which were purchased new and used for a short period of time as demos, giving customers an opportunity to try out a racket before they purchase one.
There are two general categories of tennis rackets: mass merchandised and performance rackets. Mass merchandised rackets are the ones you usually find at Wal-mart, and Target. These stores usually sell ONLY mass merchandise rackets. With mass merchandise rackets, you get what you pay for. They are lower quality, lower priced rackets. Should you buy a mass merchandise racket? Yes, if you are just starting out, and you are not sure if you are going to become a regular playing tennis player. However, if you decide you really like the game, and plan on playing on a regular basis (anywhere from several times a week, to several times a month) you SHOULD purchase a performance racket. Performance rackets are stronger frames. They will last longer, they can take on the force of incoming balls better, and provide force more efficiently with less stress on your arm.
All of the rackets listed below are PERFORMANCE RACKETS. Most are demos, with one new racket listed as well. The Prince Bandit is a tremendous new racket value.
Please email me at Racks@aol.com if you would like to check out or purchase any of these rackets.