HEAD Graphene 360 Extreme Junior Tennis Racquet (26" Inch Frame) (Model #235328)
The Head 360 Graphene Extreme Junior is a 26" inch version of the adult frame (27" inches is standard for an adult frame), and comes with the patented Graphene 360, vibration reducing technology. The reduction in vibration and shock is very easy on their arms, and can actually conserve energy going into the 2nd and 3rd sets. Couple this with the lightweight 8.8 ounces strung, and it provides a competitive advantage over more traditional frame materials.
The straight 24 millimeter beam provides enough power from the baseline, while still allowing tournament juniors the ability to still swing out on all of their shots. The 16x19 spin-friendly string pattern has slightly larger squares than a more dense string pattern, and allows more the ball to be grabbed while brushing up on topspin shots and kick serves. This helps to impart the extra spin the junior game requires these days.
The Extreme's eye-popping optic yellow color is sure to turn heads, and the optic yellow strings make it just a bit harder for their opponent to "pick up" (or see) the ball right away.
This performance junior racket for intermediate to advanced kids is optimal for ages 9 - 11, but the earlier they can wield a 26" inch frame, the faster their progression to the junior varsity game (or 12s & 14s USTA tournaments) will be