The Wilson Roger Federer 23 Junior is a lightweight tennis racquet that is easily managed by smaller children. Its solid construction and durability make it a perfect hand-me-down.
Few flaws. Tennis enthusiasts are quite satisfied with the Wilson Roger Federer 23 Junior. The racquet offers lots of performance in a smaller and less expensive, kid-friendly package. Some parents experienced issues with the grip tape peeling after minor use. One customer from DicksSportingGoods.com writes, "The tape on the handle [unraveled] after just two uses by my 7-year-old son."
While this is the only major issue reported, it does not adversely affect the performance of the racquet, as the tape is easily replaceable. Otherwise, many consider this kid-friendly model from Wilson to be quite durable, noting it makes a good hand-me-down once your child has outgrown it.
Great control. Parents praise the Wilson Roger Federer 23 Junior for its child-friendly size and maneuverability. The racquet is designed specifically for kids; its small size and low weight (7.2 ounces) make it easy for smaller children to manipulate. It is recommended for use by 6- to 9-year-old players. Another customer at DicksSportingGoods.com explains, regarding his 6-year-old, "He was having a hard time using a full-sized [racquet], but he is able to grip and control this [racquet] very well." The Federer 23 is a great starter racquet before children grow into more advanced styles.
Amazon.com has a handful of reviews for the Wilson Roger Federer 23 Junior under this listing title. Customers rank the product 4.8 out of 5 stars, noting the racquet is light and easy for children to use.
Review: Wilson Roger Federer Junior Recreational Racket, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
There are two more customer ratings on Amazon.com for the Wilson Roger Federer 23 Junior under this title, both awarding the racquet a perfect 5 stars.
Review: Wilson Roger Federer 23-Inch Junior Tennis Racquet (Pre-strung), Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2013
DicksSportingGoods.com customers are encouraged to rate products and write brief reviews on their website. Owners give the Federer 23 an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars based on about six reviews.
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