Before I started to use this racquet my elbow sore was daily, even I couldn't grasp a glass of water. Once I started using this racquet my elbow sore vanished. I play tennis 5 days/week and using this racquet and 2 equals for almost 6 yrs. The weight of the racquet it's well balanced in the midle. I strongly recommend this racquet if you have elbow problems with synthetic gut strings no more than 56 lbs.