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Hi,

Does anyone know of a tennis place where you can test 10-15 rackets in the store, against a wall
or whatever?

I've tried the demoing 3 at a time for the mailing fee, and that's rather tiresome, difficult to compare
10 rackets.
Thanks.
Gavin.

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I know golfsmith allows you to demo rackets but it's $10 each time you do it (you get a $10 store credit for a racket purchase in return). This is pretty pricey compared to say tennisexpress.com where you can check out 4 rackets at a time for a max charge of $15-$16. (which covers shipping there and back). The shop I used to demo rackets at closed down (chicago golf and tennis near belmont/kimball) don't know of any other place that demos rackets unless of course you belong or know somebody who belongs to a club (like Midtown).
Not sure about in-store demo locations but a relatively cost-effective program can be found at Your Advantage. You pay $25 to demo an unlimited amount of racquets for 90 days. You can take 2 (maybe 3) out at a time for up to 2 days at a time. They credit you back $20 at the time of purchase should you decide to buy from them. Good shop with a pretty good selection of frames. Bob strings for the NU team.
You may want to contact 40-love Tennis Pro Shop - located at McFetridge Tennis Center. I'm sure you could make arrangements to reserve a court and have the demo racquets made available.

Your Advantage will let you demo up to three racquets at a time for a period of 2-3 months. There is a $25 fee that is credited towards stringing should you decide to purchase.

You might also want to try Tennis on the Lake Sporting Goods. I am not familiar with their selection or demo program but it may be similar to your advantage.

Please tell them you were referred by Chicago Tennis Collective. Below is a link to all the Chicago-land pro shops, including address and phone numbers. Let us know how it works out and what you decide to buy.

http://www.chicagotenniscollective.com/CTC/proshop.html
I did not mention Golfsmith because I don't think they have nearly the selection or expertise advise you will get at 40-love, your Advantage or Tennis on the Lake. The prior three are tennis specialists.

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