I'm considering whether or not it's worth the time or the money to invest in getting parts and put together a racket for a hobby/casual player. I am not horrible in the sport but it's pretty obvious I'll never compete in a respectable tournament. :)
So my question is all the fuss about equipment, how much of it would be useful for a player like myself and how much is marketing mumbo-jumbo? Of course it's impossible to give a quantitative measure to it, but I was wondering if there are other casual players who did end up buying better equipment (~100+ euros) and whether or not there was a difference to their overall gameplay.
Any feedback is welcome!