Last updated on 09-Aug-2010 02:03:38 PM
It is true that you need a decent bat so that you can generate spin. Without spin you won't be able to hit a fast topspin stroke or generate your own backspin if you are a defensive player.
However it is common for people to think that equipment is the solution to their problems but it rarely is. I would not worry very much about your equipment and concentrate on improving your technique.
There are so many options with equipment. We've chosen a few that we recommend and sell these in our online store. However there are plenty of other good options.
I recommend you read my blog Tone is in your fingers for my thoughts on the matter.
So my advice to you is to choose a reputable brand, get yourself a bat and then put all your attention to improving your skill level knowing that it is up to you and not your equipment.