Anything that costs less than $100 will do the trick. Don’t go out and buy anything over that price until you have some good pool experience behind you. I highly recommend you go to www.OzoneBilliards.com or www.Seyberts.com and look over some of the “Players Cues” line that I feel are high quality with low price tags. Some of these dealers will actually give you a free case with a cue purchase. Recommended cue dimensions are 19oz weight with 12-13mm shaft and tips come in soft, medium and hard firmness, I recommend you start with a medium hardness and don’t spend any extra money right now on special tips.