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Wilson Pro Staff 97UL v13 Tennis Racket View

Wilson Pro Staff 97UL v13 Tennis Racket

A performance frame designed for intermediate players, the Wilson Pro Staff 97UL v13 tennis racket keeps the heritage of the Pro Staff range with the classic feel and stunning iconic aesthetics. It’s a very much suitable choice for transitioning juniors and adult players setting their eyes on consistency and comfort during long games. The racquet weighs only 269g (9.5oz) and offers a head light balance to ensure superior speed, agility and precise strokes. It also takes advantage of the Braid 45 technology to achieve better stability and pocketing feel, and the String Mapping helps to create a thicker string beg for even more accuracy and forgiveness. The racket arrives pre-strung with Wilson Synthetic string in an open 16x19 string pattern.

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Head Ti S6 Titanium Tennis Racket View

Head Ti S6 Titanium Tennis Racket

The Head Ti S6 was first launched in 1996 and is still the best selling tennis racket in the history of Head. The racket is ideal for intermediate players looking for maximum power in an easy-to-manoeuvre light frame that weighs only 225g (7.9oz). The racket utilises the Ti technology which weaves titanium into the graphite construction creating much lighter racket without compromising its stiffness or power offered. The racket’s open 16x19 string pattern is perfect for spin shots and all-court game while its oversized 115in2 (742cm2) head with large sweet spot allows for powerful hits and makes this 27.75” (704.8mm) long racket more forgiving on off-centre hits. Due to the head heavy balance the racket can be a great choice for baseline players with compact to medium stroke styles.

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Yonex EZONE 98 Alpha Tennis Racket View

Yonex EZONE 98 Alpha Tennis Racket

Featuring an Isometric head shape which compared to an average 98in2 head provides more forgiveness and stability, the Yonex EZONE 98 Alpha tennis racket combines lightweight manoeuvrability of the 275g frame, with excellent consistency and control. The racquet handles well during long rallies thanks to head light balance, whilst the Nanometric DR frame material adds more stability and overall strength. To ensure a tremendous comfort improvement, the racquet includes Shockless Grommet System to attenuate any incoming impact vibrations. Furthermore, the 16x19 string pattern provides excellent spin potential, and the frame arrives with a drawstring bag for a proper protection.

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Head MX Elite Pro Tennis Racket View

Head MX Elite Pro Tennis Racket

The Head MX Elite Pro is the ideal racket for the beginner who is learning and improving their shotmaking skills. The head size of 100in2, (640cm2), is the ideal compromise between power and control as you learn and develop your style of play. The weight of your racket is also very important, at 270g and head light, this racket is very easily manouverable which will be a great help as you develop the art of timing your shots correctly. The frame of this racket is made using Head's Metallix technology, this is a matrix of carbon fibres and metal alloy which ensures the frame can be light in weight but still develop excellent power to your shots. The racket is strung with a durable synthetic gut string in a 16 x 19 pattern, which also strikes an ideal compromise between power and control for the improving player, the racket comes with a full-length cover.

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Head MicroGel Radical MP Tennis Racket View

Head MicroGel Radical MP Tennis Racket

The Head MicroGel Radical MP is a head light tennis racket with a smaller head size of 98in2 (632cm2) and a frame weight of 295g (10.4oz) to provide a great combination of precision, control and manoeuvrability. The racket is very much suited to intermediate and advanced players and has been made using revolutionary, silicone-based MicroGel™ material delivering a rock-solid feel, exceptional touch and impact absorption. A closed 18x20 string pattern causes the ball to travel deeper in the court, whereas Sonic Pro string guarantees higher levels of feel, comfort and playability.

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Wilson Ultra Power 100 Tennis Racket View

Wilson Ultra Power 100 Tennis Racket

A power-based frame designed for offensive style of tennis, the Wilson Ultra Power 100 tennis racket is faithfully designed after the performance range to ensure wonderful playing experience for engaged players seeking more power, great feel and confidence on the court. The racket offers a much larger sweet spot to generate more power with each swing due to the Double Holes technology, whereas the basalt carbon fibre composite utilised in the head light frame provides exceptional vibration reduction on each ball impact. The racket has a mid-size head of 100in2 to create an excellent feel and more control. The racket offers a resilient construction with less impact noise generated on impacts thanks to the Iso-Zorb grommets, and it is supplied pre-strung with Wilson synthetic string in an open 16x19 string pattern.

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Head IG Challenge PRO Tennis Racket View

Head IG Challenge PRO Tennis Racket

Featuring a head size of 100in2 (645cm2), the Head IG Challenge PRO tennis racket offers a great blend of control and power. It has been designed for intermediate level players wanting to take the most out of their weekend game and uses Innegra technology for greater shot control, precision and increased shock absorption. Thanks to a head light balance, the racket is manoeuvrable and comes pre-strung with durable synthetic gut string in an open 16x19 string pattern for more power and spin. Constructed from graphite, the racket guarantees improved stiffness and strength and there is a tacky Dual Absorbing grip that ensures maximum sweat absorption and keeps the racket from slipping. The IG Challenge PRO is supplied with a full protective cover.

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In the early era of tennis rackets were crafted individually, but as the game grew in popularity and means for manufacture were improved tennis rackets became more standardised.  High tech materials are now commonplace and extremely affordable, and a good racket, if re-stringed regularly, can last several years. Obviously frequency of play, power behind your play and the climate in which you play will all impact on your racket’s lifespan.

 

So if you’re new to the game and need advice on what to buy or if your last racket has lost its edge, here’s a short sharp guide to help you find the best for you….

 

The main aspects to consider are head size, length, weight distribution, grip size and material.

 

Head size
The head size is the area occupied by the strings, and the sweet spot is that area of the racket that the ball just flies off it effortlessly.


The categories are:

• Midsize (80-94 square inches)
• Midplus  (95-105 square inches)
• Oversize (110-115 square inches)
• Super oversize (116-135 square inches) 


There was a time when Prince manufactured one even bigger than this but the International Tennis Federation responded by imposing a limit on head size before things got out of hand!


Larger heads suit beginners best as they generate more power and have a larger sweet spot while smaller head sizes offer more precision and control.


Length

Racket lengths vary between 27 and 29 inches in length, the majority are around the 27 inch mark.   Longer rackets are typically lighter and give greater reach and power when serving.

 

Weight distribution

There are two types here: head heavy and head light.  Beginners favour the head heavy ‘power’ rackets as the extra weight at the tip can provide greater power for a shorter, weaker, underdeveloped swing. More experienced players utilise the head light ‘control’ rackets which absorb more of the shock generated by their powerful swings.
   

Grip size

There are five Grips sizes; 1 is the smallest and 5 the largest, the most suitable for you is simply a matter of hand size. 

 

Materials
The list of racket materials these days sounds like a new age periodic table, but the variety in choice does affect how stiff the racket is when it connects with the ball – the stiffer it is the more power the ball retains and the more shock your body absorbs.  Aluminium is a popular choice for players wanting flexibility, although players who hit hard can find it too flexible and unpredictable. If you’re new, but a quick learner,  you’re probably better off with a graphite racket.

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