Head MicroGel Radical MP Tennis Racket View

Head MicroGel Radical MP Tennis Racket

Exclusive to Sweatband.com, 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.

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.

Wilson Burn 100 LS Tennis Racket View

Wilson Burn 100 LS Tennis Racket

Made using Spin Effect technology, the Wilson Burn 100 LS tennis racket allows for maximizing ball rotation without changing your swing and has been designed for intermediate level players. This light and speedy racket with a good-sized 100in2 (645cm2) head and a head light balance ensures easy handling and offers livelier, more comfortable string bed thanks to Parallel Drilling technology. With a grippy 18x16 string pattern and arm-friendly Wilson Sensation string, the racket provides plenty of bite and great playability. It is best suited to baseliners and guarantees increased frame stiffness and power with High Performance Carbon Fiber technology.

Yonex VCORE PRO 97 G Tennis Racket View

Yonex VCORE PRO 97 G Tennis Racket

Best suited to big hitting players, the Yonex VCORE PRO 97 G tennis racket offers easy targeting, great feel and whipping power. This speedy player’s racket with a 97in2 (625.8cm2) head has a head light balance and weighs 310g (10.9oz) for increased control and quick handling. It ensures reduction of unwanted vibrations and arm fatigue thanks to Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM) technology and uses Namd technology to provide a great spin potential. Strung with Poly Tour Pro 125 string in an open 16x19 string pattern, the racket guarantees control and feel from all areas of the court. It boasts Black Micro Core technology to further improve vibration dampening and comes with a full protective cover.

Head Graphene Touch Radical LITE Tennis Racket View

Head Graphene Touch Radical LITE Tennis Racket

Designed for intermediate club players, the Head Graphene Touch Radical LITE tennis racket provides a bigger sweet spot thanks to its 102in2 (660cm2) head and for extra manoeuvrability and easy playability it offers a lighter weight (260g). This evenly balanced racket ensures radical versatility and great levels of power and control and innovative Graphene Touch technology delivers unparalleled touch, shock absorption and a muted, low-vibration feel. The racket is strung with Lynx 17 string which gives you more feel whilst retaining durability and an open 16x19 string pattern guarantees easy access to spin.

Wilson Blade 101L V7.0 Tennis Racket View

Wilson Blade 101L V7.0 Tennis Racket

The Wilson Blade 101L V7.0 tennis racket is best suited to advanced players looking for a blend of power and accuracy. A larger head (652cm2) and a thicker beam (23mm FB) make the racket perfect for big hitters, whereas the use of a Top Grip Taper results in a better feel on two-handed backhand strokes. This performance racket is head light balanced for speedy handling and offers an open, spin-friendly 16x20 string pattern. It weighs 274g (9.7oz) and boasts Parallel Drilling technology delivering a consistent and more forgiving string bed response. Plus, there is Wilson Pro Performance grip ensuring a tacky surface and an ultimate feel, and the racket is supplied strung with an arm-friendly Wilson Sensation string.

Head Ti S2 Titanium Tennis Racket View

Head Ti S2 Titanium Tennis Racket

The Head Ti S2 Titanium is a lightweight, all-round tennis racket designed for intermediate level players who want to take their game to a whole new level. For a good balance of power and control, it has a 102in2 (660cm2) head and offers improved playability and durability thanks to a synthetic gut string in an 18x19 string pattern. The racket is head heavy balanced for greater power potential and uses Titanium technology to provide more stability, strength and even more power on each stroke. It weighs only 245g (8.6oz) and features Softac grip delivering excellent tack and cushioning. This comfort, performance racket is supplied with a full-length cover for protection against dust and scratches.

Yonex VCORE 100 LG Tennis Racket View

Yonex VCORE 100 LG Tennis Racket

A frame made for intermediate players seeking phenomenal control over strokes, the Yonex VCORE 100 LG tennis racket is a 100in2 head choice that offers incredible precision and superior manoeuvrability thanks to the 280g (9.9oz) weight and head light balance. The racquet takes advantage of the Isometric head shape in order to build a much more efficient sweet-spot, thus offering increased power generation. Furthermore, there is the Aero Fin technology which created a much thinner frame that cuts through air faster. The VCORE 100 LG also features a revolutionary Liner Tech design for enhanced and more persistent ball rotation on each stroke. The frame is shipped strung with Polytour Strike string, and supplied additionally with a full cover to ensure proper storage between games.


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Tennis Rackets

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.


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. 


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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