As with any sport, the better the equipment you have, the better chance you have of winning, and that’s certainly true of the best tennis racquets.
Capable of doing more than just hitting the ball to the other side of the net, tennis racquets have become far more personable, as they accentuate a player’s individual playstyle. And, with a special blend of stable construction and durable performance, it means now more than ever, that picking the best tennis racquet for you will give you an advantage on the court.
How to choose the best tennis racquet for your game
Choosing the right tennis racquet can depend on your personal play style and individual skill level. You need to take into account head and grip size, as well as what kind of output you are looking for; stronger power? More topspin?
Beginners and casual players would be better going with a tennis racquet that has a larger head size, meaning you will make consistent contact with the ball. While advanced players can go for a smaller grip size that will give them more overall control.
Difference between a cheap and expensive tennis racquet
The biggest thing to know when shopping is how to spot the differences in the construction of tennis racquets. A cheaper tennis racquet tends to be made out of plastic or at the most, fibreglass. An expensive racquet has a higher price because it contains expensive materials such as graphite, titanium, and carbon fibre. How a tennis racquet is made is how it will play, so the stronger the materials, the better it plays.
In the tennis racquet business for over a century, you could say Wilson has reached near perfection and even still, they continue to innovate and push the limits.
Picking the right racquet for you is made simple by breaking their tennis racquets down into four categories; precision, power, feel and control, so whatever your style of play or the area of your game you’re looking to take advantage of, their range has something for you. If you are looking the best though, don’t miss the ‘Naked Series’.
Being in the hands of Rafael Nadal means you must be doing something right and Babolat’s range of tennis racquets could have you performing like a pro in no time.
Using innovative technology to enhance your game such as patented ‘Aeromodular2’ technology that decreases drag and promotes speed, and others that widen the space between strings for some extra spin, you can be sure you’ll find a tennis racquet to match your playstyle. If you are looking for an advantage, check out the ‘Pure Aero’ series.
If the deadly combination of power and maneuverability is what you are after, the HEAD’s range of tennis racquets brings them both. Constructed using their ‘Graphene 360’ technology, you’ll find every shot is stable and packs a punch even if you are sliding across the court to reach that blinder down the double line. Their ‘Graphene 2021’ series is the best on offer, with its 16/20 string pattern and ‘HydroSorb’ grip that won’t slip.
For their latest range of tennis racquets, Dunlop has teamed up with renowned golf brand Srixon, combining their decades of sporting equipment experience with the precision of Japanese engineering. The ‘CX’ series is designed with a low-powered frame that has a thinner beam than most modern racquets, providing power no matter where the ball hits the strings. Add in the ‘Power Grid Technology’ that increases spin and you’ve got the best in an already solid range.
Yonex has been producing world-class tennis racquets since 1957 and they have remained a favourite among professionals, amateurs, and everyone in between.
Across their entire range, they include a unique blend of features such as the isometric head shape, the ‘Integrated Power Weight’ technology which increases feedback with the ball, and their ‘Vector’ shafts that decrease twisting on your swing. Check out their top of the line ‘VCORE’ series for all of this and more.
Whether you want easy access to pace and spin, laser-like control without losing power, or stability to keep your shot straight, Prince has something for every kind of player.
With some of the lightest and most durable materials such as graphite and ‘textreme’, their tennis racquets will not weigh you down and with cutting edge technologies such as the ‘Anti-Torque System’ seen in the ‘Phantom 100X’ series, you will be the epitome of power and control.
Whenever a brand uses materials that are often seen on aircraft and space shuttles and puts them on a tennis racquet, we become interested.
That’s exactly what Tecnifibre did with their ‘Tfight’ series and they delivered on creating a structurally stable frame that will not crumble against your opponent’s power shots and can take a few scrapes on the court and won’t leave a mark.
Their entire range utilises unique technologies and materials that will give you increased accuracy and an overall competitive edge.
Produced across Australia and New Zealand, Solinco specialise in developing the highest quality and technologically advanced tennis racquets.
With their ‘Nickel-Mesh’ technology, you’ll find nickel anodised carbon fibers woven into a mesh frame, basically meaning that it won’t twist and send your shot into the umpire’s chair when you were clearly aiming for the baseline. Their ‘Protocol’ series is the very best in the range and is the shining example of speed, power and stability.
Using technologies that push the boundaries of what can be used within tennis and materials that are featured in mechanical engineering magazines and science journals, Pro Kennex is a unique brand in that they only release a tennis racquet when there is a new technology developed.
True to their word, their latest ‘Kinetics’ series comes packed with the latest in vibration dampening and torsional stability, and if you don’t know what that means, that’s okay because it was developed in an M.I.T sports technology lab, but that is a very good thing for your game.
A genius nuclear engineer once lost a tennis match in the ’70s due to a faulty string design in the tennis racquet and he was so upset that he went on to create his own brand and thus, GAMMA was born.
Thankfully it’s turned out for the best and with this range of tennis racquets, your game will experience cleaner slices and stable volleys. The ‘RZR Bubba’ series is the best on offer, with its oversized head frame for a massive sweet spot.
The tennis racquet has been through decades of changing shapes and Völkl has been there every step of the way, and has continued to lend their expertise and innovate.
Each series they release is an improvement upon the last, and if they can enhance a racquet’s performance by even a sliver of a percentage, they will do it. With their ‘V-Feel’ series, you’ll find comfort and power that is promoted by the ‘Power Arm’ technology in the throat of the racquet that will give a mechanical advantage.
A tennis racquet for every occasion and every playstyle, Slazenger has a diverse range available and a guarantee that you will find the one for you. Whether it’s tournament play or a casual serve between the office and drinks, their racquets will perform and never lose their edge.
With their ‘Ultimate’ series, you’ll get a lightweight titanium alloy structure that allows for ease of movement and overall comfort finished in crisp monochrome.