1. R

    Replicate multifilament string with polyester string

    Hello, I have noticed in my tennis game that I have an extremely short swing motion ([semi]-western grip, small grip size and a lot of wrist action) and therefore produce a lot of spin but little power. As this is my natural swing and all attempts to change it with the trainer failed, I thought...
  2. J

    Racket Recommendations

    Hi all, I am currently a UTR 10.5 junior, and have struggled with wrist issues (TFCC) for around a year in my freshman and sophomore year (currently a senior). This was mainly due to technique, hitting with better players a bit too fast, and using a 2019 Pure Aero with 55 pounds of poly. I now...
  3. K

    Rotator Cuff Injury, lower SW or lower Stiffness or lower Weight?

    Hello, i am recovering from a Rotator Cuff Injury. The doctor cannot say if it s because of tennis in generale, or because of the heavy racket. Im using a ezone 98 2022 with pt rev. To recover i am doind exercise and PT Should i start thinking about changing racket? If yes what should i...
  4. H

    Yonex & Head racket help!

    Looking for some racket help as demoing in the UK has become very difficult! I’m an aggressive baseliner with a single handed backhand, typically hitting a flatter ball rather than heavy top spin. Have played for 15+ years, and am currently at a 5.0. I’m coming from a Wilson Blade 98 but find...
  5. V

    Special edition US Open 2023 Wilson Rackets

    https://www.thetennisinsider.com/post/wilson-blade-v8-16x19-2023-us-open-racket-release-early-access-best-price Only the Blade 16x19 and Clash 100. Both have the US Open logo on them, pretty cool. I guess the Noir ones aren't happening anymore?
  6. M

    Next racket?

    Hi guys I’m a strong club player that has been using a babolat pure control 95 + for the past 12 years and looking to possibly move on to a newer frame but haven’t played with anything else in that time (Used to play with a Pure drive but not enough control). Wondering if it’s worth moving on...
  7. B

    Which racket should I buy?

    I have only one racket that has named "Wilson Federer 100". I've been using this racket for 4 years and want to switch to a pro racket.(6 months ago i added lead to the grip-side , normally the racket is 290g but now it's 320g. The lead addition was necessary because my racket was HH because of...
  8. K

    Rackets that play similar to Wilson Clash 100

    For a long time I played with a Pure Aero and I love the spin but could never hit the ball freely because my balls would sail long too often. Then I tryed a Wilson Clash 100 and got hooked! With low powered strings it really fits my game, It is so easy to maneuver that I can really whip the...
  9. T

    Racket for female with golfers elbow

    Hi everyone, I know there are a few posts about tennis and golfers elbow, but mainly for men rather than women and I am struggling to find a racket I can play with for longer than an hour without pain - assuming it is possible..... I am 55 and started playing tennis regularly again after 35...
  10. A

    racket/string combination for longest possible play time

    are there racket/string combinations which maximize playability? if there are, which combinations would stay playable on court for the longest without sacrificing too much comfort or performance? I think the obvious answer would be a tighter stringbed (18x20) with maybe a kevlar gut hybrid...
  11. D

    What should i choose

    Dunlop 50% off all products so basically 3 rackets 1 8pk bag Pack of overgrips Reel of string Stencil $400 Tecnifibre 3 rackets 12 pk bag Dampners Grips Stencil 4 sets of string $649 Diadem 3 rackets 9 pk bag 9 sets string 12 grips T shirt Stencil 425 Prince 3 rackets 1 reel of string 12...
  12. N

    what racket weight for 13 year old boy

    hello everyone, I was wondering what sort of weight I would want in a racket. Ive been playing for 3 years and I am quite experienced and I hit lots of loopy topsin balls from the baseline. I'm currently using an exone 100l but I tried an old aero pro lite and it completely changed my...
  13. B


    Hello everyone. I have been playing tennis for 1.5 years and my level is 4.5-5.0 at age 39. I played with 300gr 100sq Head Instinct then I switched to Pro Staff 97L 290gr because of the weight. I felt 300gr and additional string made me exhausted. Now I’m using 290gr pro staff very control...
  14. H

    Babolat Pure Aero replacement

    I'm currently looking for a racket to replace my Pure Aero 2019. I like the spin/power I get from the racket but looking for a racket which still has good spin and decent pop but has better control and comfort than the PA. I don't want to go above 305g or 325SW and bare in mind I have 1HBH. I...
  15. C

    Preserving a signature on the side of a racket

    Hey all, I recently went to the Atlanta open and was able to get my racket signed by Alex de minaur, it is on the side of the frame. When using it the past few days it’s slowing starting to fade, what is the best way to keep it on there? I’ve heard spraying clear coat would be a good option but...
  16. CharlesMG

    Lead tape on racket throat vs head & handle

    Hi, I am new to customising my rackets. I was wondering what would be the difference between the following customisation options: Lead tape on the head at 9 and 3pm plus same amount of lead tape at the end of the handle Lead tape at the throat In theory, both would maintain the racket's...
  17. R

    Broken Rackets Wanted

    Tennis Rackets Wanted for a school play (San Diego) Would like to get a dozen or more prop tennis rackets for props for a school play. In the play there's one scene about stereotypes that takes place at a ritzy tennis club. The rackets faces will be painted to show the faces of different...
  18. forzmr_b

    I'm on a quest to either find a new ideal racket or conclude that the Blade 98 18x20 2013 (v4) is the ONE for me

    In brief: I'm on a quest to either find a new ideal racket or conclude that the Blade 98 18x20 2013 (v4) is the ONE. I have tried several rackets recently (details below), but have yet to find anything similar. Appreciate your thoughts, experiences, and recommendations for a racket with a...
  19. C

    Is 1/8 racket size a big difference?

    I recently ordered a racket in the wrong size, my size is a 1/4 and I ordered a 1/8, which is only a 1/8 difference, is this a big enough deal to send it back and order another and wait a few more weeks, or can I just put 2 over grips on it and be fine?
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    Head Radical Grommets

    Hi everyone, does anyone know if there are grommets available for the Head Radical 360+ MP/PRO which are not orange? For example the ones from the prototype rackets (grey)? thanks!
  21. NawImNate

    Prince Rackets - CTS & Graphite Pro 90’s

    Anyone can compare the two? I’m waiting on them in the mail, wondering if they are close to the same feel or not. 1988 Prince CTS Precision 90 (purple sparkle paint) & 1986 Prince Graphite Pro (series) 90 (black paint w gold & white pinstripe, also called the “tournament” in different...
  22. M

    Head prestige vs. Yonex vcore

    Which of these rackets do you guys prefer? Head graphene 360+ prestige MP or Yonex vcore 97 HD. I'm on the fence which one to buy.
  23. M

    Head graphene prestige 360+ MP (2020) vs. Yonex score pro 97 HD (2019)

    Hey fellow Tennis enthusiasts! I have done lots of research to find a good stick for myself. Unfortunately, I can't demo rackets at all, because of the place I'm from. Both these rackets are not available for demo where I'm at. Otherwise I could have tested myself which one I would buy. I'm now...
  24. S

    your help recommendation for rackets !

    hi, wuld like to hear your opinions/recmendations for a Racket: would be for a Junior around u14 improvig in play wuld say intermediate , plays more on th offensive than defensive Side, is recovering form Wrist problems, would like a more wrist frendly racket/string setup, plays with a head...
  25. D

    Is it worth to restring 26 juniour racket from store

    HI, My son just moved to 26 racket we bought on amazon. Babolat, not cheap, and we found that is hard to play for him, there is no bite at all on ball, everthing goes into the net. No boom sound. Anybody noiced this for stock strings ? We never had this problem for 23,25 gen rackets he used...
  26. Roads_to_tennis


    Hey folks I just purchased the pre strung Speed MP, it is pre-strung with Lynx in black color. Have you ever seen something like this in your country??? Seller told me that HEAD sells some racquets pre strung in some countries.
  27. Waterboy747

    Recommended Rackets for 14 Teen?

    Can anyone recommend rackets for a 14 year old teen to use? Has been playing for less than a year but is able enough to control ball in direction and grasp spin. Currently looking for something all around, being able to control ball yet still have some power and some comfort. Not a hardcore...
  28. Waterboy747

    Head Graphite Comp XL??? HELP!

    Anyone know the stats and specs on the Graphite Comp XL? I currently use it but whenever it makes impact with the ball, it causes my arm to brake or stop mid-swing so I'm trying to find a replacement.
  29. M

    Yonex Vcore Pro 100 (300g) 2021 vs Yonex Ezone 100

    Howdy! My current racquet of choice is the Babolat Pure Strike 3rd gen 16x19, which I absolutely love but am currently looking for an alternative racquet due to starting to feel some arm soreness/tingling at the elbow area and I'm afraid of developing a tennis elbow down the line. I'm a 4.0...
  30. B

    Racket for advanced competitive junior player

    Hi all, my almost 11years old boy plays good tennis for his age (he is best in his age group in our little country). He is very solid from the base line and can rally strong shots. He plays with 27” 260g racket. As he plays with older and stronger boys (he is average build) I think he would need...