1. M

    Help- Racquet

    Hello all, I am a 67 year old looking for a racquet recommendaion. I have been playing tennis for over 30 years and had to give up tennis a couple of years ago due to injuries. I have/had knee problems, tennis elbow, wrist injury and a rotating cuff tear. I have recovered enough to play now but...
  2. OldManStan

    What is your go-to default tension for new strings?

    My go-to tension is 48lbs for my DR98s and Ezone 98s. How about you guys?
  3. WilPro

    Vibration dampener, vibrations and feel

    I have recently strung more racquets and usually I hit them against the heel of my palm after stringing them. When hitting them against the heel of my palm, without dampener, I almost always feel vibrations. The lighter the racquet the stronger the vibration. Now that we clarified the...
  4. E

    looking for heavy, flexible racquet

    Hi there tennis players, I am looking for a tennis racquet with the following specs (I don't mean it too strict, just to give you an idea): * heavy at the handle, weight 350g or more * flexible, RSA < 60 * 16X19 string pattern * head size between 97inch^2 and 100 inch^2 The reason I want...
  5. T

    Saw this crack type thing on my racquet, everything okay?

    I have a babolat pure aero tour and i saw this crack, was there for a while but kind of mentally bothered me When I run my fingers up and down and side to side i can feel it. game play is the same anything wrong? im thinking about putting some lead tape (2.5 ish grams for a bit less than 0.1 oz)...
  6. TW Staff

    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Tecnifibre TFight 295/300/305

    Attention Talk Tennis Members: We have a VERY Limited number of Tecnifibre TFight 295, 300 & 305 racquets (in a prototype cosmetic) for a playtest. This playtest is open to USA Talk Tennis members only. VERY IMPORTANT: Playtesters will be required to get their test racquet strung. Each racquet...
  7. J

    FS: Prince Phantom 100x 305 (Like New Condition)

    Description (Brand/Model/Year): 2020 Prince Phantom Pro 100x 305 Grip Size / Size: 4 1/4 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 100 Condition (x out of 10): 9/10 (Mint Condition) *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 3 hrs *General Description (including any...
  8. A

    Why don't pros use their string provider's stencil?

    I remember in the 90s and 2000s, the majority of players used to have their string provider's stencilled onto the bottom of the racquet, underneath the stencil logo of their racquet e.g. Sampras used a Wilson racquet so had a 'W' stencilled on his racquet and below was the Babolat stencil lines...
  9. WilPro

    Idetifying old Prince racquet

    This is a racquet I received yesterday for stringing. And I remembered back in the day it was one of the racquets I played and enjoyed it. I didn't own one, it was just another racquet in a stack of racquets that my coach had for students to use. Now I recognized the model and I am curious if...
  10. A

    Racquet Stencil logos

    Does anyone know the racquet stencil dimensions for Wilson, Babolat or Head stencil logos? Thanks.
  11. SOY78

    FS or FT: Gamma X-ST Stringer lockout stringing machine used

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Gamma X-ST Stringer Grip Size / Size: N/A Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): N/A Condition (x out of 10): 8/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 3-6 Months *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): Just...
  12. S

    Ball pocketing vs. Top spin

    I recently heard the Tennis Warehouse podcast about classic racquets (here) (which was really good by the way), and it really made me wonder how ball pocketing (or as some of the playtesters say "plush feeling") affects topspin generated by a racquet. I understand the science behind how, when...
  13. M

    Does anybody recognize this racquet from the 90's?

    This Wilson racquet is from a photo taken around 1997 or so, I'm wondering if anybody recognizes the model, I would definitely appreciate it, its very hard to Google for:
  14. Pitti

    Need some racquet advice

    Hi: I played lots of tennis at highschool. I just owned one racquet: a Wilson Six one team (290 gr. unstrung, 18x20 pattern, red racquets with white stripes at 3 and 9). I liked that racquet, and used it during 5 or 6 straight years playing around 6 hours each week. Whenever I couldn't use that...
  15. C

    On Racquet Customization

    Hi there, Talk Tennis. I wrote a paper on the meaning of racquet specifications, how to choose a racquet, and racquet customization. Here's a link. Hope some of you out there might find it a good resource. Thanks!
  16. J

    Coming back to tennis after 5 years

    So my best friend recently me back into playing tennis, i haven’t played since I quit my college team back in 2014 anyway I back playing casual and plan on playing tournament again this summer except my last racquet broke I used the OG BLX Wilson steam 100 when they came out are there any...
  17. Bender

    Big 3 racquet specs and what it means for their respective games

    As a delayed knee-jerk reaction (oxymoronic, I know) to threads wondering "what if pros swapped racquets?", I created this thread to list out current racquet specs used by the Big 3 (or at least the most recent specs I can glean from the internet), and what I think it means for their games...
  18. M

    2020 Yonex Ezone 98

    I love this racquet a little lead at 3 and 9 leather grip and this baby is ready to go. Who else is on the Yonex train and why?
  19. TW Staff

    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Dunlop SX 300 Racquet Family

    Attention Talk Tennis Members: We have a VERY Limited number of Dunlop SX 300 Tour, SX 300 and SX 300LS racquets for a playtest. This playtest is open to USA Talk Tennis members only. Please note: Playtesters will be required to get their test racquet strung. Each racquet will be shipped with...
  20. F

    Racquet Care What to use? Lysol Wipes? Other ideas?

    Hello everyone I recently bought a racquet from a classified ad, I met the guy and he didn’t seem like the cleanest person, was just wondering what everyone else has used to disinfect or to clean their racquet, with more then just a cloth and water. I was thinking about using Lysol wipes ...
  21. J

    FS: Prince Phantom 100X 305, L4 Grip (4 1/2)

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Prince Phantom 100X 305 (2020) Grip Size / Size: L4 (4 1/2) Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 100 sq. in. Condition (x out of 10): 9.5 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 3 hours *General Description (including any...
  22. W

    Strings never break. Should I go for a certain type of strings?

    I have two racquets: A Head Prestige and a Head Speed. Now I never ever break my strings. So when I go to the shop, should I ask them not to prioritize durability or something?
  23. WilPro

    Does Federer need to go 100 sq in?

    Am I the only one who thinks Fed should go up to 100 square inch racquet head? I think he could run a few more years if he increases the headsize once more.
  24. Znak

    Racket Logger

    I just stumbled on this — most of you probably know of it, but I thought I'd share for those who don't. It's pretty rad to be able to organize strings and racquets on a graph to compare them visually: https://www.racketlogger.com/string-explorer
  25. A

    13 year old unsure of what weight on Racquet to have

    Hey, my name is Adrian and i'm a 13 year old boy from Sweden. I have been playing tennis for around 6 months and im starting to improve alot Now, I have a 265 gram racquet that feels okay but I've tried some 285-300g ones and I feel alot better with them, I hit better shots, harder shots and...
  26. puredrivepete


    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Babolat Pure Aero Tour Grip Size / Size: 4 1/4 Quantity: x1 Head Size (if a racquet): 100 Condition (x out of 10): 7 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): Head guard...
  27. ritches

    WTB: Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Size 3 (4 3/8) - All Black Version (v.11)

    Looking for this racquet in 8-9/10 condition. Racquet doesn't have to be strung. Please email me price, damages (if any, preferably none :)), and detailed pics to ritchin sen at gmail dot com Thank you.
  28. D

    Wilson Blade 98 L (16x19)

    Hi everyone! Can you advise me which strings, and which string tension to use? 2 or 4 knots?
  29. S

    it's cracked?

  30. V

    Yonex EZone AI 100

    Racket: Yonex EZone AI 98 Quantity: 1 Grip size: 4 1/8 feels 4 1/4 Head size: 98 Condition: 8/10.0 Specific time: 1 week General description: Frame is spotless, bumper has a mark from picking up balls. Price: $85 shipped Seller's Contact info: vsk2 at hotmail