Best stick for a 1 hander?

PRS

Semi-Pro
Personal preference will be the biggest factor, as you can serve and volley with any racquet. That said, the burn FST line was definitely NOT created with the serve and volleyer in mind. Most people would prefer something with more control and feel, two things the burn FST racquets didn't do the best. They actually were also made with a longer handle specifically with the 2-handed backhand in mind if I recall correctly, with that weird plastic thing you could put under the grip to basically give your top hand a little bit of a buttcap-like flare for better grip on the two hander.
 

stickM

Rookie
The Head Speed MP Auxetic is a good all-around racquet that is just head-light enough to come through quickly and easily for one-handed backhand players. The previous 360+ version was a little more head balanced which I found to be a little slower through the ball for my one-handed backhand. Just my 2 cents.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@pistolboi - The best racket for your one-hander may not be the best racket for my one-hander. Racket/string/tension is about as personal a preference in tennis as it gets. I've played with hundreds over rackets (maybe more than that) in my 50 years of playing. Wood, midsize, and even a couple of OS rackets - the results were more tied to me and my strokes than the racket. Your best bet is to demo, demo, demo.
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
Advanced players with 1HBHs play with all kinds of racquets from huge oversized light ones (those guys slice a lot), tweeners to heavy, headlight ones. The right fit will depend on what you are used to and what kind of racquets you developed your game with. For instance the only 1HBH serve-and-volleyer in the ATP singles top echelon is Maxime Cressy and he plays with a Pure Aero which no one here seems to think is a good racquet for 1HBH or S/V styles - go figure!

The guys who post that there is a right racquet fit for a particular shot are either peddling snake oil or just inflicting their own preference on everyone else. I have a 1HBH, will S/V in doubles and love my Pure Strike Tour - works for me, but who knows if it will fit your preference.
 
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eric42

Rookie
Another vote for the Vcore 95. It's also just fun to play with.
+1, not the most powerful, but cuts through the air better than probably any stick out there right now because of the smallish head and aerodynamics of the frame. You can really take big cuts with it and the ball will spin back down.
 

aus89

Hall of Fame
I havent played with it yet, but I think the 2023 Prestige Tour would be worth looking at, VCore 95, Blade, ProStaff (Six One 95 Pro Labs, 97), Prince Tour 95 etc... - but plenty of players like Feliciano Lopez have played single handers with Pure Drives/Pro Opens, Schiavone with Aero Pro Drive, Gasquet with the Instinct, Ljubicic with the Extreme etc... I probably wouldn't go over 100sq in... but anything up to that is generally gonna be ok.
 
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Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I think it comes down to specs, balance, etc.

I can hit very good OHBHs with Mids (Prestige 600, Phantom 93P, PB10 Mid), lots of MPs (PB10MP, 6.1 95 Classic 16x18, 6.1 95 18x20, Angell TC95 18x20, TC97 18x20, lots of Prestiges, LM Radical Tour MP and regular MP, G360+ Extreme Tour, VC95, VC95D, VCP97H... and lots more), 100 Sq. inch (G360+ Gravity Pro, G360+ Extreme Pro, Dunlop Srixon SX300 Tour), and now both of the Shift 99's (300 and 315).

The commonality is the specs... all are 350g+, quite HL, with a higher SW 330+.
 

Rosstour

G.O.A.T.
I'm probably hitting the 1HBH better than ever and have hit some winners lately with it that actually surprised me. Clash 98 v1. I didn't think it would work for 1H but it does.
 

FootFault18

Rookie
I have OHBH. My favorite racquet is Head Microgel Radical Pro (100 sq), but I feel a better OHBH with 98 or 95 head size.
 

pistolboi

New User
@pistolboi - The best racket for your one-hander may not be the best racket for my one-hander. Racket/string/tension is about as personal a preference in tennis as it gets. I've played with hundreds over rackets (maybe more than that) in my 50 years of playing. Wood, midsize, and even a couple of OS rackets - the results were more tied to me and my strokes than the racket. Your best bet is to demo, demo, demo.
It's impossible to demo here really, very little players and all of the players here play with a 110 or 117 and tennis shops don't trust people on borrowing rackets for testing. But I can demo if I have a buddy with a racket people recommended i can demo his :)
 
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