Best Tennis Racquets iMore 2022

Tennis is a game that is not only exciting to watch, but also to play. The most important aspect of enjoying this game is picking a racquet that suits your style of play. To help with that choice, we have put together our favorite options. We have some great picks that will get you on the court in no time.


The full package: Babolat-Pure Strike 16/19 Tennis Racquet

Staff Pick

The Babolat Pure Strike 98 took the tennis world by storm when it was first launched. This racquet is perfect for those who like powerful serves with deep baseline shots. Improve the speed of your serve with the extra power provided by the frame and punch through the net volleys with ease. The hybrid frame combining elliptical and square sections give more grasp and surer control over where the ball goes.

From $120 at Amazon

For attack minded players: Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Tennis Racquet

This racquet has been developed with the help of Roger Federer and is engineered to deliver more power. A classic feel and a larger head come with a bigger sweet spot for a consistent strike. This racquet comes unstrung and without a cover.

$129 at Amazon

More control and spin: Yonex EZONE DR 100 Tennis Racquet

The Yonex EZONE DR 100 Tennis Racquet is the new generation of EZONE, for the next generation of tennis players. This racquet is designed to provide spin, speed, and controllable power. The carbon graphite material allows more power transfer, and the expanded grommet holes help the strings absorb more of the shock from off-center shots.

From $169 at Amazon

Control over shot placement: HEAD Graphene XT Radical S Tennis Racquet (Unstrung)

Rather than focusing mainly on power, the Head Graphene XT Radical is designed for a feel of the ball and full control over shot placement. The graphene frame will still provide plenty of controlled power. Anyone from a beginner to pro can play with this tennis racquet.

$70 at Amazon

Short and compact swings: Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Strung Tennis Racket

This is a tennis racquet designed for players with short, compact swings. Considered to be a "tweener" tennis racquet, the oversized head provides more forgiveness and power without losing control. The open string pattern gives more power and spin.

$75 at Amazon

Low price for value: Wilson Tour Slam Lite Tennis Racket

This is a "lite" version of the Wilson Tour Slam racquet. It is a great value, and the oversized head is perfect for beginners. It also has a long frame and the Wilson's Shock sleeves to absorb vibration from each shot. An easy racquet to play with, at 10.3 ounces, it is still really lightweight.

$27 at Amazon

A longer racquet: HEAD Ti.S6 Tennis Racquet

The Head Ti.S6 tennis racquet is longer than a lot of the advanced racquets. This gives longer reach and more power and is suited to all-court plays with compact to medium strokes. Most of the weight is at the head of the racket instead of being equally distributed. If your game is more about control, then this is the racquet for you.

$80 at Amazon

For the younger players: HEAD IG Speed Kids Tennis Racquet

This is a racquet that's ideal for a range of young players. The Head Light Balance helps reduce vibration and adds stability when hitting the ball. A strong hybrid frame will last until your child outgrows the racquet.

$46 at Amazon

Have fun playing in addition to watching tennis

A well-designed tennis racquet is the most important part of enjoying the game, and the Babolat-Pure Strike 16/19 Tennis Racquet is one of the best tennis racquets available. It is built for power and control while distributing the vibrations with ease. So, you can have fun at the baseline as well as at the net.

If you play with short compact strokes and consider yourself an intermediate layer, then try the Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Strung Tennis Racket. For those who play on different court surfaces then the HEAD Ti.S6 Tennis Racquet would be a good choice.

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