Best Tennis Rackets: Top 5 Recommendations For Advanced Players

The best tennis rackets are sometimes hard to find because there are so many out there from which to choose! As a result, there are a whole lot of different tennis rackets that will command your attention. So how do you know which ones are really the top 5 tennis rackets that are suitable for advanced players? Well, in this upcoming list, I will briefly go into detail my personal recommendation of 5 top tennis rackets that you can consider if you are considering changing your rackets. The list is not in order of merit. My advice is to find opportunities to have a trial on these rackets. You can request from your local racket shop if they offer demo rackets.

Prince EXO3 Rebel 95

Specifications:

Head Size: 95 sq. in. / 612.9 sq. cm.

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 12oz / 340.19g

Balance: 7 pts HL

Swingweight: 331

Stiffness: 56

Beam Width: 21mm / 21mm / 21mm /

Composition: Graphite

Power Level: Low

Stroke Style: Full

Swing Speed: Fast

Racquet Colors:

Yellow

Grip Type: ResiPro

String Pattern:

18 Mains / 20 Crosses

Mains skip: 9T, 8H, 10H

Two Pieces

No Shared Holes

String Tension: 50-60 pounds

The Prince EX03 Rebel 95 sits on top of this list for a number of reasons. Sure, Gael Monfils from France uses this particular racket, but there is more to it, too. First of all, the Prince EXO3 is known for mixing a good deal of power with a fair amount of control, even on off-center shots that can be somewhat difficult to master. Although this tennis racket is slightly on the heavier side at just over 11 ounces in weight, it is a great match for experienced pros who are desiring a little bit of extra power behind every hit. On the plus side, it should not cause any strains to either the player’s elbow or his or her arm. The head of this racket is generous at 100 square inches in area, which enables the tennis player to create quite a good deal of spin on various shots taken, all the while still retaining that very important control. However, some less experienced players may well feel that it takes some time getting adjusted to handling a racket of this type.

Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six One 90

Specifications:

Head Size: 90 sq. in. / 580.64 sq. cm.

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357.2g

Balance: 8 pts HL

Swingweight: 327

Stiffness: 65

Beam Width: 17.5mm/17.5mm/ 17.5mm /

Composition: Basalt

Power Level: Low

Stroke Style: Full

Swing Speed: Fast

Racquet Colors:

White/Red/Gold/Black

Grip Type: Wilson Leather

String Pattern:

16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Mains skip: 7H 9H 7T 9T

One Piece

No Shared Holes

String Tension: 50-60 pounds

The best tennis rackets should reduce vibrations enough so that the player can have greater command and control over his tennis game, and the Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six One 90 helps to achieve just this objective. One of the sturdier rackets that the company has come up with, the BLX comes complete with basalt rock fibers constructed right into its frame, thereby offering the tennis player greater durability and superior insulation. Pros, such as Roger Federer, have a tendency to choose this type of racket because of the no-nonsense control that it affords them during the game. This racket features the best of both worlds in that it is heavy enough to give a tennis player the extra power that he or she desires, yet it is also nimble and efficient enough to literally slice through the air, almost like a blade. While it does not come with the largest sweet spot and tiredness may be an issue for some less experienced players, it still is a beautiful mix of control and feel.

Dunlop Biomimetic 500

Specifications:

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 11oz / 311.84g

Balance: 3 pts HL

Swingweight: 313

Stiffness: 65

Beam Width: 24mm/25mm/23mm/

Composition: HM6 Carbon/Aerogel/Graphite

Power Level: Medium

Stroke Style: Medium-Full

Swing Speed: Medium-Fast

Racquet Colors:

Chrome / Black / Yellow

Grip Type: Gecko Tac

String Pattern:

16 Mains / 18 Crosses

Mains skip: 7H 9H,7T,9T

One Piece

No Shared Holes

String Tension: 55-65 pounds

The Dunlop Biomimetic 500 is for more intermediate or even more advanced tennis players than anyone else, on account of its noticeable larger racket head and also its slightly longer length than most other rackets. It does, however, feature a very special construction of HM6 carbon, graphite and even aerogel; all of these materials enable the racket to cut through the air very quickly, keep its original shape even with highly extensive usage, and, finally, absorb a lot of shock with only slight vibrations that are felt by the tennis player holding it. Tennis pros, such as ATP touring professional Nicolas Almagro, appreciate this particular tennis racket due to its both heady-heavy and lightweight feel, which provides them with both power at the net and control at the baseline. Being very maneuverable as far as rackets go, the Dunlop Biomimetic 500 offers oodles of control and versatility, attributes that are not that common to very many rackets.

Volkl Power Bridge 10 Mid

Specifications:

Head Size: 93 sq. in. / 600 sq. cm.

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 12.1oz / 343.03g

Balance: 10 pts HL

Swingweight: 320

Stiffness: 59

Beam Width: 19mm / 19mm / 19mm /

Composition: DNX, Carbon, Fiberglass

Power Level: Low

Stroke Style: Long

Swing Speed: Fast

Racquet Colors:

Black/Yellow

Grip Type: DNX Grip with Sensor Tour Handle

String Pattern:

16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Mains skip: 8T,7H,9H

One Piece

No Shared Holes

String Tension: 50-60 pounds

The Volkl PB 10 is known for two things in particular, which is why the pros enjoy using it so much. Examples of former tennis pros who liked to use this Volkl model include Jiri Novak and also Felix Mantilla Botella. It is known for both its smooth response and also its great control. Together, these two qualities make the Volkl PB 10 a highly sought-after racket by the likes of tennis pros around the globe. This tennis racket strikes a neat balance between heaviness and maneuverability. To wit, while it is not that difficult to handle, it still provides the tennis player with more than enough heftiness in order to drive volleys over the net in an aggressive fashion. It is also built in a sturdy fashion: It features a composition made up of fiberglass, carbon and DNX, which allows it to offer consistent performance to the tennis player while still holding up quite well during the tennis season. It is not uncommon for tennis players who want to improve their skills to try using an advanced racket like this one, only to see their skills gradually improve with time.

Babolat AeroPro Drive

Midplus Specifications:

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 69 cm

Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320g

Balance: 4 pts HL

Swingweight: 331

Stiffness: 70

Beam Width: 23mm/26mm/24mm/

Composition: Graphite Tungsten

Power Level: Low-Medium

Swing Speed: Fast

Grip Type: Syntec Grip

String Pattern:

16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Mains skip: 8T, 8H

Two Pieces

No Shared Holes

String Tension: 55-65 pounds

What distinguishes the Babolat AeroPro Drive from other tennis rackets for the pros—in effect, what makes it stand out, if you will—is the fact that tennis start Rafael Nadal is still continuing to use it into 2012. Having used said racket all of last season, the Spaniard still, however, according to a blurb on the Tennis.com website, continues using the Babolat AeroPro Drive into this year, even though he has also switched to a heavier racket, at times. This particular tennis racket is Nadal’s one of choice because it features a hybrid composition that includes both tungsten as well as graphite construction. It is a tennis racket that comes with both a solid feel and also better control than other models of Babolat rackets, which is probably why Nadal is such a fan of it.

There you have it! These best tennis rackets are meant to offer advanced players some of the best power, response, feel, control and maneuverability in the whole tennis world. As a result, they are perfect for tennis players who think that they are ready to make the move to more high-quality tennis rackets in order to help bring up the quality of their tennis game. While the tennis racket is not the only thing you need for a great tennis game, it helps to have the very best ones at your disposal.

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