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pdhsports Ultimate Top 5 Tennis Rackets

pdhsports.com's tennis expert Sophie Brealey picks her Ultimate Top 5 Tennis Rackets. Whether you're new to the game or you've been playing for years, we've narrowed down an Ultimate Top 5 of tennis rackets for all players to help make your decision a little bit easier.
Choose with confidence knowing that these rackets are loved by our customers and used by the team at pdhsports.com. My recommendations explain briefly what makes each racket suitable for different playing styles. 
You can always give us a call or drop us a line on email or via social media if you'd like more advice. At pdhsports.com we're all racket sports enthusiasts and players and we love to help everyone find the racket to suit their game.

1. Best-selling: Babolat Pure Aero
Rafa Nadal's iconic Pure Aero range, designed to put ultimate spin on the ball. Designed with Nadal in mind, the Aero was created in 2003 and since then been in the hands of many title winners. The aerodynamic frame design helps this racket cut through the air quicker, and the new Cortex Pure Feel technology dampens vibrations for a great playing experince.
Sounds like the racket for you? Buy it now or view the full Pure Aero range.


2. Best all-rounder: Head Graphene 360+ Speed MP
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed MP is ideal for all-round play. It has a thinner beam width and a large headsize to offer both control and power. Recommended by Novak Djokovic, this racket features a range of innovative technologies for an even more solid feel. 
Want to find out more? View it here or see the full Head Graphene 360+ Speed range

3. Best for control: Wilson Blade 98S V7.0
The most popular tennis range used by Pros: 12 of the top 100 men's singles players use the Wilson Blade 98 V7.0. The Blade range is known for its smaller head size (98in2) for increased control. It uses Parallel Drilling to provide a consistent and more forgiving string bed. The Blade 98S is the only model in the Blade range which uses Spin Effect technology (a 18x16 stringing pattern) to increase spin potential. The chosen racket of linked coach Oli Storr. 
Want to play like the pros? Buy it now or view the full range here

4.
Best for power: Babolat Pure Drive
The 10th edition of the iconic Babolat Pure Drive brings explosive power to every player. This is the racket Kim Clijsters used to win four Grand Slam titles. The new 2021 model has all the benefits of the 2018 model with improvements everyone can feel, including SMACWRAP which reduces vibrations without impairing the frame's mechanical properties. 
Want the explosive power? Buy it here or view the full range.

5. Best for spin: Head Graphene 360+ Extreme MP
The latest release from Head, this racket uses Graphene 360+ technology for better energy transfer from racket to ball. It's designed with spin players in mind, featuring an aerodynamic frame design and unique grommets which allow the string bed to move more and generate for spin on the ball. Paul Hargrave at pdhsports.com plays with this racket.  
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Sophie's choice: "It's a tough decision between these great rackets, but I choose to play with the Babolat Pure Drive because of the extra power it helps me produce. Coming from a badminton background I feel it helps me get the ball back to the baseline more easily whilst still being able to be quick with my volleys"

Want a more detailed guide to choosing the perfect tennis racket? Read our buying guide for more tips.  

Not seen what you want in this Ultimate Top 5? View our full range of tennis rackets - you'll be spoilt for choice!

View all of our Ultimate Top 5s for the latest recommendations from the enthusiasts and experts at pdhsports.com. You might also be interested in our Top 10 Tennis shoes.

1 October 2020

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