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Top 10 Tennis Rackets for 2022

Check out our expert selections for the best value and performance rackets for the coming year.

Yonex Ezone 98

Babolat Boost Drive

Head Speed Team

Babolat Pure Aero Rafa

Are you struggling to choose the best tennis racket? Our team of tennis experts have picked our Top 10 tennis rackets of 2022 to help you to find the most suitable tennis racket for your level and style of play.

Whether you're new to tennis or an experienced player, we can make it easy for you to find the perfect racket for your game!

1. Babolat Pure Aero Rafa

For ultimate spin, the chosen range of Rafael Nadal!

  • Weight: 300g
  • Head Size: 100 sq. in
  • Balance: Head Light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

If you're looking to hit with all out spin, the Babolat Pure Aero range is the one for you! With an aerodynamic frame design this racket helps you cut through the air quicker and an open stringing pattern increases string movement for ultimate spin potential. With the latest technology, this racket offers great vibration dampening and ball impact sound, as well as an updated cosmetic designed with Rafa Nadal. Within the Pure Aero Range there are models to suit all types of player. The Pure Aero Team Rafa (285 grams) is a great option for the improving player looking for an easy to manoeuvre racket whilst still being able to hit with power and the Pure Aero Lite Rafa (270 grams) is ideal for advancing juniors moving up to their first full size racket. To complete the look we also stock the topselling Babolat Pure Aero Rafa Luggage and Accessories range. 

“The Pure Aero range has always been one of our bestsellers and this latest colourway looks aas good as it plays”

Reasons to buy: You're looking to improve your confidence and performance on court with one of the best tennis rackets on the market.
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner or more budget-conscious.

PDH Offer
£207.99 £245.00

2. Head Ti S6

HEAD's best selling racket!

  • Weight: 225g
  • Head Size: 115 sq. in
  • Balance: Head heavy
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

The Head Ti S6 is a super popular choice for both our online and showroom customers. The oversized head and ultra lightweight frame make it the perfect choice for the players with a short swing looking to generate extra power. The Ti technology helps create a stiffer frame without increasing the weight to make it super easy to use. 

“The oversized head on this racket makes it really easy to get to every shot and generate power which is why it is a customer favourite year after year”

Reasons to buy: You want an easy to use racket with great power and manoeuvrability!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for more control based racket. Check out the Head Prestige range

PDH Offer
£79.99 £140.00

3. Head Speed Team 2022

The newest technology from the latest launch!

  • Weight: 285g
  • Head Size: 100 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

With the latest Auxetic technology, the new Head Speed range offers sensational feel whilst still being enabling you to play a fast game. The Speed Team model (previously known as the S) allows you to manoeuvre the racket around the court quickly whilst still hitting that powerful winning shot when needed. Also available in the range: Pro (310g), MP (300g), MP L (275g), Team L (265g), PWR(255g) and Juniors. And for Djokovic fans check out our range of luggage to match!

“This racket looks great in the matt black and white and performs incredibly!”

Reasons to buy: You're happy to pay for the most advanced technologies and want a racket suited to a fast game.
Reasons not to buy: There are other powerful rackets on the market which match your budget better.

PDH Offer
£169.99 £200.00

4. Tecnifibre T-Fight 305 RS

Endorsed by World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev!

  • Weight: 305g
  • Head Size: 98 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 18x19

Tecnifibre's T-Fight range is a great choice for all-round players, as endorsed by World Number 2 (March 2022) Daniil Medevedev. With an 18x19 stringing pattern, the 305 RS model offers a high level of precision whilst still having a comfortable hitting feel. With a large range of weights available within the Tecnifibre T-Fight range there's a racket to suit every ability and an accompanying luggage range

“This is a brilliant option for intermediate to advanced players looking for a racket which performs well in all areas!”

Reasons to buy: You're an all-round player wanting a racket that can suit all aspects of the game!
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner looking for your first racket.

PDH Offer
£167.99 £210.00

5. Babolat Boost Drive

The perfect choice for intermediate players!

  • Weight: 260g
  • Head Size: 105 sq. in
  • Balance: Head heavy
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

With a 100% Graphite construction Babolat's Boost series rackets are a great and affordable choice for beginner to intermediate players. These rackets have a light weight frame design for easy manoeuvrability and a larger head size to help you hit with increased power. Based on the design of the Pure Drive range these rackets represent great value for money. Also available in other models to match Babolat's other silos so you can pick the one you like best! Check out the Boost Strike , Boost Aero and Boost Aero Rafa

“For me this is the best value tennis racket you can buy for under £80!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a great deal on a light racket for attacking play. 
Reasons not to buy: You're happy to spend more on the top of the range model! Take a look at the latest Babolat Pure Drive range

PDH Offer
£69.99 £90.00

6. Dunlop SX 300
Great for spin and control!

  • Weight: 300g
  • Head Size: 100 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

The Dunlop SX range uses the Sonic Core technology to reduce vibrations by up to 37% which offers a more comfortable hitting experience. This racket allows you to hit with incredible spin potential due to the SpinBoost StringTech design (more space between strings allows more movement) and SpinBoost+ Grommets (12 shaped main grommets for increased movement at the string bed). Within this range there is a heaver SX 300 Tour (305g) for advanced players, the SX 300 LS (285g) for intermediate players looking for more manoeuvrability, the SX 300 Lite (270g) for an easy to use racket for women or advanced juniors and the SX 600 (270g) with a larger head size to generate power and forgiveness on off-centre shots.

“Dunlop's SX range is a genuine rival to the Babolat Pure Aero range”

Reasons to buy: You're a strong, confident player seeking a top level racket to match!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a racket which offers more control. Check out the Dunlop CX Tennis range instead.

PDH Offer
£157.24 £185.00

7. Head Babolat Evo Drive Lite

Clear favourite with intermediate players!

  • Weight: 255g
  • Head Size: 104 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x17

The Babolat Evo Drive range is a popular choice for the club player looking for a lightweight, mid-priced racket. Based on the design of the Pure Drives, these rackets allow you to hit high power shots from a lightweight racket. They also use SWX Evo Feel technology to reduce vibrations and a larger head size for a bigger sweet spot. This racket is available in an alternative colourway too (Babolat Evo Drive Lite Blue) and two heavier framer weights; Evo Drive Blue at 270grams (also available in White) and the Evo Drive Tour at 280 grams.

“A tried and tested customer favourite which suits players of all levels.

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a lightweight and easy to use racket.
Reasons not to buy: You're more of a control player wanting a smaller head size. Check out the Babolat Pure Strike range. 

PDH Offer
£104.94 £140.00

8. Head MX Spark Elite

Perfect choice for beginners!

  • Weight: 265g
  • Head Size: 102 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

If you're just starting out in tennis, then the Head MX Spark Elite is a great racket to choose. It is made with a Crystalline Metal Alloy which is a high durability material without adding extra weight to the racket. The large head size and open stringing pattern allow you to hit with high levels of power whilst still being quick when playing volleys at the net. 

“For anyone starting to play or looking to enjoy the occasional game of tennis with an easy to use racket this would be my goto option!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a racket to get into tennis or for occasional matches with friends and family and don't want to spend a fortune.
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a Tour level racket with the latest technology and are happy to pay a little more to get this.

PDH Offer
£42.49 £50.00

9. Karakal Graphite Pro 280

Great value and performance!

  • Weight: 280g
  • Head Size: 100 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

If you're looking for a great value tennis racket, then look no further. The Karakal Graphite Pro 280 is made with Fast Fibre Nano Gel technology which provides a stable yet soft hitting feel, whilst the 280 gram frame weight offers a combination of power and manoeuvrability. 

“This is a great mid weight racket at an even better price!"

Reasons to buy:  You're looking for a racket that is easy to manoeuvre round court but you still want to generate power. 
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a lighter weight racket. Check out the Karakal Graphite Lite 260

PDH Offer
£44.99 £61.00

10. Yonex Ezone 98

For easy power!

  • Weight: 305g
  • Head Size: 98 sq. in
  • Balance: Head Light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

Yonex's latest Ezone range brings power to every player. With an Aero Shape Frame Design this racket definitely offers improved feel over previous versions but still allows you to hit with explosive power from a thicker beam width. With Yonex's latest technolgoies this racket reduces vibrations by up to 5.9% for a softer hitting feel. This racket is also available in a larger head size (Yonex Ezone 100) designed for intermediate players. 

“The Isometric head shape makes the sweet spot of this racket feel like that of a 100sq in frame!"

Reasons to buy: You're a power player looking for a top performance racket!
Reasons not to buy: You prefer the feel of a stiffer racket to help play with great precision. Check out the Yonex VCore Pro range. 

PDH Offer
£188.99 £210.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

24 March 2022

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