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Top 10 Tennis Rackets for 2023

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

Tecnifibre T-Fight 305 Isoflex

Volkl Team Speed

Head Gravity Team

Babolat Pure Aero

Are you struggling to choose the best tennis racket? Our team of tennis experts have picked our Top 10 tennis rackets of 2023 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 2023

For ultimate spin!

  • 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 a tighter 16 x 19 stringing pattern to improve control compared with previous models. Within the Pure Aero Range there are models to suit all types of player; the Pure Aero Team 2023 (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 2023 (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 Luggage and Accessories range. If you want to stand out from the crowd, check out the amazing Pure Aero Rafa 2023 collection. These rackets have the same features but it Rafa's latest signature colourway!

“The Pure Aero range has always been one of our bestsellers and this latest colourway looks as 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
£224.99 £250.00

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
£79.95 £140.00

3. Head Gravity Team 2023

The newest technology from the latest launch!

  • Weight: 285g
  • Head Size: 104 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x20

With the latest Auxetic technology, the new Head Gravity range offers sensational feel whilst still being enabling you to play a fast game. The Gravity 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), Tour (305g), MP (295g), MP L (280g), Team (285g) and Team L (270g).

“This racket looks great in the matt black 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
£179.99 £200.00

4. Tecnifibre T-Fight 305 Isoflex

Endorsed by World No.3 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 3 (April 2023) Daniil Medevedev. With an 18x19 stringing pattern, the 305 Isoflex 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.

“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
£194.95 £230.00

5. Volkl Team Speed

The perfect choice for intermediate players!

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

With a 100% Graphite construction, this racket has a light weight frame design for easy manoeuvrability and a larger head size to help you hit with increased power. The open 16 x 19 stringing patterns helps to increase spin potential. 

“For me this is the best racket for player looking to improve their game without spending a fortune!”

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 Volkl V-Cell range.  

PDH Offer
£104.99 £140.00

6. Dunlop CX 200 Tour 18x20
Great control for the advanced player

  • Weight: 315g
  • Head Size: 95 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 18x20

The Dunlop CX range uses the Sonic Core technology to reduce vibrations by up to 37% which offers a more comfortable hitting experience. The FLEX BOOSTER technology provides a softer and more flexible feel, which also dampens vibrations so you can play for longer without feeling the strain on your arm. Within this range there is the CX 200 Tour 16x19 (310g), CX 200 (305g), CX 200 LS (290g) and the CX 400 Tour (300g) with a larger head size for greater forgiveness. 

“Dunlop's CX range is a genuine rival to the Babolat Pure Strike 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 spin. Check out the Dunlop SX Tennis range instead.

PDH Offer
£150.49 £215.00

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
£38.27 £60.00

9. Head Radical MP 2023

Great for all types of playing styles!

  • Weight: 300g
  • Head Size: 98 sq. in
  • Balance: Head light
  • Stringing Pattern: 16x19

The Head Radical range is designed to combine power, control and spin making it the perfect performance racket for all-round players. The latest Auxetic technology reduces hitting vibrations for a sensational feel and improved playability. Make sure to check out the other models in the Radical range to find the perfect weight for you; Pro (315g), Team (280g) and Team L (260g). 

“Head's best selling range continues to perform incredibly as the top level!"

Reasons to buy:  You're looking for a racket that will perform well all over the court. 
Reasons not to buy: You're looking to add more spin to your game. Check out the Head Extreme range.  

PDH Offer
£206.99 £230.00

10. Yonex VCore 100

Bigger sweet spot than ever before!

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

Yonex's latest VCore range is a great choice for the players looking to improve your spin potential. This 7th generation version is wider at 2 and 10 o'clock position to increase ball contact area and helps you get move spin on the ball. If you're a more advanced player you may want to try the VCore 98 which has a smaller head size, or if you're after a more manoeuvrable racket, see the VCore 98L or 100L

“The Isometric head shape makes the sweet spot of this racket feel a lot bigger than it is!"

Reasons to buy: You're a control 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
£216.75 £255.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

24 April 2023

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