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Wilson Racket Reviews

About Wilson

US racket manufacturer, Wilson is a powerhouse of the tennis industry, and has equipped some of the greatest tennis players of all time, including Pete Sampras, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer.

Away from tennis, Wilson is a huge brand in the sporting world, and a Wilson volleyball also plays a great cameo role in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. Back to tennis though and Wilson, like its competitors offers a wide range of tennis rackets to suit all levels and styles of player.

These rackets are prevalent on the pro tour and among many others, you will find these players using Wilson rackets.

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Whereas Babolat tends to lean the modern toward style of rackets, Wilson offers more of a blend of classic and modern rackets, so you’re sure to find something you like in one of their ranges. Wilson offers five main racket ranges, Pro Staff, Ultra, Blade, Clash, and Burn, and like Babolat each racket family has a number of subcategories.

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The Wilson Range

Wilson Subcategories

L, UL

The L (light) and UL (ultra light) categories can be found across the different racket ranges and offer lighter options for beginner and junior players. The lighter weights make it easier to swing the racket and help simplify the process of developing strokes.

Players who are still developing their strokes will find it easier to produce racket head speed and develop their technique with these rackets.

Team

The team rackets are designed to bridge the gap between the L rackets and the regular versions. They have very manageable weights, and they are set up to give players a reasonable level of performance whilst still making it easy for them to improve their game.

Tour

The Wilson Tour rackets are aimed at more advanced players who are looking for extra performance. These rackets will be heavier, and often have more dense string patterns, allowing for more control.

Advanced players with a lot of experience and well-developed strokes should look to these rackets to try and get the most out of their swings.

S

The S rackets are Wilson’s Spin Effect rackets. These sticks have a unique string pattern that helps players generate extra spin. If you really struggle for topspin then these rackets can be a real help.

 

 

Other Considerations

Head size

This number will normally be included at the end of the racket name, common examples are 97 and 100. Smaller heads tend to lean towards precision.

String Pattern

You will see lots of rackets listed as 16 x 19 or 18 x 20. This refers to the number of strings in the racket. 18 x 20 rackets will be more control-oriented vs easier spin and power from 16 x 19 rackets.

Countervail

Countervail is Wilson’s dampening technology.