The Rafa Origin Tennis Racquet, used by Rafael Nadal, is a 11.9 ounce strung racquet with a high swingweight of 371. It offers unparalleled stability and plow-through, but may not be suitable for many club level players. The racquet performs well from the ground, but struggles with heavy spin and control. It is also great at the net, but its swingweight makes hitting overheads difficult. High-level players with strong physical abilities may find the Rafa Origin useful.
The Head Extreme MP pairs well with a variety of baseline-first styles. It’s a touch head-light, with nimble-off-the-backfoot swings that won’t hamper defense. For players who already have ample topspin it’s a cherry on top, though it has enough plow-through that flatter hitters can still appreciate its comfort and versatility. Powerful, attack-minded players looking to get to net and stay a while may find it’s not enough racquet for their needs.
The Head Prestige MPL is an ideal entryway for experienced players who know their game and aspire to, but haven’t quite reached, the level of technique a consummate player’s frame demands. It has the rock-sloid stability, hefty plow-through, and nimble net play of a Prestige racquet in the shape of a modern midplus frame. Old school players looking to transition to a modern frame but reluctant to downgrade their feel should also give it a look.
Choosing a tennis racquet can be overwhelming, but many adjustments can be made to fine-tune it to your needs. The frame and strings significantly impact a racquet's feel and performance.
Wilson is a leader in racquet innovation and quality, and the Shift 99 Tennis Racquet upholds this standard. Its flexible frame offers great comfort, power, and control, with exceptional spin potential.
There may be a chill in the air, but the call of the tennis and pickleball courts doesn’t wait for clear skies. Luckily, you can stay courtside year-round with cold weather tennis outfits. Here are a few tennis clothing essentials you’ll need to stay warm while you play without overheating.
Searching for a Christmas present for the tennis or pickleball player in your life? Picking out gifts is already a challenge, but it can feel even more so if you’re not too familiar with the sport your friend or family member loves. No worries – we’ve got you covered. While you can’t give them the gift of the perfect, match-winning serve, you can give them the tennis gear that will get them there.
CRBN’s latest and greatest pickleball paddles have been flying off the shelves since their debut in 2022.
The Engage Pursuit MX might be the perfect blend of power and control to give you an edge next time you take the court.