Wilson Tennis Racquets

 In-Depth Buyer’s Guide

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By Jon Crim
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Wilson is one of the most prominent companies in tennis, and its racquets are hands-down some of the best. One area where the brand excels is its extensive selection of racquets, which caters to players of all ages and levels.

However, if you’re exploring Wilson’s tennis racquets and trying to select one, it can quickly become overwhelming. To help simplify, I’ll explain each of Wilson’s racquet lines for easy comparison and provide tips on choosing the best frame for you.

I’ll also answer common questions about their racquets, so you have all the information necessary to purchase confidently.

Racquet LineLatest Release
Wilson Clash2022
Wilson Blade2021
Wilson Pro Staff2020
Wilson Ultra2020
Wilson Burn2020

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About Wilson

Founded in 1913, Wilson is a dominant sporting goods giant that sells tennis equipment and is one of the most popular brands among recreational and professional tennis players worldwide.

In 1989, Amer Sports acquired Wilson. However, in 2019, Chinese multinational corporation Anta Sports bought out Amer Sports, so Anta officially owns Wilson now.

Like many others, Wilson manufactures their tennis racquets in China, but it’s an American company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson is among the savviest racquet marketers whose emphasis on player endorsements, influencer marketing, trendy design, and racquet customization has helped them gain significant market share.

In recent years, Wilson has made strides in breaking into the shoe and apparel market for tennis, so expect their footprint in the tennis world to continue to grow in coming years.

Racquet Lines

Wilson offers several lines of performance tennis racquets, each with distinct overarching playing characteristics.

Within each family, you’ll find a variety of tennis racquets that use the same paint job but offer differing specifications, such as lower weight, to cater to a wide range of player needs and preferences.

Clash

Wilson Clash Tennis Racquet

Wilson’s latest edition to their family of tennis racquets is the Clash, which was first released in 2019 and aimed to provide players with a balance between power and control.

However, beyond providing well-balanced performance while hitting, the racquet also quickly gained a strong reputation as one of the most comfortable tennis racquets on the market due to its high flex.

Traditionally, players who wanted a more comfortable racquet had to opt for a heavier, more flexible frame, but the Wilson Clash fills a gap by supplying players with optimal comfort, mid-range power and control, and a moderate weight that’s easy enough to swing.

Pros

  • Balanced control and power
  • Excellent comfort
  • Stable for its weight

Cons

  • Lack of feel and response

Here’s a table that lists available racquets within the Clash line and their specs, so you can quickly and easily compare.

SpecWilson Clash 98 v2Wilson Clash 100 Pro v2Wilson Clash 100 v2Wilson Clash 100L v2*Wilson Clash 100UL v2*Wilson Clash 108 v2
Head Size98 in / 632.26 cm100 in / 645.16 cm100 in / 645.16 cm100 in / 645.16 cm100 in / 645.16 cm108 in / 696.77 cm
Length27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27.25in / 69.22cm
Strung Weight11.5oz / 326g11.5oz / 326g11oz / 312g10.4oz / 295g9.9oz / 281g10.4oz / 295g
Balance12.5in / 31.75cm / 8 pts HL12.4in / 31.5cm / 9 pts HL12.59in / 31.98cm / 7 pts HL12.79in / 32.49cm / 6 pts HL13.38in / 33.99cm / 1 pts HL13.6in / 34.54cm / 0 pts EB
Swingweight327325313303300325
Stiffness605957556363
Beam Width24mm / 24mm / 24mm24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm
CompositionGraphiteGraphiteGraphiteGraphiteGraphiteGraphite
Power LevelLowLow-MediumLow-MediumLow-MediumLow-MediumMedium
Stroke StyleFullMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium
Swing SpeedFastMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium
Racquet ColorsRedRedRedRedRedRed
Grip TypeWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro Performance
String Pattern16 Mains / 20 Crosses16 Mains / 20 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Tension50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds

*L = lightweight, UL = ultra-lightweight

All the racquets in the Clash line feature the same materials, construction, and technology. The only exception is the Wilson Clash 108, which features a slightly modified construction, which you’ll notice at the racquet’s throat.

Blade

Wilson Blade Tennis Racquet

The Blade is Wilson’s most popular and best-selling tennis racquet, which you’ll find in use by recreational players to the pros.

Like the Clash, the frame offers excellent comfort, but its power is lower, which results in more control and is ideal for big hitters who like to generate their own pace with plenty of topspin.

Pros

  • Control
  • Feel
  • Comfort

Cons

  • Power
  • Stability
SpecWilson Blade 98 16×19 v8Wilson Blade 98 18×20 v8Wilson Blade 100L v8*Wilson Blade 104 v8
Head Size98 in / 632.26 cm98 in / 632.26 cm100 in / 645.16 cm104 in / 670.97 cm
Length27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27.5in / 69.85cm
Strung Weight11.3oz / 320g11.4oz / 323g10.6oz / 301g10.8oz / 306g
Balance12.85in / 32.64cm / 5 pts HL13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL13.38in / 33.99cm / 1 pts HL12.99in / 32.99cm / 6 pts HL
Swingweight317327314317
Stiffness61606960
Beam Width21mm / 21mm / 21mm21mm / 21mm / 21mm22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22.5mm22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22.5mm
CompositionBraided GraphiteBraided GraphiteBraided GraphiteBraided Graphite
Power LevelLow-MediumLowLow-MediumLow-Medium
Stroke StyleMedium-FullFullMedium-FullMedium-Full
Swing SpeedMedium-FastFastMedium-FastMedium-Fast
Racquet ColorsGreenGreenGreenGreen
Grip TypeWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro Performance
String Pattern16 Mains / 19 Crosses18 Mains / 20 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Tension50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds

*L = lightweight

Players evaluating the Wilson Blade 98 often question the difference between the 16×19 and 18×20, which have different string patterns. The 16×19 is better suited for those looking for a bit more topspin and power, while the 18×20 enhances control and stability.

The 100L offers an excellent option for players looking to use the Blade line but aren’t ready for a heavier racquet, and the 104 is perfect for those who want a bit of extra power and spin and a larger head size for a bigger target when swinging to hit the ball.

Pro Staff

Wilson Pro Staff Tennis Racquet

Smaller head sizes are one of the key differentiators of the Pro Staff line compared to other Wilson racquets, which helps players to hit with maximum precision and accuracy.

The frame’s unique braided graphite and Kevlar construction also gives the racquet a distinct feel that’s less comfortable than the Blade but provides excellent feedback.

With his signature racquet, the RF97, Roger Federer is closely associated with this line of tennis racquets.

Pros

  • Precision
  • Feedback
  • Stability

Cons

  • Power
  • Topspin
  • Smaller sweetspot
SpecWilson Pro Staff RF97 v13Wilson Pro Staff 97 v13Wilson Pro Staff 97L v13*Wilson Pro Staff 97UL v13*Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100 v13
Head Size97 in² / 625.81 cm²97 in² / 625.81 cm²97 in² / 625.81 cm²97 in² / 625.81 cm²100 in / 645.16 cm
Length27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight12.6oz / 357g11.7oz / 332g10.8oz / 306g10oz / 283g11.4oz / 323g
Balance12.38in / 31.45cm / 9 pts HL12.6in / 32cm / 7 pts HL13.12in / 33.32cm / 3 pts HL13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL12.85in / 32.64cm / 5 pts HL
Swingweight333321311296323
Stiffness6866696664
Beam Width21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm23.5mm / 23.5mm / 23.5mm23.5mm / 23.5mm / 23.5mm22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22.5mm
CompositionGraphite braided with aramidGraphite braided with aramidGraphiteGraphiteBraided Graphite
Power LevelLowLowLow-MediumLow-MediumLow-Medium
Stroke StyleFullFullMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium-Full
Swing SpeedFastFastMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium-Fast
Racquet ColorsBlackBlackBlackBlackBlack
Grip TypeWilson LeatherWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro Performance
String Pattern16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Tension50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds

*L = lightweight, UL = ultra-lightweight

The RF97 is Roger Federer’s signature racquet with identical specs to what he plays with on the court. It’s one of the heavier frames on the market and is ideally suited for advanced players who can handle the added weight.

The Pro Staff 97 is the most popular option within this line, while the 97L and 97UL offer lower weighted alternatives providing a more accessible entry point into this line of racquets.

Ultra

Wilson Ultra Tennis Racquet

Players interested in Wilson racquets who desire maximum power and excellent spin will find what they’re looking for with the Ultra line.

These racquets are stiffer, have mid-range head sizes, lower weights, and thicker beams, which together deliver effortless power that’s easy to swing for generating plenty of topspin.

Pros

  • Power
  • Topspin
  • Larger sweetspot

Cons

  • Comfort
  • Stability
SpecWilson Ultra 100 v3Wilson Ultra 100L v3*Wilson Ultra 100UL v3*Wilson Ultra 108 v3
Head Size100 in² / 645.16 cm²100 in² / 645.16 cm²100 in² / 645.16 cm²108 in² / 696.77 cm²
Length27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27.25in / 69.22cm
Strung Weight11.2oz / 318g10.4oz / 295g9.6oz / 272g10oz / 283g
Balance13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL13.1in / 33.27cm / 3 pts HL13.5in / 34.29cm / 1 pts HL
Swingweight312296291306
Stiffness73686869
Beam Width24.5mm / 26mm / 23.5mm24.5mm / 26mm / 23.5mm24.5mm / 26mm / 23.5mm26mm / 27.5mm / 25.5mm
CompositionCarbon Fiber GraphiteCarbon Fiber GraphiteCarbon Fiber GraphiteCarbon Fiber Graphite
Power LevelLow-MediumLow-MediumLow-MediumMedium-High
Stroke StyleMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium-FullCompact-Medium
Swing SpeedMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium-FastSlow-Moderate
Racquet ColorsBlack/Blue/SilverBlack/Blue/SilverBlack/Blue/SilverBlack/Blue/Silver
Grip TypeWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro Performance
String Pattern16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 19 Crosses16 Mains / 18 Crosses
String Tension50-60 pounds50-60 pounds47-57 pounds53-63 pounds

*L = lightweight, UL = ultra-lightweight

The Wilson Ultra 100 is this line’s flagship model with lighter weight options available as the 100L and 100UL. For maximum power and spin and a larger head size that increases your margin for error when swinging, the 108 is available to consider.

Burn

Wilson Burn Tennis Racquet

The Burn line of tennis racquets offers many similarities to the Ultra but, in comparison, places a greater emphasis on spin with open string patterns that help to grip the ball for effortless topspin.

The frames still offer plenty of power through a combination of thicker frames, higher stiffness ratings, and mid-range head sizes, which is ideal for aggressive baseline play.

Pros

  • Topspin
  • Power
  • Larger sweetspot

Cons

  • Comfort
  • Stability
SpecWilson Burn 100 v4Wilson Burn 100S v4Wilson Burn 100LS v4*Wilson Burn 100ULS v4*
Head Size100 in² / 645.16 cm²100 in² / 645.16 cm²100 in² / 645.16 cm²100 in² / 645.16 cm²
Length27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight11.2oz / 318g11.2oz / 318g10.5oz / 298g9.7oz / 275g
Balance13.1in / 33.27cm / 3 pts HL13.1in / 33.27cm / 3 pts HL13.12in / 33.32cm / 3 pts HL13.37in / 33.96cm / 1 pts HL
Swingweight328326314304
Stiffness71727167
Beam Width23.5mm / 25mm / 23.5mm23.5mm / 25mm / 23.5mm23.5mm / 25mm / 23.5mm23.5mm / 25mm / 23.5mm
CompositionCarbon Fiber GraphiteGraphite/CountervailCarbon Fiber GraphiteCarbon Fiber Graphite
Power LevelLow-MediumLow-MediumLow-MediumLow-Medium
Stroke StyleMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium-FullMedium-Full
Swing SpeedMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium-FastMedium-Fast
Racquet ColorsBlack/ OrangeBlack/OrangeBlack/OrangeBlack/Orange
Grip TypeWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro PerformanceWilson Pro Performance
String Pattern16 Mains / 19 Crosses18 Mains / 16 Crosses18 Mains / 16 Crosses18 Mains / 16 Crosses
String Tension50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds50-60 pounds

*L = lightweight, UL = ultra-lightweight, S = spin

Like the Ultra, the Wilson Burn 100 is this line’s most popular racquet, but for added spin, you can opt for the 100S, 100LS, or 100ULS, which have fewer crosses to enhance grip on the ball.

Kids/Juniors

All the racquets we reviewed in the previous sections were full-sized frames that aren’t ideal for kids or juniors.

However, Wilson does offer a selection of tennis racquets that are shorter in length, making them ideal for younger players.

Although you’ll find different designs, the most important attribute when selecting a kids racquet from Wilson is its length. Here’s a table that outlines the ideal height and age for each.

AgeHeightRacquet
4 or younger40 in (102 cm) or less19 in (48.3 cm)
4-5 years40-44 in (102-113 cm)21 in (53.3 cm)
6-8 years45-49 in (114-126 cm)23 in (58.4 cm)
9-10 years50-55 in (127-140 cm)25 in (63.5 cm)
10 or older55+ in (140+ cm)26 in (66.0 cm)

Wilson’s 26-inch racquets use graphite for their construction, which is standard for adult tennis racquets and helps ease the transition for young players who will eventually move to full-size 27-inch racquets.

All other kids’ racquets from Wilson use aluminum, which is lightweight, inexpensive, and durable.

How to Choose a Racquet

One of the easiest ways to begin narrowing down a Wilson tennis racquet is by considering your skill level, which will help determine your racquet’s ideal head size and weight. Here’s a table outlining how to select each by skill level.

LevelWeightHead Size
Beginner8-9.5 ounces100-108+ in² (645 – 697 cm²)
Intermediate9.6-11.5 ounces98-100 in² (632 – 645 cm²)
Advanced11.6-12.6 ounces95-100 in² (613 – 645 cm²)

Early in a player’s development, a larger head size provides players with a bigger sweetspot and target when swinging to hit the ball while also improving power for depth of shot. Similarly, a lighter frame is easier to maneuver, which aids players in learning proper technique.

To help you pinpoint a Wilson racquet that’s right for you, I’ve organized all of Wilson’s frames by skill level so you can more easily discover one that will work well for you.

Keep in mind that these are generalizations based on each racquet’s attributes, so there is some crossover. For example, you may want to opt for a slightly heavier racquet, even as a beginner.

Beginner (or Rising Junior)

All three of these racquets have a mid-range head size and are ‘ultra-lightweight,’ hence the UL in their name.

Remember, the larger head size helps increase a player’s margin for error when swinging to hit the ball while enhancing power for depth of shot. Plus, the lighter frame makes it easy to maneuver.

  • Wilson Clash 100UL v2
  • Wilson Ultra 100UL v3
  • Wilson Burn 100ULS v4

If you’re bigger and stronger, you may opt for a heavier racquet, but you’ll still want to maintain at least a 100 in² (645 cm²) head size. However, if you opt for a heavier option, I wouldn’t surpass the racquets in the Intermediate bucket.

Rising Intermediate

If you’ve been playing for a while and are starting to become comfortable with the fundamentals of the sport, then a little extra weight can be helpful for added stability.

  • Wilson Clash 100L
  • Wilson Blade 100L
  • Wilson Ultra 100L
  • Wilson Burn 100LS

These are also good options for smaller players who require a bit less weight for added maneuverability.

Intermediate

As your confidence builds and you’re technique improves, added weight for handling more pace from your opponents or a smaller head size to enhance control and accuracy are worth considering.

  • Wilson Clash 100
  • Wilson Pro Staff 97L
  • Wilson Pro Staff 97UL
  • Wilson Ultra 100
  • Wilson Ultra 100L
  • Wilson Burn 100
  • Wilson Burn 100S

If you’re interested in the Pro Staff models above, it’s helpful to recognize that the 97 in² head sizes will likely require a transition period if you’re coming from a larger racquet. Smaller head sizes require more precise hitting and are less forgiving on off-center shots.

Strong Intermediate to Advanced

Experienced players often rely on heavier frames to maintain stability when fielding powerful shots from their opponents. However, added weight also helps enhance power for those with sound technique.

  • Wilson Clash 98
  • Wilson Clash Pro 100
  • Wilson Blade 98 16×19
  • Wilson Blade 98 18×20
  • Wilson Pro Staff 97
  • Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100

Finally, smaller head sizes improve a player’s control, so there are more options reflecting that need.

Advanced

Roger Federer’s racquet weighs in at a hefty 12.6 oz when strung and is one of the heaviest racquets available. Although it’s a fantastic racquet, it’s harder to swing and takes more stamina and strength to use throughout a match.

  • Wilson Pro Staff RF98

It’s worth noting that some strong intermediates may also find they can use this racquet effectively.

Oversized

Wilson’s oversized racquets are reasonably lightweight and provide ample surface area for hitting. As a result, these racquets are good choices for beginner through intermediate players who want to give themselves a more user-friendly option.

  • Wilson Clash 108
  • Wilson Blade 104
  • Wilson Ultra 108

I especially like these racquets as alternate options for beginners.

Best Wilson Racquet

It’s challenging to pin down the best Wilson tennis racquet because what works well for one player isn’t always ideal for the next. In other words, finding the best racquet requires thoughtful consideration of your skill level, style of play, and preferences.

However, with that said, I’m sharing my picks as I have experience playing with and reviewing Wilson’s entire line. At the very least, my selection can serve as a guide for your consideration.

Beginner

Wilson Clash 108 Tennis Racquet for Beginner Tennis Players

My pick for the best Wilson tennis racquet for beginners is the Wilson Clash 108. Its larger head size makes connecting with the ball significantly easier for new players while providing an approachable weight that’s reasonable to maneuver. Add a quarter inch extra in length at 27.25 in (69.22 cm), and the Clash 108 helps new players hit with added depth and plenty of topspin.

Intermediate

Wilson Clash 100 Tennis Racquet for Intermediate Tennis Players

Players who are beginning to develop a strong feel for the game will find it hard to go wrong with the Wilson Clash 100. It’s an excellent tennis racquet to continue building a solid foundation for the game, and its exceptional comfort will help reduce the likelihood of arm issues that plague many improving players.

Advanced

Wilson Blade 98 Tennis Racquet for Advanced Tennis Players

There’s a good reason the Wilson Blade 98 is one of the game’s most popular tennis racquets, and it’s my pick for Wilson’s best tennis racquet for advanced players. Everything from the racquet’s solid weight to its flex, thinner beam, and smaller head size is ideal for highly skilled players who demand control for aggressive play. Add to that a 16×19 and 18×20 string pattern to choose from, and it’s easily one of the best options on the market.

Pros Using Wilson

Wilson has one of the biggest rosters of professional tennis players using their tennis racquets, which isn’t surprising considering the popularity of their racquets for younger players who develop into professionals on the ATP and WTA tours.

Of course, when it comes to endorsements, Wilson is no slouch either. They identify players early and have secured some of the best players worldwide, including Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two of the best players that have ever played the game.

The following table lists the most prominent pros using Wilson racquets and the models they endorse.

Men (ATP)RacquetWomen (WTA)Racquet
Alex de MinaurBladeAlison RiskeBlade
Alexander PeyaBladeAryna SabalenkaBlade
Aljaz BedeneBladeAstra SharmaBlade
Andrey KuznetsovBladeBarbora StrycovaBlade
Blake MottBladeJelena OstapenkoBlade
David Ferrer (retired)BladeKateryna KozlovaBlade
David GoffinBladeKiki Bertens (retired)Blade
Dimitry TursunovBladeLaura RobsonBlade
Dudi SelaBladeLauren DavisBlade
Filip KrajinovicBladeMadison BrengleBlade
Guido PellaBladeMargarita GasparyanBlade
Jiri VeselyBladeNatalia VikhlyantsevaBlade
Juan Ignacio LonderoBladeNina StojanovicBlade
Karen KhachanovBladePaula BadosaBlade
Laslo DjereBladePetra MarticBlade
Lorenzo SonegoBladePolona HercogBlade
Lucas LackoBladeSara Sorribes TormoBlade
Michal PrzysieznyBladeSerena WilliamsBlade
Milos RaonicBladeSimona HalepBlade
Nicolas MahutBladeVenus WilliamsBlade
Norbert GombosBladeVeronika KudermetovaBlade
Pablo Carreno BustaBladeAndrea PetkovicPro Staff
Pedro MartinezBladePetra KvitovaPro Staff
Roberto Carballes BaenaBladeAjla TomljanoicUltra
Salvatore CarusoBladeKaia KanepiUltra
Sebastian KordaBladeKristina MladenovicUltra
Stefanos TsitsipasBladeMaria SakkariUltra
Tennys SandgrenBladeVictoria AzarenkaUltra
Ugo HumbertBlade
Vasek PospisilBlade
Andreas BeckPro Staff
Bruno SoaresPro Staff
Daniel EvansPro Staff
Dusan LajovicPro Staff
Grigor DimitrovPro Staff
Juan Martin del PotroPro Staff
Kyle EdmundPro Staff
Leonardo MayerPro Staff
Lukas RosolPro Staff
Philipp KohlschreiberPro Staff
Reilly OpelkaPro Staff
Roberto Bautista AgutPro Staff
Roger FedererPro Staff
Steve DarcisPro Staff
Thomaz BellucciPro Staff
Borna CoricUltra
Feliciano LopezUltra
Kei NishikoriUltra

Please keep in mind that most professional players play with customized or older versions of the racquets that Wilson paints to look like the model they endorse.

Also, this list isn’t exhaustive, and players change racquets periodically, so I’ll do my best to keep the list updated.

Men’s vs. Women’s

If you’re purchasing a new tennis racquet from Wilson, you may wonder if there’s a difference between men’s and women’s racquets. Thankfully, for simplicity, there’s not – all racquets are unisex.

Furthermore, no defining characteristics make one racquet better for men or women, so you can confidently choose a racquet that best fits your needs independent of this factor.

With that said, it’s common for women to opt for Wilson racquets that fall on the lighter end of the spectrum, which often aligns with their size and builds. However, many female tennis players use heavier weighted racquets, so it’s not cut and dry. Instead, focus on finding the best racquet that fits your needs and demo where possible.

Quality Control

If you do enough digging online about tennis racquets, you’ll likely come across the concept of quality control. Simply put, it refers to how closely the racquets match the specifications quoted by manufacturers. For example, if Wilson markets that a model tennis racquet weighs 11.3 oz (320.35 g), how close do they get to the mark.

No manufacturer is perfect, including Wilson, which fabricates its tennis racquets in China, and generally, players appreciate that perfection isn’t the goal. However, it can be frustrating when the specs differ dramatically from one racquet to the next, especially if you buy multiple racquets and expect them to be equally weighted, balanced, etc.

Luckily, Wilson does a solid job with its quality control. Again, they’re not perfect, but they’re consistent, and minor variations in weight are easy enough to adjust with a balance board and scale if you care enough to make sure your racquets are nearly identical.

If you’re not up for customizing your racquets, you can look up ‘racquet matching retailers’ online to find one. They’ll charge a small fee but will ensure you’re racquets are a close match.

Demos

If you’re buying a new tennis racquet from Wilson, one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to demo two to three racquets before you dive in and make a purchase.

There’s no substitute for testing a racquet yourself, comparing it against others, and deciding what feels best in your hand. If you’re a beginner, I’d heartily recommend this to find a racquet with the right weight that you feel comfortable swinging for an extended period.

Wilson used to offer a demo program in the US, but I’m no longer seeing it on their website. Luckily, some prominent online tennis retailers offer demo programs, so you can still test a few racquets that you’re interested in from Wilson.

Best of all, in some cases, they’ll apply the amount you spent on the demo toward your racquet purchase if you buy one from them, making the demo process a complete no-brainer.

Warranties

Wilson offers a one-year limited warranty on their tennis racquets, but there are a handful of caveats to keep in mind. For example, you must be the original purchaser of the racquet with valid proof of purchase.

Furthermore, there’s plenty the warranty doesn’t cover, such as normal wear and tear, misuse, etc. Ultimately, there needs to be a reasonably substantial defect you experience for a claim to go through, but I’d encourage you to check out their full warranty details. Here’s a link to the claim form if you need to submit one.

I’ve owned many Wilson racquets for extended periods, take good care of my racquets, and I’ve never experienced any significant issues. With that said, the silky matte pain jobs many of their racquets have these days aren’t as durable as the old-school gloss, so you’ll want to keep that in mind and take good care of yours.

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