Babolat PLAY Pure Drive

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Ordering racquets: Select from the options below to customize your racquet. We string according to your specifications. Follow the instructions below for selecting a string and be sure to enter tension.

Note about custom hybrid stringing

*If the string you want is not in the menu, select "String not in this menu" and on the next page type the name of the string into the stringing instructions. The price of the string will be added to your order once processed.

Stringing information for Babolat PLAY Pure Drive Racquets: Tension range 50 to 66 pounds, optimum 58 pounds.

One of the most exciting technological advances in the history of racquet technology, the Babolat PLAY Pure Drive comes with a sensor in the handle which tracks all aspects of your game. This data is easily uploaded to your smartphone, tablet or computer where a detailed snapshot of your game awaits. You can even compare the results with friends or the wider community of PLAY users. Please note: Babolat has designed this one with the same target specs and INCREDIBLE playability of the standard Pure Drive.

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A racquet that seemingly fits every playing style, the Pure Drive blends power and spin with a crisp, precise and lively response. Whether you are looking for massive spin and phenomenal precision or easy access to power, this immensely popular racquet has something for everyone. At net the Pure Drive feels extremely fast and mobile with a crisp and very precise response. Updated with Active Cortex Technology, this version of the Pure Drive delivers a clean feel, one that is perfectly firm and makes the player feel uniquely connected to the ball. From the recreational level all the way to the game's most advanced players, the Pure Drive has definitely earned its reputation as one of the most versatile and user- friendly racquets ever made. With the addition of PLAY Technology, this racquet will give you a whole new insight into your game!

Note: Due to racquet stiffness, when stringing with a polyester or a co-polyester we highly suggest 54lbs as a starting point for tension.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11.2oz / 317.51g
Balance: 13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL
Swingweight: 312
Stiffness: 73
Beam Width: 23.5mm / 26mm / 22.5mm /
Composition: Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black/ White/ Orange
Grip Type: : Babolat Syntec Pro
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-66 pounds

*Woofer Technology from Babolat


A tennis racket is a frame with strings. The frame is basically static and holds the driving force of the racquet - the strings - in place. The strings are attached to both sides of the frame. Only some strings are active when struck by the ball. This means that racquets do not deliver their full potential. Babolat set out to imagine a racquet optimizing the frame and the strings - to invent a frame which permits all the strings to work together to their full potential when striking the ball.


  • The WOOFER eliminates string lock-up: the strings are free to move.
  • The whole surface area reacts on impact: with the WOOFER, more strings work together when striking the ball. The strings are interactive. This increases sweetspot size, improving forgiveness during off-center shots and absorbing much of the shock produced during ball impact.


  • Increase in the Trampoline Effect: The piston function enables greater surface deformation on impact, delivering 10% extra power and ensuring that the strings retain their energy for a longer time.
  • Shock Absorption: The pistons act like a suspension system to dampen unwanted vibration.

The Active Cortex Technology reduces shock and vibration, leaving the player with a cleaner feel at impact.

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