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Selecting the right racquet and string for your game can be a difficult task. When you consider the tremendous amount of racquets available, and pair them with the even larger selection of strings on the market, you are looking at a mountain of combinations! Here at Tennis Warehouse, we want to make the selection process a bit easier for you. That's why we have a talented group of Racquet Experts on staff to help each player find the right racquet and string combination for their play style. Call or email us with your questions, and a Racquet Expert will be happy to point you in the right direction!

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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

The racquet that revolutionized player's racquets is now updated with Babolat's Cortex technology. Located just above the handle, Cortex is designed to reduce harmful racquet vibrations without filtering out the feedback required for feel. The result of filtering unnecessary vibrations is what Babolat calls a "pure feel." On court the racquet plays just like its predecessor, the Pure Drive Team Standard, yet offers a more solid and comfortable feel at impact. The racquet is light enough to generate good racquet head speed, yet still offers above average stability and excellent comfort from the baseline. Just like the Pure Drive Team Standard, this one is an excellent match for aggressive players who like to hit with lots of spin and pace. Included is a Babolat grommet technology called the Woofer System - designed to cushion the impact of the ball on the strings, making for a comfortable feel over a wider impact area. Offering excellent performance from all areas of the court, there's no wonder why the Pure Drive racquets have gained a huge following. This one is a solid choice for 4.0 players all the way up to the pro tour ranks.

Strung Specifications

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 11.2oz / 318g
Balance: 5pts Head Light
Swingweight: 325
Stiffness: 70
Beam Width: 22-25 mm
Composition: Graphite / Kevlar
Power Level: Low-Medium
Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
Grip Type: Syntec Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
Two Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 50-66 pounds

Other Items to Consider

  • Babolat Pro Tour Overgrips 30-pack White

    Add a 30 pack of Babolat Pro Tour Overgrips to your Racquet purchase for just $24.95. You Save $11.

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