Wilson Pro Staff RF97

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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

*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 Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Racquet 2015: Tension range 50 to 60 pounds, optimum 55 pounds.

Buy 2 or more for $169.00 per racquet.

The Pro Staff RF97 is no ordinary racquet. For starters it deploys crucial elements of Wilson's timeless Pro Staff formula, including a graphite/Kevlar layup, headlight balance and Perimeter Weight System. Taken together these features add up to a truly classic feel with world class precision. Even more impressive, however, is the man who helped design it. His name is Roger Federer and the RF97 was specially engineered for him. You will even find Roger's "go to" hybrid string setup along with his preferred tension and favored overgrip listed on the inside of the shaft. Unlike the Original 6.0 used by the young Fed, this re-invented Pro Staff has a wider, more rounded beam to better suit the power of the modern game. At 12.6 ounces strung, it should come as no surprise that this stick does not get pushed around. With its tour level stability and huge plow-through, the RF97 is the perfect weapon for trading heavy balls. Our playtesters were not only impressed by the phenomenal control, they also found plenty of power when they were able to deploy the mass. Thanks to the headlight balance, this racquet whips nicely through contact on full swings, a fact that should allow strong players to crank up the head speed when driving the ball through the court. At net the RF97 feels as solid as a rock. Even when the player is stretched out, this stick redirects pace with surprising ease. On serves, Federer's Pro Staff delivers all the control needed to tease the lines. Those who can swing it fast will be rewarded with some very weak replies. Ultimately, as the most modern and evolved version of Wilson's iconic Pro Staff line, this is a must hit for serious players. The fact that it was designed with the help of a true legend makes it a genuine collectible.

This model is now shipping with a Sony Sensor compatible butt cap. For current owners of this model who would like to attach a Sony Sensor, please verify that your butt cap has the red background surrounding the W logo. If your butt cap has the black background surrounding the W logo (pictured above), you can purchase a sensor compatible butt cap from Tennis Warehouse.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
97 sq. in. / 625.81 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357.2g
Balance: 12.38in / 31.45cm / 9 pts HL
Swingweight: 335
Stiffness: 68
Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /
Composition: Braided Kevlar & Graphite / Basalt Fibers
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Red/ Black
Grip Type: Wilson Premium Leather
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-60 pounds

Sony Sensor Technology
Analyze your game like never before! The Sony Smart Sensor attaches to compatible butt caps and sends a detailed snapshot of your game to your smartphone or tablet. Includes a video option!!!! (Sorted alphabetically)

ProStaff
A timeless racquet style developed over 30 years ago. Features a head light balance, thin beam, braided graphite construction and perimeter weight system at 3 and 9 o'clock for torsional stability. Known for providing amazing control and feel.

BLX
BL=Basalt. Basalt is a natural volcanic rock. It can be used in manufacturing where it is made into fine gold fibers with incredible vibration resistance. These new fibers are woven longitudinally with [K}arophite Black to create one of the most advanced composites in the industry.

Other Items to Consider

  • Wilson Pro Overgrip 12-pack $12.95

    Add a 12 pack of Wilson Pro Overgrips to your Racquet purchase for just $12.95. You Save $3.

  • Add a Zepp Tennis Sensor & Racquet Mount to your order for $99.00.

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