With its tight 18x20 string pattern, the Tour Pro 98 gives intermediate and advanced players exceptional control from all areas of the court. Lacking EXO3 Ports, this one's crisp feel has the kind of productive feedback that makes the player feel more connected to the ball. Even with its firm and controlled delivery, the Tour Pro 98 is built with just enough flexibility to soak up harsher impact vibrations. From the baseline the Tour Pro 98 not only offers a smooth ride and good stability, but at 11.4 ounces it also accelerates easily when power and spin are needed. For our TW playtesters this racquet's exceptional control translated into confidence on big swings, a fact that made it easier for us to attack the ball and take charge of the point. At net this one has the stability to block back heavy balls without ever feeling sluggish on fast exchanges. Servers will find enough control with the Tour Pro 98 to work all areas of the service box. There's also some blistering pace available to those who swing it fast. All in all, this a must demo for any player looking for the confidence that comes with exceptional control. The impressive comfort is a nice bonus.
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.4oz / 323.18g|
|Balance: 13.05in / 33.15cm / 4 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 21.5mm /|
|Power Level: Low|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
|Grip Type: Prince Resi Pro|
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 10T 8H 10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 50-60 pounds|
Babolat Pure Strike 18x20
This one offers a great combination of maneuverability and control. Quite stable for the manageable weight, with impressive spin potential for a dense string pattern. Strung Weight: 11.4oz. String Pattern: 18x20. Standard Length.
Dunlop Biomimetic F3.0 Tour
Great directional control with decent plow-through for a sub 12 ounce racquet. A solid choice for intermediate to advanced players looking for controllable power. Headsize: 98 in². Strung weight: 11.5 oz. Pattern: 18x20.
Dunlop iDapt Force 98
A speedy racquet with great control and a spin-friendly response. Aggressive baseliners will find enough power to make trouble for their opponents. Headsize: 98 in². String Pattern: 16x19. Length: Standard or 27.5"
Head Graphene Prestige S
Head serves up a very mobile Prestige for the player who wants exceptional control in a fast swinging package. No shortage of spin potential here. Headsize: 98 in². Strung Weight: 11.1 oz. Swingweight: 319 (RDC).
Head Graphene Radical Midplus
Head updates this one with a more forgiving stringbed. Offering easier access to power, this Radical is fast and spin friendly. String Pattern: 16x19. Headsize: 98 in². Strung Weight: 11.2 oz.
Head Graphene Radical Pro
Endorsed by Andy Murray! Precise, crisp and lively, this racquet packs impressive plow through and a rock solid feel. String Pattern:16x19. Strung Weight: 11.5 oz. Standard Length.
ProKennex Black Ace 98
This one is great for big swinging intermediates in search of exceptional precision. It's also not a bad option for the advanced player who wants a faster swinging stick. Very comfortable. Headsize: 98 in². Standard Length. Strung Weight: 10.7 oz.
Tecnifibre TFight 315 Ltd. TP ATP 18 Main
This maneuverable racquet offers an impressive combination of control, spin and feel. Great for the intermediate or advanced player looking for a lighter player's racquet. String Pattern: 18x20. Swingweight: 309 (RDC). Headsize: 98 in².
Volkl Super G 9
Volkl makes big changes to the Organix 9. Armed with a denser string pattern along with a more comfortable grommet & grip system, this one is ripe for 4.5+ players looking for a maneuverable player's racquet that offers plenty of feedback and amazing control. String Bed: 18x20. Strung Weight: 11.5oz. Swingweight: 317.
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
Offering excellent plow-through, this is a great choice for intermediate to advanced players looking for exceptional control from the baseline and net. Head Size: 98 in². Pattern: 18x20. Swingweight: 330.