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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 :

With a no-fuss black cosmetic, this new edition of the Black Ace will appeal to players looking for a serious midplus player's stick. The graphite frame offers excellent comfort with a flex rating of 58 (RA) and a healthy sweetspot in the 98 sq. in. head. Our TW playtesters enjoyed the comfortable feel from the stringbed, even when hitting outside the sweetspot. We found surprising pop from this control-oriented frame. Off full, fast swings we were able to tap into the Black Ace 98's power to generate good depth and penetrating shots. Slice came off the racquet with ease as well. Mobility was impressive, and our TW testers found good directional control and stick on volleys. Players with full, fast swings at the 4.5+ level looking for a classic feeling frame that offers excellent control and some power should spend some time on the court with this Black Ace 98.

Strung Specifications

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 332g
Balance: 4 pts Head Light
Swingweight: 331
Stiffness: 58
Beam Width: 19mm Straight Beam
Composition: 100% Ultra-High Modulus Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: ProKennex
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10T
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 55-68 pounds

Other Items to Consider

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