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Tennis Racquet Technology

Tennis racquets have evolved over the generations, from using only bare hands in the 11th or 12th century to today`s racquets full of technology like Graphite Tungsten. The evolution from flesh racquets to the technology-packed racquets of today, was not quick. Tennis racquets have been changed and updated over hundreds of years. From cumbersome wooden tennis racquets with tear-drop shaped heads to the extremely oversized head racquets to the widebody design, tennis racquets are constantly changing to enhance the game of tennis even more.

By the 14th century, tennis racquets started evolving, the Italians began using a wooden frame and strings composed of gut. These racquets had long handles and small, oval shaped heads. Metal tennis racquets entered the tennis world as early as 1889 but it never gained much popularity among players until 1967 when Wilson produced the T2000 which was stronger and more light-weight than metal racquets. By 1980, tennis players basically had two choices of tennis racquets; cheap aluminum racquets or the more expensive ones composed of graphite or composite. Wood tennis racquets became obsolete. They no longer offered anything to the game but have become collectibles.

Tennis racquet manufacturers didn’t stop with the discovery of a more durable frame. They have evaluated and advanced every part of the racquet, from the frame composition to the string grommets, creating lighter, faster and more powerful sticks that have revolutionized the game.

Babolat Racquets

Each Babolat tennis racket is packed with technological innovations, not just one, but several. This year’s new line of rackets has technologies that other manufacturers have yet to replicate.

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Head Racquets

Head tennis racquets have been seen in the hands of the world’s top players, from Andre Agassi and Andy Murray, to the current No.1 ranked Novak Djokovic. The technological innovations implemented in Head tennis racquets have given these players the advantage they need to dominate all other players.

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Prince Racquets

Prince tennis racquets are top-of-the-line, providing ultimate comfort and advantage for all players. Prince has earned its mark with tennis racquet innovation as the first company to produce an oversized and an extended length racquet.

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Völkl Racquets

Völkl tennis racquets didn’t hit the courts until 1972, although the name has been around since the late 1800s. Tennis great John McEnroe signed with Völkl in 1998 and a year later, Boris Becker joined the Völkl team as company co-owner. He has continued to work with the Fraunhofer German science institute and together they develop new innovative technologies at the cellular level.

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Wilson Racquets

Wilson Tennis Racquets are a long trusted name in the sport with models for every type of player and swing type. Whether the player is a young child learning the game for the first time, or an advanced adult tournament player, there are models to accommodate anyone. The use of Wilson tennis racquets by some of the leading world-ranked players reinforces the company’s image as a leading provider of tennis equipment.

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If you have questions regarding any of the tennis racquet technologies listed above, have questions about what racquet is right for you, or any other tennis racquet related questions, please don’t hesitate to call our tennis racquet specialist, toll free at (866) 900-3648 or return to our Buyer’s Guide page for more information.