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Tennis Racquet Review: Wilson Juice 100L

September 2nd, 2013

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

Tennis Racquet Review: Wilson Juice 100L

A while back I hit with the first Wilson Juice model and was a fairly big fan for awhile. This tennis racquet reminded me a little bit of my first experience with that really fine frame. First of all the Wilson Juice 100L tennis racquet has really cool cosmetics. I don’t know how to exactly describe the dark blue, light blue, white and yellow scheme, but it is for sure eye catching.

This frame does a lot more than just look good in your hand however. The frame is the standard 27 inches long and weighs 10.4 ounces strung. It has a 16 (mains) X 18 (crosses) string bed and the ball feels firm on contact and coming off the strings. Although Wilson markets this as a light tennis racquet, this is not one of those 9.5 ounce snowshoes that the racquet companies make and try to market to the senior market, or to the adult player crew looking for the best beginner tennis racquet.

The tennis racquet is a little head heavy and with the typical solid Wilson handle, it feels and looks like and plays like a player friendly performance racquet. I had to be a little careful with my racquet face alignment on groundstrokes, the face tended to close a little bit more quickly than I am used to, with the almost 12 ounce racquet that I usually play with. But I could hit all the shots with this frame, and it was a very comfortable tennis racquet to defend with.

Attacking was a little more problematic. Some of my serves and volleys felt a little mushy with this racquet. I wasn’t that crazy about the way it played with an over grip. But when I removed the over grip the racquet had much more control and feel.

I think that this tennis racquet is an interesting look for player with tennis skill levels between 3.5-4.0 who are looking for more control and access to spin. The frame feels more like it was low power than medium power (as detailed by Wilson), but I think that it is a very useful and workable option for players who swing through the ball and provide some power with good technique.

Marc Pinckney