Although Wilson has made a few updates to the Pro Staff 97, the racquet’s specs compared to the previous generation remain unchanged.
Here’s a look at what to expect.
*I don’t have access to a racquet diagnostic machine to take these measurements, but expect they’ll be near if not identical to the prior model. I’ll update this article when I learn more.
Pro Staff Line
The Pro Staff line of tennis racquets includes the RF97, 97, 97L, and 97UL.
One of the significant distinguishing factors between each of these four racquets is their weight. Here’s a look at how they stack up.
- Pro Staff RF97 v13: 12 oz (340 g)
- Pro Staff 97 v13: 11.1 oz (315 g)
- Pro Staff 97L: 110.2 oz (290 g)
- Pro Staff 97UL: 9.5 oz (269 g)*
Many Pro Staff fans often gravitate toward the Pro Staff 97 as a more user-friendly option to the RF97, while the lighter 97L and 97UL are great options for players looking to drop the weight even further.
At the same time, all of these racquets feature the same core Pro Staff technologies, including braided graphite and perimeter weighting system.
*Note: The Pro Staff 97UL will only be available in the European tennis market.