Breakdown of Prices by Brand
As with all things, the brand of tennis racquet plays a factor in the price. Some brands are more prominent than others, which reflects how much you’ll pay.
As discussed earlier, Babolat is Rafael Nadal’s racquet of choice among many other top players, including Dominic Thiem and Fabio Fognini, to name a few.
Babolat offers a wide range of tennis racquets with capabilities that attract all players from beginner to advanced.
Their Pure Strike 16×19 sits at the top of our list of the best tennis racquets, while the Pure Aero has enjoyed incredible popularity backed by the endorsement of Nadal. All in all, Babolat has managed to provide racquets that cater to a broad spectrum of players.
In general, their racquets are lightweight and packed with power and can expect to spend between $30 and $230 to take one of these racquets home.
Wilson is one of the best-known brands on the market. Notable players such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams use Wilson racquets, which has driven their popularity to soar.
Federer’s endorsed racquet, the Wilson Pro Staff RF 97, is one of the priciest racquets on the market. With a custom paint job, the price can push $300. However, you can buy a lower end Wilson racquet for around $30.
The Wilson Blade series used by Serena offers spin-friendly racquets that emphasize maximum control and feel. Plus, different options such as larger head sizes and extended lengths provide players with more power on the court.
Overall, Wilson is a popular option with a variety of price points.
If you plan to buy a Yonex racquet, then expect to spend between $80 and $240. The company has become increasingly popular in recent years with a strong lineup of endorsements and prides itself on staying up to date with technological advances.
At $80 Yonex Ezone Rally is one of their low-end tennis racquets geared toward beginners. It’s lightweight and features a 107 square inch oversized head.
On the other end of the spectrum, their popular VCORE Pro series focuses on advanced players that desire greater control and peak at around $240 in price.
Head is a popular brand favored by some of the world’s top players, including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Ashleigh Barty. Their Speed series of racquets is easily their most popular line and offers a well-rounded feature set that blends control and power.
If you are an all-court player that is just as comfortable on the baseline as you are at the net, then these racquets are a great option to consider. You’ll feel a balance between power and control with plenty of spin potential.
You can expect to pay between $80 and $230 for a Head racquet.
Tecnifibre has been a bit of a sleeper in the racquet market compared to some of the more established brands. However, the recent successes of players like Daniil Medvedev will likely help push the popularity and adoption of their racquets.
They’ve also launched a unique series of stylish racquets that were designed specifically for women. Instead of the traditional unisex racquets, this company is taking things in a new direction, which is worth keeping an eye on and checking out.
Tecnifibre has a solid range of tennis racquets packed with high-end technology that caters to all levels and styles of play. You can expect to pay between $120 and $210 for a Tecnifibre racquet.
Prince offers a wide range of racquets. At the lower end, you can expect to pay around $20 for a basic entry-level model. However, the higher-end tops out at around $190.
American ATP Tour player, John Isner favors Prince racquets. As a top-ranked player, he uses the Beast series racquets, which are known for their versatility and spin friendliness.
Other lines offered by Prince include their Warrior, Tour, ad Phantom series. The latter two, which top out at around $190 in price.
ProKennex is a Taiwanese manufacturer that offers stylish arm-friendly racquets and great performance, with prices ranging from $120 to $200.
They’re one of the less popular brands on our list due to their lack of endorsements, but review if you suffer from tennis elbow or similar arm injuries.