New Racquets in 2023

New year, new racquets! Now it’s time to give your tennis-equipment a litte update! Need some inspiration? Here we show you the most exciting new racquets Launching in the first half of 2023…

The all-round talent…


  • Is it yours? You feel at home at any surface and are looking for a versatile racquet that offers an ultra-modern blend of power, control and spin? Then the new Head Radical, launching on February 16th, is designed for you!
  • What are the benefits? Upgraded with state-of-the-art “Auxetic” technology for sensational impact feel and enhanced playability, the Head Radical is ideal for all-court tournament players who love to mix it up. This versatile racquet is engineered with exclusive technologies, including sound grommets which enhance your power through greater string movement while optimizing sound and vibrations. You can play any shot with the Head Radical, which has Graphene in the frame, a variable beam cross-section which balances power, control and spin, and a dynamic 16/19 string pattern.
  • Who plays it?
    Taylor Fritz
    Andy Murray
    Diego Schwartzman
    Soon Woo Kwon
    Sloane Stephens

The control-freak…


  • Is it yours? Known for your powerful shots? Always looking to use spin to dominate the game and get your opponent tearing around the court? Want to be in charge of rallies, controlling exactly where the ball goes? Then the new Babolat Pure Aero range is the perfect choice for you! 
  • What are the benefits? The new Babolat Pure Aero has a tighter string pattern, meaning you can commit to the stroke for extra spin and control exactly where the ball goes. The added flax fibres in the frame give you more feel and a clearer impact, so you can lead rallies even more effectively. An aerodynamic frame integrating the bumper and grommets increases your racquet head speed and spin generation.
  • Who plays it?
    Carlos Alcaraz
    Felix Auger-Aliassime
    Holger Rune
    Benoit Paire
    Leylah Fernandez
    Danielle Collins

The spin-master…


  • Is it yours? You want the perfect control as well as the ultimate spin as you has never experienced before taking your game to a higher level? Then the new Yonex V Core is your racquet of choice.
  • What are the benefits? Win with the best-spin racquet in Yonex tennis history. By combining innovative technology with the signature “isometricTM” frame, the Vcore is engineered for higher spin. New “Aero Fin” technology above the throat creates a faster, thinner frame for increased ball-pocketing. Newly engineered straight hole grommets allow for more string movement to expand the horizontal sweet spot, while the “Aero Trench” reduces air resistance for easy maneuverability. 
  • Who plays it?
    Denis Shapovalov
    Caroline Garcia
    Elena Rybakina
    Donna Vekic

The modern legend…


  • Is it yours? You love a little vintage vibe on the court, but a modern style of play? You are feared by you opponents for your precise and powerful play as well as your unique touch? Then the new Wilson Pro Staff 14, which launches in February, will be the one for you!
  • What are the benefits? There’s no question about it: The Wilson Pro Staff is on of the most iconic tennis rackets. Having been around for 37 years, it’s best known for its classic double braid of carbon and aramid fibers, and of course the many greats who use(d) it like Chris Evert, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras or Roger Federer. The new Wilson Pro Staff V14 scores with the new “Paradigm Bending” technology that realizes a feeling reminiscent of the classic Pro Staff, and further more stands for a power and control performance that can be used for modern power tennis.
  • Who plays it?
    Grigor Dimitrov
    Roberto Bautista Agut 
    Ons Jabeur
    Jiří Lehečka
    Petra Kvitová
    Dan Evans
    Reilly Opelka

The full force…


  • Is it yours? Are you the one who wants it all? You want to combine speed, power and comfort with added control to refine your game? With the versatility of the new Dunlop FX 500 V2 every part of your game gets a boost. The ideal racquet for intermediate through to advanced players.
  • What are the benefits? The Dunlop FX 500 V2 balances power and comfort. A new grommet structure that increases string movement enlarges the sweet spot and helps to hit with more power and more comfort. A new aerodynamic head shape engineered to pack more power gives you the opportunity to hit harder. The racquet gives you a more balanced feel thanks to a sharp, modern-looking shaft. A wider throat design delivers greater stability. This high-elasticity and vibration-damping racket enhances your play with more power and feel.
  • Who plays it?
    Jack Draper
    Ann Li
    Louisa Chirico
    Max Purcell
    Alexei Popyrin

The flexible one…


  • Is it yours? You are looking for the perfect spin? Then the brand new Wilson Wlabs Project Shift is the one for you! The patent pending frame design allows an innovative, never seen lateral bending profile that compliments the vertical mechanics of the modern game and gives the ball the perfect spin with every hit.
  • What are the benefits? The Wilson Shift is the first concept racket from Wlabs. It was built and refined with feedback from players worldwide. The Shift was specifically crafted to provide players with massive spin and controllable power. Built around the insight of maximum lateral bending and best in class torsional stability, Shift allows players to hit the ball consistently deep in the court with increased confidence and spin on each shot, offering the perfect balance of control, spin, and power. 
  • Who plays it?
    Jess Hart

The user-friendly…


  • Is it yours? You are an aggressive, precise ball-striker who like to create your own power with a blend of feel, stability, and comfort? Then you should give the new Diadem Elevate V3 a try.
  • What are the benefits? The Diadem Elevate 98 V3 ushers in a new era to the flagship series’ most maneuverable and user-friendly frame. This update features a captivating design paired with unique technology to provide a more arm friendly and comfortable feel. The headliner innovation, Kraibon, manages to increase both the flexibility and stability of the frame without sacrificing power. The ultimate control racket lends supreme feel for the ball on every shot. The racket still utilizes the FS system from the previous model as well as the brand’s famous high density foam and HMT carbon. 
  • Who plays it?
    Kiranpal Pannu

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