There are more than 15 different tennis racket brands? You certainly have a wide variety of options when buying a new racket. You are probably very familiar with names like Prince, Dunlop, Wilson, and Head, but some brands may sound unfamiliar to you. Don’t overlook these unfamiliar names because they may have the best type of tennis racket for your skill level and play style. Here are some of the best tennis racket brands you should consider:
- Babolat – The company is known for inventing tennis strings, and they produce many different types of rackets for different sports (including badminton and paddle). Well-known tennis players like Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal have helped make Babolat popular with both recreational and highly competitive players. Babolat’s rackets come with unique features like Cortex Active technology, graphite tungsten technology, Aero Beam, Woofer, and Aero Modular.
- Wilson – This American company started out in the meatpacking industry. They used animal byproducts to create natural gut tennis strings. Wilson’s popularity surged partly because of the endorsement of players like the Williams sisters and Roger Federer. Technologies like Triad with Iso Zorb, Yoke, Amplifeel, and spin effect technology are all produced by Wilson. To see their bestsellers, look at their Pro Staff line.
- Prince – Since 1970, Prince has been revolutionizing tennis with its tennis ball machine. But it was only in 1995 that it became well-known for producing a signature tennis racket–the Longbody Michael Change—which became the best in the world.
- Head – This brand has been around since the 1950s and is credited with producing the first oversized metal tennis rackets. Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi contributed to the popularity of Head in the 1990s.
- Yonex – This company started out with badminton rackets in 1957. In 1982, they started producing aluminum tennis rackets.
- Volkl – Originally a ski manufacturer, Volkl has expanded its product offerings to include tennis gear and rackets with signature technologies like Bio Sensor and Organix high tech carbon material, which dampens vibration.