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Wilson Racket Reviews

About Wilson

US racket manufacturer, Wilson is a powerhouse of the tennis industry, and has equipped some of the greatest tennis players of all time, including Pete Sampras, Serena Williams, and Roger Federer.

Away from tennis, Wilson is a huge brand in the sporting world, and a Wilson volleyball also plays a great cameo role in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. Back to tennis though and Wilson, like its competitors offers a wide range of tennis rackets to suit all levels and styles of player.

These rackets are prevalent on the pro tour and among many others, you will find these players using Wilson rackets.

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Whereas Babolat tends to lean the modern toward style of rackets, Wilson offers more of a blend of classic and modern rackets, so you’re sure to find something you like in one of their ranges. Wilson offers five main racket ranges, Pro Staff, Ultra, Blade, Clash, and Burn, and like Babolat each racket family has a number of subcategories.

Recent Reviews

Oct 14, 2021 • Ultra Wilson

Wilson Ultra 100L V3 Racket Review

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Oct 14, 2021 • Ultra Wilson

Wilson Ultra 100 UL Racket Review

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Oct 14, 2021 • Burn Wilson

Wilson Burn 100 ULS Racket Review

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The Wilson Range

Wilson Pro Staff

The Wilson Pro Staff is arguably the most iconic tennis racket in the world. Not only did Pete Sampras use this stick to win roughly 1,000 Wimbledon titles, but then Roger Federer used it to win absolutely everything.

Just like Nadal espouses the main characteristics of his Babolat Pure Aero, the Pro Staff’s best characteristics are reflected in the game of Roger Federer.

The Pro Staff offers feel, precision, and control, all the things you need to play like the great man himself.

These rackets range from intermediate rackets all the way up to the Wilson Pro Staff 97 RF, which has some serious weight to it.

With their small heads, flexible beams, and beefy swingweights, these rackets can be very challenging to play with, so it is worth finding the right Pro Staff for your game if these are characteristics that you like.

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Wilson Burn Rackets

Similar to the Ultra rackets, the Wilson Burn range offer players an explosive mix of speed, spin, and power.
Burn rackets are excellent rackets for beginner players, all the way through to advanced players and reward aggressive shot makers.

Compared to the Ultra rackets, Wilson Burn sitcks give players a little bit more spin potential and have a more involved feel.

These rackets are great for intermediate players looking to add a little bit more pop and spin to their game.

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Wilson Blade Rackets

Spearhead by 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams, is the Wilson Blade family.

Offering a tantalizing mix of precision, feel, control, and spin, these rackets are extremely popular the world over.

Slightly less powerful than the Ultra, Burn, or Clash rackets, the Wilson Blades allow for players with full swings to maximize their racket head speed and attack the ball with confidence.

Like the Ultra rackets, there a number of different subcategories within the Blade family that make these rackets attractive for players of all standards.

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Wilson Ultra Rackets

The Ultra family are a more modern style of rackets that offer users a convenient blend of speed, power, and spin.

These rackets are great for beginner players all the way through to advanced players, and are particularly easy to use.

Repped on tour by Japanese star, Kei Nishikori, these rackets offer a huge range of options from 95sq inch, control oriented frames, up to a massive 110 sq inch frame.

Whatever it is you’re looking for you can find it in the Ultra range.

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Wilson Clash Rackets

Clash is the newest line of rackets from Wilson, bringing the latest racket technology to the court.

With a focus on comfort and feel, these rackets are designed to be firm when you need them to, allowing you to get control and power, but flex at the right time to help make your tennis experience more comfortable.

As the newest range of rackets, there are sure to be plenty of updates to these sticks in the future, but there are already quite a few variants to look at in this family.

Like the Blade and Ultra lines, there’s a racket for everyone in the Clash family.

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Wilson Subcategories

L, UL

The L (light) and UL (ultra light) categories can be found across the different racket ranges and offer lighter options for beginner and junior players. The lighter weights make it easier to swing the racket and help simplify the process of developing strokes.

Players who are still developing their strokes will find it easier to produce racket head speed and develop their technique with these rackets.

Team

The team rackets are designed to bridge the gap between the L rackets and the regular versions. They have very manageable weights, and they are set up to give players a reasonable level of performance whilst still making it easy for them to improve their game.

Tour

The Wilson Tour rackets are aimed at more advanced players who are looking for extra performance. These rackets will be heavier, and often have more dense string patterns, allowing for more control.

Advanced players with a lot of experience and well-developed strokes should look to these rackets to try and get the most out of their swings.

S

The S rackets are Wilson’s Spin Effect rackets. These sticks have a unique string pattern that helps players generate extra spin. If you really struggle for topspin then these rackets can be a real help.

 

 

Other Considerations

Head size

This number will normally be included at the end of the racket name, common examples are 97 and 100. Smaller heads tend to lean towards precision.

String Pattern

You will see lots of rackets listed as 16 x 19 or 18 x 20. This refers to the number of strings in the racket. 18 x 20 rackets will be more control-oriented vs easier spin and power from 16 x 19 rackets.

Countervail

Countervail is Wilson’s dampening technology.

Oct 14, 2021 • Ultra Wilson

Wilson Ultra 100L V3 Racket Review

We always find the Ultra rackets do a little bit of everything and provide a nice middle-ground for any tennis player. They’re powerful, but still have reasonable control, you get good access to spin, and now, with the Wilson Ultra 100L V3 you’ve got excellent comfort levels as well.  This…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Ultra Wilson

Wilson Ultra 100 UL Racket Review

The Wilson Ultra range is aimed at players that are looking for an all rounder racket that does it all. They provide great power, easy access to spin and a user friendly platform that anyone can play with. You don’t need to be a tennis whizz to get along with…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Burn Wilson

Wilson Burn 100 ULS Racket Review

The Wilson Burn family of rackets place emphasis on power, speed and spin. They are specifically designed for aggressive shot makers that like to take points into their own hands and play without fear. The new paint job of the Burn 100 ULS resembled that of the Clash series. It…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Ultra Wilson

Wilson Ultra 108 V3 Racket Review

Wilson have historically been famed for making the most feelsome rackets on the market. Their Pro Staff line has been used by some of the most naturally talented players out there such as Roger Federer. But, in recent years Wilson have sought to expand their range and offer more spin…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Clash Wilson

Wilson Clash 100UL Racket Review

We recently featured the Wilson Clash 100UL on our list of best beginner rackets, so we thought it was time to give you the full write-up on this great stick. Wilson brought out the Clash series with the aim of progressing racket technology to make it more comfortable without compromising…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Pro Staff Wilson

Wilson Pro Staff 97 v13 Racket Review

Whether they’re your ideal racket or one you just couldn’t get along with (we’re much more on the love them side of things), you’ve got to admit the Wilson Pro Staff line is one of the most iconic out there. So naturally, we were pretty excited to get our hands…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Blade Wilson

Wilson Blade 98S V7 Racket Review

Hands up if you love hitting with tons of topspin! Well, with the Wilson Blade 98s V7, you certainly have the ability to do this. This version of the iconic Wilson Blade 98 has Wilson’s 18 x 16 spin effect string pattern which really helps players eke out every little…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Blade Wilson

Wilson Blade 104 V7 Racket Review

With the latest updates to the Blade range, Wilson has really hit the nail on the head for combining performance with comfort. With the Wilson Blade 104 V7 you’ve got the added luxury of a 104sq inch head, and a very manageable 290g unstrung weight. This should make the Blade…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Clash Wilson

Wilson Clash 98 Racket Review

So far, we’ve had an up and down time with the Wilson Clash rackets. We were suitably impressed with the Clash 100 but left a little disappointed with the Clash 100 Tour. The Wilson Clash 98 has all the kind of specs we like though, so would it be able…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Ultra Wilson

Wilson Ultra 100L Racket Review

The Wilson Ultra rackets are quite an understated range, but I have to say, they are one of my favorites. That’s because they do everything well. They don’t lean too much towards any one characteristic, but they do give you good all-round performance. This time we took out the Wilson…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Blade Wilson

Wilson Blade 98L Racket Review

The Wilson Blade 98L brings a lightweight option to the excellent Blade family. These rackets offer excellent feel as well as a good blend of power, spin, and control that should be ideal for beginners, intermediate and advanced players, alike. We’ve loved the Blades we’ve tried so far, with the…

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Oct 14, 2021 • Blade Wilson

Wilson Blade 98S Racket Review

The Wilson Blade 98S is a spin-oriented twist on the Blade 98 that should be a spin lover’s dream! The 98S turns traditional string patterns on their heads by offering an 18 x 16 pattern that they call the Spin Effect. We’ve been impressed by the Blade line so far,…

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