Wilson Racket Reviews

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.

 

Tour Pros Include:

 

  • Serena Williams
  • Roger Federer
  • Kei Nishikori
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Simona Halep
  • Karen Khachanov
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas

 

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.

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.

Wilson offers a number of subcategories for all of its rackets which allows you to find a racket that fits you when it comes to weight, string pattern, head size, and length.

PRO STAFF RANGE

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.

BURN RANGE

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.

BLADE RANGE

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.

ULTRA RANGE

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.

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.

 

ALL WILSON RACKET REVIEWS

Wilson Clash 100UL Racket Review

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Wilson Clash 100L Racket Review

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Wilson Ultra 100L V3 Racket Review

Wilson Ultra 100L V3 Racket Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 295g / 10,4oz Unstrung Weight: 280g / 9,9oz Balance: 33,02cm / 4 pts HL Swingweight: 296 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses Our Review   We...

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Wilson Blade 98S V7 Racket Review

Wilson Blade 98S V7 Specs   Head Size: 98 in² / 632 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 312g / 11oz Unstrung Weight: 295g/10,4oz Balance: 33,48cm / 3 pts HL Swingweight: 320 Stiffness: 63 String Pattern: 18 Mains / 16 Crosses     Our Review  ...

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Wilson Clash 98 Racket Review

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Wilson Clash 100 Racket Review

Wilson Clash 100 Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 312g / 11oz Unstrung Weight: 295g/10,4oz Balance: 31,98cm / 7 pts HL Swingweight: 312 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses   Our Review   We’ve been looking at...

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Wilson Ultra 100L Racket Review

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Wilson Clash 100 Tour Racket Review

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Wilson Burn 100S Review

Wilson Burn 100S Specs   100in²/ 645cm² Length: 27in/ 68,5cm Unstrung Weight: 10.6oz/ 300g Balance: 33cm/ 4 pts HL Unstrung Balance: 32cm/ 7 pts HL Swingweight :327 String Pattern: 18 Mains / 16 Crosses   Our Review   The Wilson Burn 100S is a hard...

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Wilson Blade 104 Racket Review

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Wilson Blade 98 Review

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