We’ve been trying out a lot of the sub 300g rackets lately, so we thought, why not put our findings into a convenient list?

Sub 300g rackets represent a great option for beginners, intermediates, juniors, and even advanced players who need a little extra manoeuvrability from their rackets. The issue we find with these rackets, though, is that the marketing jargon is fierce, making it a little difficult to find the one that suits you.

To help you out in your quest to find your sub 300g soulmate, we’ve put together our 10 favorite rackets under 300g, taking into account the different characteristics of each racket and how they will affect your game.

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the terms we use, check out our more generic racket guide for a little bit more information. So, without further ado, here are our top 10 tennis rackets under 300g.

 

  1. Yonex VCore Pro 97 (290)
  2. Wilson Pro Staff 97L CV
  3. Wilson Ultra 100 CV
  4. Babolat Pure Aero Team
  5. Wilson Blade 98L
  6. Dunlop CX 200 LS
  7. Prince Textreme Tour 100 (290)
  8. Head Graphene Touch Radical MP Lite
  9. Yonex Ezone 100L
  10. Babolat Pure Drive Team

Yonex VCore Pro 97 (290)

 

The Vcore Pro 97 was everything we wanted from a sub 300g racket. It had the easy manoeuvrability you expect from a lightweight racket, but the feel of the racket is of a much heavier stick.

As an intermediate player, we find the best option is to find a racket that doesn’t focus too much on any one characteristic but instead gives you a good blend of power, spin, and control. Your game is going to be improving quickly, so you want a racket that is going to be able to grow with you as you develop. The Vcore Pro 97 will certainly deliver on that front.

It is wonderfully comfortable to play with and gives you all the power, control, and spin you need. It’s not one of those crazy powerful rackets, but it will encourage you to develop your strokes and get to the next level quicker.

Who’s It For? Intermediates, strong junior players, advanced players looking for a lighter racket.

Which Styles Does It Suit? This racket does everything well. Aggressive baseliners, counter punchers, net rushers, and any other game styles should benefit from this racket.

 

Click Here To Read Our Full Review of the Yonex VCore Pro 97 (290)

 

Wilson Pro Staff 97L CV

 

Who doesn’t want to feel like Roger Federer when they play tennis? The Wilson Pro Staff 97L CV gives you that opportunity as it’s a lighter version of the legend’s 340g Pro Staff. As you might expect, this 290g racket gives you excellent feel and control and is ideal for the player who likes to play on the front foot.

This is one of our top recommendations for junior players because much like the Yonex VCore Pro 97, it is capable of growing with you as you develop. The weight is manageable for younger players, but it has the performance levels to be able to help you execute high level tennis.

If you’re someone who looks for manoeuvrability and control from your racket, then look no further than the Wilson Pro Staff 97L CV.

Who’s It For? Intermediates, strong junior players, advanced players looking for a lighter racket.

Which Styles Does It Suit? Attacking players who are comfortable from the back of the court and at the net.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Wilson Pro Staff 97L CV

 

Wilson Ultra 100 CV

 

We just snuck this one in as the UItra 100 CV comes in at 300g. Despite being at the top end of our selected weight category for this article, the Wilson Ultra 100 CV is an incredibly comfortable and versatile racket that we at TheTennisBros.com love.

The Countervail technology that Wilson uses in its newest rackets is brilliant at making their rackets comfortable to play with, but we found it to be especially effective in the Ultra 100. Whether it was serves, groundstrokes, or volleys the Ultra gave us brilliant performance and great comfort.

Again, this racket is not super powerful, but it gives you a little bit of everything you need. If I had to pick a racket that is perfectly balanced between spin, power, and control, this would be it. It gives you the opportunity to develop your swings without relying on your racket to create the spin and power for you.

You can truly use the Wilson Ultra 100 CV at any level.

Who’s It For? Intermediates, junior players, advanced players.

Which Style Does It Suit? One of the most all-round rackets we have encountered, it suits any style.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Wilson Ultra 100 CV

 

Babolat Pure Aero Team

 

We’ve had the lighter version of Roger Federer’s racket, so it’s only right that Rafael Nadal’s should follow shortly. This racket differs from the first three on the list because it leans a bit more towards easy spin rather than control.

If there’s a range of rackets that is defined by the pro that reps them then it is the Pure Aero range. These rackets are perfectly suited for anyone who wishes to play like Nadal, giving you great access to spin, which really suits the aggressive baseline game style.

At 285g unstrung, this racket is one of the fastest swinging sticks you will find and it’s a sure way to help boost your racket head speed. Control and speed wise, it’s not up there with the first three rackets on this list (in our opinion), but if you want a lethal blend of speed and spin then the Pure Aero Team is surely top of the list.

Who’s It For? Beginners, intermediates, junior players.

Which Style Does It Suit? Aggressive baseliner and counterpunchers. This racket is a beast from the back of the court.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Babolat Pure Aero Team

Wilson Blade 98L

 

We didn’t want to overload the list with any one particular brand, but we just couldn’t ignore the Wilson Blade 98L. We love the Blade 98 series and the 98L is no different. It has a beautiful feel to it and once again provides a great blend of power, spin, and control.

This 286g stick is perfect for high-level junior tennis, offering a wonderful stepping stone towards the heavier rackets. Like the heavier Blades, this racket has excellent control and spin potential, but it’s just a little easier to swing; ideal for developing bodies.

For adults who want a lightweight racket, this is also a great option, although more advanced players would benefit from looking at the heavier Blades.

Who’s It For? Strong beginners, intermediates, junior players.

Which Style Does It Suit? Attacking baseliner.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Wilson Blade 98L

Dunlop CX 200 LS

 

The Dunlop CX 200 LS is much more similar in style to the Vcore Pro 97 and the Pro Staff 97L. It’s got great levels of control and stability for its weight and the more you develop your swings, the more you will get out of this racket.

This is another racket range that we really enjoy at TheTennisBros.com, and we particularly like the feel and control levels these rackets give. Because the CX 200 LS has such good stability for its weight, it can continue to give you good performance levels even when the power levels go up a bit.

This means that it’s a nice option for juniors who are constantly improving, and for advanced players who are looking to take a step down in weight. It’s only 290g so it’s extremely easy to play with and unleash some high-level tennis with!

Who’s It For? Intermediates, strong junior players, advanced players looking for a lighter racket.

Which Styles Does It Suit? Attacking players who are comfortable from the back of the court and at the net.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Dunlop CX 200 LS

Prince Textreme Tour 100 (290)

 

This is another racket that will suit players looking for speed and control.

The Prince Textreme Tour 100 (290) is an excellent racket for intermediate players. Although it weighs just 290g, it packs a solid 324 swingweight, which means you get good stability for a light racket. This makes it a nice option for advanced players looking for a little extra manoeuvrability from their racket.

A nice, open string pattern also means the Textreme Tour 100 has plenty of spin potential, so it’s a great racket for players who love to attack with spin, moving their opponent around the court with precision.

I normally like something with a bit more of a closed string pattern, but I actually found the Prince Textreme Tour 100 suited my game, and I played really well with it. If you are someone who likes to play on the front foot but still keep plenty of control, this could be the racket for you.

Who’s It For? Intermediates, strong junior players, advanced players looking for a lighter racket.

Which Styles Does It Suit? Attack-minded players who like to control the point through spin and precision.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Prince Textreme Tour 100 (290)

Head Graphene Touch Radical MP Lite

 

At 270g, the Head Graphene Touch Radical MP Lite is one of the lightest rackets on our list. This makes it a very accessible racket for beginner and intermediate players who are looking to develop their games.

The thing we like about the Touch Radical MP Lite is that despite its light weight, it still offers all-round performance that can help you improve your game. Often rackets of this weight don’t offer much in the way of stability, but the Touch Radical MP Lite gives you enough stability to really control the ball off the strings.

We found it to excel from the back of the court, but it also does a great job at the net for such a light racket. This one is probably a bit too light for anyone playing advanced tennis, but in the right hands it can be a great racket, particularly for beginners.

Who’s It For? Beginners, intermediates, young juniors.

Which Styles Does It Suit? The Radical MP Lite should suit all styles of play.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Head Graphene Touch Radical MP Lite 

Yonex Ezone 100L

 

We love the Ezone rackets, so it was no surprise to find that the Ezone 100L is an excellent sub 300g racket. This racket is superfast and manoeuvrable, ideal for any improving intermediate players.

Again, one of the main reasons we liked this racket is because of its great balance between power, spin, and control. It’s a racket that’s designed for intermediate players but can manage at a slightly more advanced level. This makes it a great racket for a wide variety of players who want a speedy, comfortable racket.

The Ezone rackets are some of our favorites on the market and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Yonex Ezone 100L.

Who’s It For? Beginners, intermediates, junior players, advanced players looking for speed and manoeuvrability.

Which Styles Does It Suit? Excellent for both front foot and back foot baseline players.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Yonex Ezone 100L

Babolat Pure Drive Team

 

We thought we’d include one racket on our list that’s big on power. The Pure Drive rackets are known for producing some serious power and of course, the lighter Team version is no different.

It might not have the feel of some of the other rackets on the list, but if it’s power you want then the Pure Drive Team is a must try racket. At 285g, this racket is extremely manoeuvrable and as long as you create a bit of racket head speed you will see some results in the power department.

Personally, I think some of the other rackets on this list are more well-rounded, which have a better chance of growing with your game, but there are certainly some benefits to the Pure Drive Team in terms of its power.

Who’s It For? Beginners, intermediates.

Which Styles Does It Suit? People looking for easy power from the baseline.

 

Click Here to Read Our Full Review of the Babolat Pure Drive Team

 

Review by: Will