Babolat Tennis Rackets Reviews – Best Babolat Racquets

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Babolat got its start in tennis way back in 1875 when its founder, Pierre Babolat, invented natural gut strings for racquets based on his work making strings for musical instruments. Babolat, the company named after him and still based in Lyon, France, didn’t introduce its first tennis racquets until 1994 and has since grown to be one of the largest sellers of tennis equipment in the world.

Today, Babolat racquets are used by the world’s top players and the company continues to release new models to suit a variety of playing styles.

Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga depend upon the AeroPro Drive GT and it has become of Babolat’s most popular racquets. Made out of a hybrid material of graphite and tungsten, the AeroPro Drive GT offers improved control and more solid feel than earlier versions of this model. With its 100 square inch head, it provides a generous sweet spot that adds extra precision to every shot. Ideal for aggressive baseliners and those that like to finish off points up at the net, the AeroPro Drive GT is well-suited for a variety of intermediate and experienced playing styles.

Babolat AeroPro Drive GT

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 69 cm

Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320g

Balance: 4 pts HL

Swingweight: 331

Stiffness: 70

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses




The racquet of choice for four-time Major champion Kim Clijsters, the Babolat Pure Drive is a popular model for many WTA players including Li Na and Julia Goerges. Offering a good combination of power and spin, this 100 square inch head racquet suits many playing styles and its light feel up at net makes it a good option for those that like to play up at net. A longer 27.5 inch model is also available for extra reach and it’s worth noting that Italy’s Sara Errani switched to this racquet at the start of 2012, a decision that helped propel her into the top ten. Overall, this is a good racquet for beginners up to seasoned pros.

Babolat Pure Drive

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.

Length: 27in / 68.58cm

Strung Weight: 11.1oz / 314.68g

Balance: 4 pts HL

Swingweight: 308

Stiffness: 72

Beam Width: 23.5mm / 26mm / 22.5mm /

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses



Andy Roddick may have hung up his namesake Babolat racquets for good as he enters retirement, but you can still hit with his Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus model. Slightly longer and heavier than the Babolat Pure Drive, this racquet is designed for those who like to hit big serves and big groundstrokes on both sides with the model’s extra weight adding more power to every shot. This is definitely a racquet that takes getting used to and its extra stiffness from previous models could add more stress to your arm. Well-suited for advanced players with an all-court game, the Babolat Pure Drive Plus is not for everyone but for those that can handle it, it will certainly make you a force on the court.

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus

Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.

Length: 27.5in / 69.85cm

Strung Weight: 11.8oz / 334.52g

Balance: 6 pts HL

Swingweight: 336

Stiffness: 71

Beam Width: 24mm / 26mm / 23mm /

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses



The weapon of choice for U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur, the Babolat Pure Storm GT provides an excellent mix of power and spin in a midsize frame. A very control oriented frame, its balanced weight is ideal for those who like to hit with a lot of spin while ensuring a good amount of control on every shot. Intermediate to advanced hitters will want to give this racquet a test especially if they are considering the Babolat Pure Drive.

Babolat Pure Storm GT

Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 68.6 cm

Strung Weight: 11oz / 312g

Balance: 1 pt Head Light

Swingweight: 327

Stiffness: 63

Beam Width: 21mm

String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses



The Babolat Pure Storm LTD GT, with its smaller head size and heavier weight, is best suited for advanced players who can supply their own power to each shot. What they will get in return is a racquet that provides laser-like precision and a light head weight that allows you to whip through the ball. The tight 18×20 string pattern increases control without sacrificing power or spin should you choose to add it. Used by pros like Ryan Harrison, the Babolat Pure Storm LTD is only for a select few, but those that can handle it will find it to be a natural and perfect racquet of choice for their game.

Babolat Pure Storm LTD GT

Head Size:95 sq. in. / 612.9 sq. cm.

Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm

Strung Weight: 11.9oz / 337.36g

Balance: 9 pts Head Light

Swingweight: 313

Stiffness: 59

Beam Width: 19mm Straight Beam

String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses



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