Posted on March 10 2022
Ability: Intermediate to advanced.
Styles: All court, Aggressive, Baseliners
Recommended Strings: Hybrid
For those: All-court players who like a stiffer/crisper feel, and Iga Świątek's style of play
The Tecnifibre T-Rebound 298 Iga is a versatile racket, suitable for a variety of playing styles. As mentioned in the main review, it plays like a 300g racket but it is maneuverable for launch angles, slices, and depth. The T-Rebound offers the benefits of a stiffer frame without an overly uncomfortable feel.
The Tecnifibre T-Rebound 298 Iga's shining attribute is its versatility. While it may not immediately entice players, it is a great all court performer that offers solid control and decent stability. Players can hit big on full swings and tap into different ranges of play, similarly to Iga Świątek. It is quick through the air, yet it’s still solid and stable at impact. Baseliners and aggressive players can play a more creative game with this racket in hand, which is a great way to add more layers to your game.
Offensive players should love this racket, because there are great opportunities to generate high amounts of winners and unforced errors. During groundstrokes, players should find easy power and depth because of the rackets fast swing speed. The 98 square inch head size offers more control than a 100 square inch head, yet the frame still feels firm at impact.
The T- Rebound can allow offensive players to increase their racket head speed, dip balls and get them to jump off the court, and generate high amounts of pace and spin. It's also worth mentioning that it's easier to react under pressure with wrist or return shots, because of the nice combination of stability and maneuverability that the racket offers. Speed and accuracy is the main theme here, for groundstrokes and returns, which is perfect for the all court player and the aggressive baseliners. Serves and volleys provide nice pop, and it's easy to swing the racket overhead. With the lighter weight, players can manipulate more movement out of their shots whether it's serves, volleys, or returns.
The recommended string tension is between 50-55 pounds, optimum 53 pounds. However at 298g, a hybrid setup can help with durability, and enhanced comfort. Head Synthetic Gut PPS Tennis Strings are suitable for all round players, and they add good durability, while Tecnifibre Pro Recode strings are ideal for a fast and aggressive stroke style. In an overall sense The T-Rebound is ideal for the aggressive and defensive game, offering up a nice balance of power, spin, stability and feel. Check out the main review, and more options for string sets can be found here