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Tecnifibre TF40 305 16x19

Tecnifibre TF40 305 Review


The Tecnifibre TF40 305 16x19 is a tricolour frame that marks the French companies' 40th anniversary.  It is a racket that offers maximum control with more maneuverability and spin, along with a crisp feel and a perfect response for the modern game.



Weight unstrung (+/-5g)

305 grams

Head size

98 sq in

Beam width


Balance (+/- 5mm)


String pattern

16 x 19


27 in 




Dynacore XTC technology allows for extra ball time and pocketing, for an instant connection and crisp feel with the ball. The EXtense BG grommet system  helps with shock vibrations and wider string channels aid the string installation process. An RS section offers more control and increases flexibility at ball impact. Foam inside the interior of the frame provides more stability and feel.



The Tecnifibre TF40 305 16x19 provides excellent feel and control from the baseline. It's easy to craft your groundstrokes with arc and spin, and the open string pattern can absorb the pace of the opponents shots, not reducing the quality of backhand slices. The string bed is forgiving, providing the player with a plush feel. It's also easier to generate depth, power, and spin with the 16x19 string pattern. The racket is maneuverable and forgiving, but there is not much free power to be found from the baseline.  The excellent feel, maneuverability, and control will make up for this, especially if you can generate power yourself. The Tecnifibre TF40 305 16x19 is a good choice for the all court player, who values feel and control over free power.



The Tecnifibre TF40 305 16x19 is a versatile weapon up at the net. It has a nice balance of speed and stability, with a modern feel and easy swing weight. With the balanced specs, players can expect to be very connected to the string bed. The TF40 can pull off a variety of volleys shots, which would be great for net rushers. There is quick maneuverability, easy pop, spin and good control to be found here, which ticks all the right boxes for a solid volleying game. It is stable enough for heavy shots, and light enough for delicate touch. 


Serves and Returns

Similarly to groundstrokes, serves offer more precision than power. Players who are used to dense, control orientated frames will appreciate the easier power though. There is good access to spin and depth, and flat serves are easy to pinpoint. The response is plush and comfortable, and the racket is very easy to swing with. Those who use open patterned rackets may desire free power, but if one can generate enough speed, adequate serving power can be achieved. 

The precision, control and spin potential can offer versatility over free power. The blend of this frame's weight, balance, and stiffness can give the player more options for effective flat, kick, slice, and neutral serves. The forgiving feel also makes the TF40 a blast to return with. The large sweet spot provides spin and zip, and the prospect of overhitting is eliminated due to the reliable stability and precision. The rackets healthy swing weight, combined with the feel, stability, and control can tick all the boxes for confident returns. 


For those

All court players and counterpunchers who can generate their own power, pace, and spin through footwork and athleticism will appreciate the the Tecnifibre TF40 305 16x19's plush feel. Those who are looking for accuracy with an elegant design, should also consider this racket. It blends the feel of a classic racket with the maneuverability of a modern frame. If you prefer a more dense string pattern, there is also an 18x20 version. 

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