Posted on May 04 2021
2021 has brought us some brilliant new tennis rackets. Here at All Things Tennis, we're breaking down our picks for the top 10 rackets released in 2021 so far.
Buying a new tennis racket can be a long process, especially when shopping online. With so many frames to choose from, you can quickly find yourself with choice paralysis. Here at All Things Tennis, in an attempted to streamline your racket search, we’re breaking down our picks for the top 10 rackets released in 2021 so far. These rackets cover a range of playing styles so whether you’re an advanced player or a beginner, this list will help you in your search for that perfect frame.
The new edition of the Gravity Pro provides a wonderful combination of control and comfort. It is suited to the advanced player with a long swing pattern and ability to generate fast racket-head speed. The massive sweet spot and 100 square inch head size make it easy on the arm whilst the thin beam and 18x20 string pattern allows you to feel connected to the ball on impact.
If you have an aggressive playing style and want more feel and control, look no further than the Head Gravity Pro.
The Babolat Pure Drive is one of the best-selling rackets of all time, with it’s easy power and comfort appealing to tennis players of all levels. The 2021 edition is a classy update on what was already a great frame. This edition has all the same plus points of the previous generations but has been slightly more refined. It features a brand new SWX pure feel system that further improves the vibrations and feel of the ball on impact.
The Pure Drive is a racket suited to the intermediate/advanced player who needs access to easy power without sacrificing control or stability.
Released in early 2021, the new EZONE Tour is one of the best new rackets on the market today. Hand crafted by Yonex in Japan, all of the Yonex frames are of the highest build quality. The EZONE Tour is the heaviest in the range at 315g and is a more stable version of the popular Yonex EZONE 98 frame. The Tour is a more control-oriented edition of the EZONE 98 but still retains it’s power and spin capabilities.
The EZONE Tour is suited to the advanced player looking for a racket that offers them access to power and spin whilst remaining extremely stable.
The new Head Radical range has been one of the most successful racket updates of 2021. The new Pro version is a significant improvement on the previous model. With a thinner beam and more flexibility, the Radical Pro 2021 offers more comfort and control than the previous Radical Pro.
This frame is suited to the advanced player with an all-round game, looking for a racket that provides ample feel and control whilst remaining manoeuvrable and stable.
If you’re an advanced level player looking for more control, the new Dunlop CX 200 Tour is the frame for you. With its 18x20 string pattern, 95 square inch head size and 315g weight, this is the ultimate advanced control-oriented racket on the market in 2021.
If you’re a player that likes to cut up the court with precise angles and deft touch, give this racket a demo as soon as you can!
As we mentioned before, the Babolat Pure Drive is one of the most popular rackets ever. Weighing 15g more than the standard version, the Pure Drive Tour is suited to the advanced player who loves the Pure Drive but may need a little more stability and control.
This racket comes with all the power and spin capabilities the Pure Drive offers but allows you to access these benefits with more control and precision.
Endorsed by the world number 1, the Speed Pro is a versatile racket that rewards fast racket-head speed. The Speed Pro is the heaviest frame in the Speed range and is suited to the advanced player with a fast swing who is looking for great stability and control. The all new blacked out cosmetic is a classy touch to an extremely popular frame.
The brand-new V Core update is a great improvement on the previous edition. This racket is suited to the intermediate to advanced player looking for more power and spin. It’s suited perfectly to clay court tennis (see our previous blog) but will help you dominate on any surface.
The 2021 edition is much more stable and comfortable than it’s predecessor, offering greater control whilst not sacrificing any power or spin capabilities.
If you’re a beginner/intermediate player feeling left out of the Pure Drive hype train, fear not. The Babolat Evo Drive features the same technology as the Pure Drive but is tailored to offer effortless power and to be extremely easy to use. The 104 square inch head size and 270g weight allows you to swing freely at the ball, safe in the knowledge that you’ll probably strike it sweetly.
The Evo Drive is particularly good for players suffering with tennis elbow or any other arm discomfort.
The lite version of the updated 2021 Radical lite is one of the best starter rackets out there. Perfect for beginners or juniors transitioning to their first adult sized racket, the Radical Lite is optimised for easy power and comfort. The enlarged 102 square inch head size and 260g makes it extremely manoeuvrable and easy to use.
With great feel and power, it’s a great choice for the beginner or junior looking to continue improving their all-court game.
We hope this list helped you in your search for your perfect racket in 2021, look out for more racket reviews coming up soon…
Written by Aron Dochard