All the big athletic brands like Nike, Adidas, and Asics are in the tennis world with their shoes and apparel, but only a select few athletic brands make quality tennis racquets. In this post we’re going over the most popular tennis racquet brands on the market today.
If you’re looking for a junior racquet, check out our post on the best tennis racquet for kids. We’ve also put together a post on the best tennis racquets for intermediate and advance players.
Wilson has established itself as a leader in the world of tennis, among other things as the official tennis ball of the US Open. They’re an American company, founded in 1913. Their products have been used and endorsed by superstar pros like the Venus and Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Pete Sampras. Wilson is one of the best tennis racquet brands today, and they make quality tennis gear, including tennis overgrips, that’s trusted by tennis players all over the world, and their racquets are no exception.
Notable Tour Players: Pete Sampras, Roger Federer (uses Pro Staff RF97 Autograph), Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Venus Williams
Pierre Babolat created the first tennis strings, made of natural gut in France in 1875. Since then, Babolat has continued to fine tune their tennis strings, racquets, and other tennis gear and have established themselves as a leader in tennis gear. Their most notable endorsement comes from superstar pro Rafael Nadal, and they’ve become a very popular tennis brand.
Notable Tour Players: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Bryan Brothers, Gabrine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki
Head is another leading brand in the tennis world, as well as other racquet sports like badminton and racquetball, but also skiing and snowboarding. Founded in the United States in 1950, they now have headquarters in Austria and the Netherlands. Head’s tennis racquets gained a lot of popularity due to the success of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf in the ’90s, and more recently thanks to players like Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Maria Sharapova.
Popular Adult Racquets: Head Ti.S6,
Popular Beginner Racquets: Head Ti.Conquest,
Notable Tour Players: Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray