The Best - You usually can't find good price, good power, and good control in a single racket, but the Babolat Drive has excelled at all three for years. Its the best all-around racket on the market
High Performance - This racquet is oriented towards a high-performance power player.
Advanced Players - If your game is both advanced and focused on control versus pure power, the Yonex racquet is an excellent choice.
Budget Pick - While the price is right on this model, it still is a high quality racquet. The quality of racquets falls off precipitously as the price gets lower and we would not recommend going much below this option.
Beginner Friendly - When you are starting out, you want a large sweet spot for maximum forgiveness. This 115 sq in racquet head is the largest sanctioned by the ITF (International Tennis Federation)
All-Around Quality - We have played with the Drive for years and find it very maneuverable against all play styles. It is also more user-friendly than the advanced pro models. This racket will grow with your game for years
Power - This racquet has one of the smaller head sizes at 100 sq in which gives it a very light weight and enables you to whip it through a crushing forehand and backhand.
Control - If your game is both advanced and focused on control versus pure power, the Yonex racquet is an excellent choice. It is a bit heavier which adds stability onto your forehand and backhand especially against higher powered opponents.
Technology - Graphene is a new construction material normally found in the highest end racquets. We were delighted to see it in this budget model. It allows for a much stronger construction while saving 30% or more in weight. If you are an intermediate player, you will find this very responsive with plenty of power
Forgiveness - This racquet maximizes your fun while still offering a high quality build. You will have longer points and more enjoyment from your practice and matches. It will also grow with you to the intermediate level.
Headsize - We find the 110 sq in headsize perfect, but some may want to opt for the larger 115 sq in headsize in the Babolat Drive line.
Finesse - This racquets small head size and light weight can make precision difficult for intermediate and below players.
Weight - Some players may prefer a lighter racquet if their game is focused on generating maximum head speed and power.
Beginner and Intermediate - While not necessarily a negative, this racquet fits a beginner and intermediate game, if you are looking for a racquet that will grow with you into the advanced category, consider other models.
Power - Because of the extra head size it is a heavier and less maneuverable racquet. This will cause you not to generate a large amount of power, but at the beginner level that may not be such a bad thing!