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Mens Rackets

Wilson Blade 100UL
Copper Green

£112.00
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Wilson Blade 100UL

Attack at every opportunity with the Wilson Blade 100UL tennis racket in Copper Green, the lightest racket in the Blade v8 series.
The Blade’s back and better than ever.

Returning with some gamechanging new tech and a spectacular colour-shifting paintjob, the Wilson Blade v8 has evolved in line with the modern game, providing even greater rewards for those willing to embrace aggressive, attacking play.

The addition of FORTYFIVE technology in the layup – the arrangement of braided fibres at 45 degrees – creates the perfect combination of flexibility and stability, allowing the braid to “breathe” on impact for a truly next-gen, connected-to-the-ball feel. It’s designed to indulge the vertical swing path that most pros tend to favour, but you’ll appreciate the satisfying pocketing sensation whatever your action looks like.

For improved stability lower down, DirectConnect sees the carbon fibre handle extend into the end cap, better integrating the two and making the entire racket feel more natural in the hand as you play your shots.

Elsewhere, the Blade v8 retains Parallel Drilling at the grommets for a more forgiving sweetspot, and the grommets and bumpers are made from castor bean oil, bio-based Agiplast to help protect the environment.

The ultra-light 100UL is the lightest racket in the series – an arm-friendly choice that’s ideal for younger players transitioning to adult rackets, players nursing an injury, or anyone who simply prefers a lighter frame.

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu, born in 2002 in Canada to a Romanian father and Chinese mother but raised in Britain, has swiftly ascended in the world of professional tennis. She captured global attention with her stunning performance at the 2021 US Open, where she became the first qualifier in history to win a Grand Slam title. Known for her powerful and precise play, Raducanu's aggressive baseline game, combined with her impressive athleticism and mental resilience, distinguishes her as a promising talent. Her historic US Open victory, achieved at just 18, makes her one of the most exciting prospects in women's tennis.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas, born in Greece in 1998, is a rising star in the world of tennis. Known for his aggressive style, formidable forehand, and effective serve-and-volley game, Tsitsipas has quickly made his mark on the ATP tour. In 2019, he became the youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals and has since achieved significant success, including reaching the final of the French Open in 2021. His charismatic personality and engaging playing style have also made him a fan favourite. Tsitsipas represents the next generation of tennis champions, demonstrating both skill and sportsmanship.

Wilson

Since 1914, Wilson have focused on one thing: the player. Company founder Thomas Wilson’s ambition was to empower athletes, to make everyone who played sport feel like a pro.

That’s why, starting with the wooden V1 over a century ago, all their rackets have been designed to help you play better tennis and enjoy the game. They’re responsible for some of the sport’s most significant innovations, too, introducing the first leather handle grip in 1935, along with the first commercial metal racket, the legendary T2000, in 1967.

The famous frame saw success almost immediately, with Billie Jean King wielding it to win the US Open that same year. Other players soon recognised the benefits of its steel construction, and the T2000’s domination continued into the 70s and 80s – Jimmy Connors liked it so much, he used it to win all eight of his Grand Slam titles.

Wilson have produced so many of the game’s iconic frames. Prior to the T2000 there was the Jack Kramer, the best-selling racket in tennis history. And after it, perhaps the most iconic racket of all: the Pro Staff. Used by greats such as Edberg, Courier, Graf, Sampras, and, of course, Roger Federer, the Pro Staff has maintained popularity right up to the present day, thanks to its winning combination of power, feel, and control.

In their modern range, the Pro Staff is joined by the powerful Ultra, the feel-focused Blade – as endorsed by Serena Williams, the spin-based Burn, and the hugely popular Clash, which provides all-round performance for players of any level. Options for everyone, then. That’s the Wilson way.

Wilson Blade

The Wilson Blade tennis racket is a popular choice among players who value control, feel, and precision. With its sleek and modern design, the Blade stands out on the court. The racket's braided graphite and basalt construction offers exceptional stability and control, allowing players to place their shots with accuracy. The Blade's dense string pattern maximises control and spin potential, while its responsive and comfortable feel ensures a solid connection with the ball. Whether you're an aggressive baseliner or a player who relies on finesse, the Wilson Blade tennis racket provides the perfect combination of power, control, and feel for an enhanced playing experience.

Features


• Endorsed by Serena Williams, Emma Raducanu, Simona Halep, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Milos Raonic
• Headsize: 100 sq in / 645 sq cm
• Strung Weight: 9.9oz / 281g
• Unstrung Weight: 9.3oz / 265g
• Unstrung Balance: 33.5cm / 2 HL
• Length: 27in / 69cm
• String Pattern: 16x19
• Taper System: 22mm Flat Beam
• Grip Size: 0-4
• Lightest, arm-friendliest racket in Blade v8 series
• FORTYFIVE increases flexibility and stability to produce a more connected-to-the-ball feel while better complementing the modern, vertical swing path used by most competitive players
• DirectConnect extends the carbon fibre handle to connect directly to the end cap for improved feel and enhanced torsional stability
• Dynamic, colour-shifting elastic finish allows frame to morph between shades of green and copper
• Top Grip Taper provides better feel for top-hand grip placement
• Ergonomic End Cap yields improved comfort and playability
• Parallel Drilling provides a consistent, more forgiving string bed response
• Please be advised that this racket will come strung unless the image displays otherwise
• Please note that all Wilson Blade rackets come without a protective head cover

Additional Information

  • Quick Ref: 248434
  • Man. Ref: WR079020U
Choosing the Right Grip Size for your Tennis Racket

One often overlooked, but crucial, aspect when selecting a tennis racket is the grip size. The grip size is the measurement around the handle's circumference, and choosing the right one can significantly impact your comfort, control, and potential to prevent injury. This article will guide you through the process of selecting the right tennis racket grip size.

Importance of Choosing the Right Grip Size

A correctly sized tennis grip ensures you have optimal control over your racket and helps prevent injuries. Too small a grip may cause your hand to shift during play, reducing accuracy and increasing the risk of developing tennis elbow due to overuse of the forearm muscles. Conversely, a grip that's too large can make the racket hard to turn and manipulate, and it could also lead to hand, wrist, or shoulder injuries due to overgripping.

Measuring Your Grip Size

There are two common methods to measure your grip size:

  1. The Ruler Method: Open your dominant hand and extend your fingers. Align a ruler with the bottom lateral crease of your palm, measuring to the tip of your ring finger. The measurement in inches correlates with your grip size.

  2. The Finder Test: Hold the racket with a standard Eastern forehand grip, where the base knuckle of your index finger is on bevel #3. You should be able to fit the index finger of your other hand in the space between your ring finger and the palm that's gripping the racket. If there's not enough room for your finger, the grip is too small. If there's too much space, the grip is too large.

Grip Sizes: U.S. vs. European

In the U.S., grip sizes range from 4 inches to 4 ¾ inches, increasing in increments of 1/8 inch. European grip sizes use a different naming system, L0 to L5, each correlating to their U.S. counterparts as follows:

European Grip Size US Grip Size
L0 or G0 4 Inches
L1 or G1 4 1/8 inches
L2 or G2 4 1/4 inches
L3 or G3 4 3/8 inches
L4 or G4 4 1/2 inches
L5 or G5 4 5/8 inches

Choosing the Right Grip Size

When choosing the right grip size, consider the following points:

  • Go for the smaller size if you're in between: It's easier to increase the size of a grip than decrease it. You can always add an overgrip (which usually adds about 1/16 inch) to a smaller handle to increase its size, but shaving down a larger handle is not recommended as it can compromise the racket's structural integrity.

  • Consider your style of play: Players who rely on spin might prefer a smaller grip size, which allows for more wrist action. In contrast, players seeking control may benefit from a larger grip size.

  • Test it out: If possible, try before you buy. Visit a local sports store, hold the racket, and mimic your swing to see how it feels. Remember that comfort is key - if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.

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