Wilson Pro Staff 97L Camo - Black/Grey
The Pro Staff 97L Countervail is the lighter edition of Wilson’s new Pro Staff 97, weighing in at a more easily controlled 290 grams unstrung.
Considering its lighter weight, this is a remarkably stable racket, offering tight volleys and solid ball-striking for ground strokes. While it’s not as inherently powerful as the regular Pro Staff 97 or the RF Autograph edition, you’ll have no trouble generating pace with the 97L – it still plays like a Pro Staff.
It also features Countervail, Wilson’s latest dampening technology, which combines with the lighter weight to make this an immensely fun racket to play with. And it looks great too, mimicking the black-on-black design of the Autograph edition.
Always wanted to try a Pro Staff but been intimidated by its weight? The 97L is the answer, and what an answer it is.
|Please note that this racket comes without a protective head cover|
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.
- Cross Section: 23MM Flat Beam
- Head Size: 97 sq. in.
- String Pattern: 16x19
- Unstrung Balance: 325mm/6 Pts HL
- Unstrung Weight: 290g
- Length: 27in
- Quick Ref: 186444
- Man. Ref: WRT74101U