- Price Range £59.99-£79.99
- Headsize: 100 sq ins (645cm)
- Weight: 245 gms (8.6oz)
- Length: 26"
- Grip: Syntec
- Balance: 33 cm
- Composition: 100% high modulus graphite
- Stringing Pattern: 16 x 19
Seasoned Juniors can now play tennis with a smaller version of the racket chosen by World Class professional Rafael Nadal. The Babolat Aero Pro Drive Junior Racket has all the same technology and many of the same characteristics of the larger counterpart.
Not only will the youngster be playing with the same racket used by one of the best tennis players there has ever been, they will be using one made by the oldest company specialising in racket sports. Babolat was founded in Lyon, France in 1875 a year after Walter Clapton created tennis. The same year as the company was founded Pierre Babolat created the first tennis strings made of natural gut.
This is a racket for the committed junior, not one for messing around in the local park. It is an expensive racket, the price varies from £59.99 to £79.99 depending on where you purchase it, and its aerodynamically designed modular frame is adapted to the evolution of modern tennis.
The 100 sq ins head produces increased hitting power and the woofer technology in the grommets means the frame and strings interact when hitting the ball giving more control and a comfortable feel.
It is a serious choice of racket which is easy to manoeuvre yet it remains stable and the healthy sweetspot and power makes it a solid choice for a variety of player levels.
By choosing a Babolat racket youngsters are joining the same stable as many professional players including Nadal, Fernando Gonzales, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska, Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur.