Babolat has announced that their introducing a new series of wooden racquets. The idea is to appeal to players who are focused on arm comfort.
The news that Babolat introduces a new series of wooden racquets took the tennis world by storm this morning. The French company has become famous for stiff, powerful racquets like the Pure Strike, Pure Drive and Pure Aero and even decided to remove the Pure Control line due to lack of sales. But they have apparently had second thoughts and now take control and feel to the next level with their new “woodies”.
I did not know about this new line of racquets until today and it was therefore not included in my video about Babolat tennis racquets, which you can watch below.
Babolat Tennis Racquets – now also made of wood
Can you play with a wooden racquet these days? Well, I did not too long ago and made a video about it. It’s a great tool to warm-up and find your sweet spot, but it’s not the most effective racquet for winning points in modern tennis. That’s why I found this move by Babolat rather gutsy and unexpected. Still, kudos for trying something new!
After all, I have been asking for a more comfortable and control-oriented racquet from the French tennis brand for a long time. This was perhaps not exactly what I had in mind, but I’ll take it!
I’m not sure if I will be able to review the new series of Babolat wooden racquets, but it sure would be fun! From what I’ve heard they have signed up Benoit Paire to play with their racquet as wooden racquets, if he promises not to smash them or cut off his beard. He was tired of playing tennis and thought this was at least a refreshing approach, sort of like the Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
Are you curious about Babolat wooden racquets?
Ps. This was an April Fools Joke by Babolat. Sorry. Ds.