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Tennisnerd (Jonas Eriksson) and son Aiden with Rafael Nadal Tennisnerd (Jonas Eriksson) with Roger Federer

Tennisnerd is a website for true tennis nerds and racquet enthusiasts who like to read about the latest tennis gear and get information about new tennis racquets and what racquets the pro players use.

Tennisnerd was founded by marketing director, writer and tennis nerd Jonas Eriksson. Jonas is interested and active in tennis as a business and also has a genuine passion for the sport dating back to childhood. He plays tennis semi-competitively a few times a week and has had the good fortune to watch plenty of live tennis as well as meet with some of the game’s legends over the years.

Tennisnerd follows the ATP World tour closely and writes about the tour, new tennis gear and other tennis related news every week.

Follow Tennisnerd on twitter for the latest news and opinions or on Instagram for the latest pics and videos. Tennisnerd is also active on its Youtube channel and facebook page.

PS. Are you interested in writing for Tennisnerd? Send a message to helloATtennisnerd.net DS.

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Running a website is a time-consuming hobby and to cover domain and hosting fees, Tennisnerd has partnered with a number of tennis companies. This means that if you buy tennis gear through one of the links on this website, we get a tiny slice in commission. In reality this is pretty much peanuts, but at least it’s something.

If you really enjoy TennisNerd and want to use a humble dollar or two in helping out you can donate through the below Paypal link or PayPal.Me/tennisnerd

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We are always looking for new and interesting partnerships. Everything from affiliate programs to exchanging links with other bloggers, or tennis writers who are interested in writing for the blog (can’t pay anything than recognition and links as of yet). We’re also keen in trying new tennis gear in exchange for honest reviews. Just contact us through e-mail tennisnerdnetATgmail.com and we’ll get back to you soon.


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Mike Piaget September 17, 2014 - 02:44

This is something I think readers of tennisnerd.net will be interested in. It’s an article and interactive web app that compares the records of the
greatest of all time (GOAT) candidates. Check it out here: http://www.aneki.com/federer-nadal-greatest-tennis-players.html

Please share with your readers and let me know your thoughts.

Best Regards,
Mike Piaget

Declan May 8, 2015 - 09:08

Just wanted to say I bought two rackets from Jonas, and it was a perfect transaction. They arrived within a few days to my address in London from Malta, were in great condition as described and Jonas was in touch the whole time. Would not hesitate to buy a racket from him again and his site is superb to boot.

Keep up the good work Jonas!


Tennisnerd May 8, 2015 - 11:17

Thanks Declan! Enjoy the sticks.

reini February 20, 2018 - 22:09

hi, I am looking for a old prince magnesium pro 90 racket in white color which cedric pioline played in the 90’s. Any helps? regards

Tennisnerd February 21, 2018 - 09:23

Hi Reini,
That’s a cool-looking retro racquet! I will let you know if I see one online. Cheers / Jonas

reini June 20, 2018 - 19:12

hi I am looking long time for a Prince Magnesium Pro 90 racket in white color that cedric pioline used in the 90’s. any helps? regards

Ron July 15, 2018 - 13:42

Great site, but is there some reason you guys don’t have the tension the pros string at? Even if you know what string they use, there’s a LOT of difference between stringing at 65 lbs. and stringing at 40 lbs. Thoughts?

Tennisnerd July 15, 2018 - 14:13

Hi Ron,
I agree, I have hesitated to write tension specs since they usually shift a bit depending on conditions, but I will try to update key posts with this information!

Cheers / Jonas

Ed seymore September 26, 2018 - 17:35

hi tennisnerd Any comments on lavers GOAT interview?
I reckon the GOAT has to be good at both singles and doubles ? what makes the best only half good?

Tennisnerd September 30, 2018 - 10:33

Hi Ed,
I have not seen it! Please send me a link 🙂

Regards / Jonas

robbie February 14, 2019 - 07:20

Will you be reviewing the new phantom pro 93P 14×18? i’m super curious about it as i wasn’t enamoured with the 18×20 pattern but loved the frame.

Tennisnerd February 14, 2019 - 11:12

They will be releasing a 14×18 Phantom? Had no idea. Do you have a source? I think a 16×18/19 would have done the job there.

Seth May 29, 2019 - 13:58

Anyone know where/how I can demo Angell rackets?

Tennisnerd June 9, 2019 - 18:51

I don’t think you can demo Angell racquets. But the resale value of them is quite good in case you don’t like them.

Brad Bixel June 8, 2019 - 23:02

You’ve got to try the Prince Textreme Beast Pro LB (Isner’s) from Tennis Warehouse!

Tennisnerd June 9, 2019 - 18:51

Yes, sounds like a true BEAST!

Leo Mack June 26, 2019 - 21:03

I understand that pros play pro stock rackets, and I don’t think they’re playing a 98” with Prestiges. I see a lot of pros playing 18×20 but I doubt they are playing the 95” head, 18×20, because it is very stiff at 65.
My buddy Gustavo Kuerten used to play the iPrestige 95 at 18×20 at around 60 stiffness, but technology changes and I don’t think the Prestige MP 95, 18×20, 65 is the same. What do you think?
93 at 16×19
95 at 16×19
99 at 18×19
Please advise.

Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 12:58

A lot of pros are using 95 sq inch head sizes with 18×20 or 16×19 patterns. They use natural gut and a poly string as a hybrid setup to soften the string bed. The newer Prestiges are stiffer, you are correct. The Pro Tour 630 and iPrestige are still popular on the pro tour.

Nigaude July 3, 2019 - 13:00

I am trying to contact you privately and do not see how to do this. On the page about Reily Olpelka, you’ve written: One of the players who have made the biggest …

One is singular so this should read: One of the players who HAS made the biggest…

Otherwise, glad to have discovered this site! Thanks for your info.

Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 10:42

Good spot! Appreciate the comment and will fix it.

PS. If you feel like my advice is really useful, please consider becoming a patron for $2 at patreon.com/tennisnerd and get exclusive content every week. DS.

oleanderson July 8, 2019 - 06:03

Hello Sir,
i need guest post here tennisnerd.ne
how much your price per post?
i want work with you regularly let me know if you agree
waiting your reply


Tennisnerd July 10, 2019 - 15:51

Hej Ole,
I have e-mailed you. Regards / J

chris dye September 18, 2019 - 15:08


I’m a fairly new tennis player. I’ve been playing for about three months now and moving to a different racket. I started off with the Pure Aero because I thought it looked cool, but the racket has way too much power for me and since I don’t hit with consistent heavy spin my balls tend to sail. I’ve been demo’ing the Blade 98, Pure Drive and Pure Strike. All three of these rackets feel good to me. I really can’t decide which I prefer more because of how new I am.

Any advice on which racket you would recommend for a beginner/intermediate player?

Tennisnerd September 26, 2019 - 08:12

Hi Chris,
I think if you value control and comfort, the Blade 98 should be your best bet. This is racquet you can enjoy and use from your level to an advanced player. That would be my recommendation. If you want a bit bigger sweet spot the Prince Textreme Tour 310 is a brilliant racquet as well. Either of those two and you will be good to go!

Regards / Jonas

PS. If you feel like my advice is really useful, please consider becoming a patron for $2 at patreon.com/tennisnerd and get exclusive content every week. DS.

Karim Essam January 11, 2020 - 21:18

Hey jason, great videos keep it up. Why do you think wilson spin effect rackets failed?. Although, they were good and offered a unique experience.

Tennisnerd January 12, 2020 - 08:44

Hi Karim,
My name is Jonas 🙂 But thanks for liking my videos. I am not sure actually, the 97S is still in the line-up. I just think many players disliked the way they “ate” strings. Prince is still doing their 14×18 93P so I think Wilson could have kept the Six One 95 18×16 in their line-up. That was a very nice racquet. Cheers / J

Karim Essam January 14, 2020 - 00:29

Sorry for the name mistake?. Can you tell me your thoughts about the steam 99s, and does it really have much more spin and plays better overall than the aero cause i wanna choose one but can’t decide.

Karim Essam January 14, 2020 - 00:30

Sorry for the name mistake?. Can you tell me your thoughts about the steam 99s, and does it really have much more spin and plays better overall than the aero cause i wanna choose one but can’t decide.

tom October 1, 2020 - 11:21

Hello there Jonas. Greetings from Germany

I am looking to sell my 3 Prince NX Graphite midsize racquets, Grip size 3. The green and silver racquets

Thanks! Postage from Berlin – Get in touch!

Tennisnerd October 1, 2020 - 14:15

Hi Tom,
Greetings from Malta. I’m not interested myself, but if someone is, they can comment here.

Gt yeung September 20, 2021 - 06:51

Hi I need some advice on strings. I used to play tennis a few years back and I used a lot of Ashaway crossfire string. I like that feel of the hybrid setup. Do you have any recommendation of hybrid strings today to get that type of feel. I would like to get back the way the string holds onto the ball, string durability is not that important

TN September 20, 2021 - 09:26

I think the Ashaway string hybrid is still available. A hybrid I like is Natural Gut 1.30 mains at 56 lbs and RS Lyon 1.25 Crosses at 54 lbs.

Michael Smith February 6, 2022 - 21:28

Hey how are things going for you !?

I am a huge fan of you videos and content…
I have just acquired the new head speed pro and I am over the moon with the performance !
I loved your review and was wondering if you sell any of your rackets after testing them ?

TN February 6, 2022 - 23:12

All good. Thanks! I rarely sell them these days, if I do, it’s usually my patrons that get the first opportunity.


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