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2024 Gear Guide

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By Cory Sekine-Pettite

As avid tennis players, we need to update/replace our clothes, shoes, and gear more often than the casual player. By virtue of all our court time, we simply wear through our stuff. Lucky for you, our 2024 Gear Guide has all the new equipment you need. Load up for a fresh, fun, and fashionable summer season!

RACQUETS & PADDLES
Babolat Pure Drive 30th Anniversary editionBabolat Pure Drive 30th Anniversary Racquet
This frame is hand-dipped in a stunning array of colors representing all 10 past models of this iconic racquet. Each one is a unique work of art. With its unparalleled combination of power, explosiveness, and feel, it’s no wonder the Pure Drive has remained the best-selling racquet in the world by tennis specialty retailers for over 20 years. babolat.com

 

 

Babolat Pure Strike 100 16/20 Racquet
Babolat Pure StrikeThe all-new Pure Strike 100 16/20 racquet is for aggressive counter-strikers whose game is centered around controlling the baseline. This is the most flexible racquet in the 4th generation of the Pure Strike range, giving you more control over your shots. Discover the unique feel and exceptional control of the new Pure Strike 100 16/20. babolat.com

 

 

HEAD Boom
HEAD BoomBlending explosive power with the enhanced, sensational feel of the new Auxetic 2.0 technology, the 2024 Boom allows you to play your best tennis while enjoying every moment. With a fresh, modern design in two colorways, the 2024 Boom Series will give players the greater stability they are seeking, while boosting their power and confidence. head.com/en_US/sports/tennis/boom-racquets

 

 

HEAD Speed
HEAD SpeedWith the introduction of the new Auxetic construction, the upgraded Speed is still made for speed and a fast game, and now has even more sensational feel. You can play fast while feeling every shot with a racquet that is part of the bestselling SPEED series. The Speed is available in Pro, MP, Team, and Team L. head.com/en_US/sports/tennis/boom-racquets

 

 

HEAD Radical Tour Raw
HEAD Radical Tour Raw paddleThe Radical Tour Raw is made for the versatile pickleball player who is looking for additional touch and grip on the ball. The Raw Carbon Hitting Surface provides an optimal grip on the ball and a soft and comfortable hitting feel. The Radical Tour Raw is also available in an EX model that comes with a longer handle for the two-handed backhand players. head.com/en_US/pickleball/paddle/radical.html

 

 

Prince Phantom
Prince PhantomBoasting the thinnest and most flexible beams on the market, Prince Phantom racquets deliver the surgical touch and buttery response of a bygone era. The Phantom balances classic control and feel with modern speed and spin. With its open 16×18 string pattern and easy acceleration, this racquet is not only built for aggressive baseline play, but it will also enable the skilled net player to drop the ball on a dime. Technologies include Prince’s updated Anti Torsion System, which now includes Zylon to deliver a slightly more stable feel. The Phantom family includes a variety of options for intermediate and advanced players. tennis-warehouse.com

 

 

O3 Prince Legacy 120
Prince Legacy 120The Prince O3 Legacy racquets are ideal for beginner and intermediate players who value comfort and power. Updated with a more stable construction, the O3 Legacy 120 offers an extremely powerful and comfortable hitting experience. Technologies include an Anti-Torque System at 10 & 2 o’clock in the hoop, which combines TexTreme (a thin carbon layer that enhances feel and stability) with Zylon, a synthetic polymer that further enhances stability without compromising maneuverability. The signature technology remains Prince’s time-tested O3 Port System, a grommet-less construction which allows the strings to absorb and transfer greater energy to the ball, while also providing an extremely plush and low-vibration hitting experience. tennis-warehouse.com

Wilson Blade 98 (16×19) V9
Wilson Blade 98Building on nearly 20 years of dominance, Wilson’s Blade performance racquets continue to be the preferred choice of avid competitors looking for ultimate control, feel, and stability. The Blade 98 has a sharper, more stable response that produces a more connected-to-the-ball feel. Featuring a new Emerald Night matte finish, the V9 has a braided graphite + basalt frame with a DirectConnect carbon fiber handle for enhanced torsional stability. It also features an open string pattern with a more forgiving response, which delivers consistent, spin-friendly shots. wilson.com/en-us

EZONE Aqua Night Black
Yonex EZONEThe 7th-generation EZONE series from Yonex delivers easy power and an improved, comfortable feel. Now available in the sleek and sophisticated Aqua Night Black color, this series is suitable for a wide range of players looking to dominate with controllable power and comfort. yonex.com/us 

 

 

 

 

SHOES
Babolat Jet Tere 2
Babolat Jet Tere 2The re-engineered Jet Tere 2 is designed to be Babolat’s ultra-lightweight shoe. At 320 grams, this is the lightest model in the Babolat range combining comfort and stability. To increase the comfort level from the previous model, Babolat made the midsole five percent thicker. In addition, the Matryx piece on the forefoot makes the shoe more stable which gives extra support for lateral movements. babolat.com

 

Babolat SFX Evo
Babolat SFX EVO WomenThe SFX EVO is the go-to shoe for comfort on any surface. There is ample room in the forefoot and extra cushion, making an unrivaled first-fit experience. Design-wise, the shoe is flexible and supportive in addition to being stylish for competing on the court or walking around town. babolat.com

 

 

FILA Mondo Forza
FILA Mondo ForzaBuilt with the aggressive baseliner in mind, FILA’s Mondo Forza strikes the perfect balance of flexibility, support and style, relying on data and research, proprietary technology, and the brand’s rich history in the sport to connect with the modern-day athlete. fila.com

 

 

 

FILA Axilus 3 Energized
FILA Axilus 3 EnergizedThe Axilus 3 Energized is the newest evolution of FILA’s most popular performance shoe. The premium performance tennis shoe offers a new level of responsiveness that allows for optimal agility on the court with an added level of maximum comfort for all players. fila.com

 

 

 

HEAD Pickleball Revolt Evo 2.0
HEAD Revolt Evo 2 pickleball shoe for womenExperience pure comfort in the Pickleball Revolt Evo 2.0 with plenty of cushioning, padding, and flexibility as well as an extra-wide fit. Available in sizes and styles for Men and Women. head.com/en_US/footwear/collections/pickleball.html

 

 

 

K-Swiss Pickleball Supreme
K-Swiss Pickleball SupremeThe Pickleball Supreme is the ultimate choice for competitive players seeking a light, responsive shoe with enhanced comfort features. Get ready to play your best with this top-performing model, featuring Surge 7.0 for maximum energy return, a new Durawrap flex upper for an ideal fit and added protection, plus a DragGuard 7.0 outsole for unbeatable durability. kswiss.com

K-Swiss Express Light Pickleball
K-Swiss Express Light PickleballDominate the court in the Express Light Pickleball. This lightweight and breathable shoe is perfect for both new and frequent players on hard or clay courts. Experience superior stability with a 180-degree Plantar Support Chassis and interlocking fibers in the heel grip lining to prevent slippage. Built to withstand tough matches, the Aosta rubber compound outsole provides heel-to-toe durability, while the DragGuard adds abrasion resistance. Plus, the Durawrap on the upper offers extra defense against excessive toe-dragging. kswiss.com

K-Swiss Hypercourt Supreme 2
K-Swiss Hypercourt Supreme 2The Hypercourt Supreme 2 is the new hero model of the hyper family with a more secure fit, increased comfort, and maximum durability. Its newly engineered soft bootie collar gives a sturdier fit around the ankle, and Durawrap X upper offers drag protection with flexibility for sprinting on the court. A dual-density midsole with lightweight Surgelite external foam provides optimal support, while a high rebound Shock Spring inner foam on the forefoot allows quicker reaction in every step. The Dragguard 7.0 rubber HB outsole is designed with a herringbone tread pattern for excellent balance between grip and slide on all court surfaces. kswiss.com

Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 6 AC
Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 6 ACRe-engineered from the ground up, the all-new Wave Exceed Tour 6 AC continues to set the standard for premium performance. The next generation of Mizuno Enerzy, Enerzy NXT — the lightest and most responsive Enerzy material yet — is integrated in the midsole at the forefoot to deliver explosive speed and change of direction for optimum performance and ultimate energy return. An updated Mizuno Wave plate and an expanded D-Flex Groove, greatly increase lateral stability and help turn your power into speed around the court. mizunousa.com

Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour
Mizuno Wave Exceed Tour 6 ACDesigned for the advanced tennis or pickleball player, the all-new Wave Enforce Tour AC is the ideal shoe for powerful competitors who love to dictate points from the baseline. Equipped with Mizuno Enerzy throughout the footbed, the Enforce Tour provides high energy return and plush cushioning for quick transitions without added weight. The DuRubber outrigger outsole supports forceful rotational movement, maximizing stroke power and footwork stability, and works in conjunction with a unique upper blend of CPU and mesh to produce a professional level of durability. mizunousa.com

Prince Venom
Prince VenomCarrying on the stability and comfort for which Prince is known, the Venom infuses modern technologies to withstand the forces of aggressive movement on the court. Cushioning in the heel helps absorb shock, while a lower-to-the-court ride in the forefoot helps you to feel connected, and ready to sprint for the next shot. Strategically placed TPU on the upper provides durability and drag protection, while the comfortable mesh allows for breathability and a plush feel. tennis-warehouse.com

Prince T22
Prince T22Prince’s flagship shoe, the T22 continues to provide players with classic cushioning and feel. Loaded with support and stability, this shoe also offers players comfortable underfoot cushioning. The mesh upper provides good breathability and ventilation while the outsole is ultra-durable. All Prince T22 styles — Classic T22, T22.5 and T22 Lite — come with a 6-month outsole durability guarantee. These tried-and-true shoes continue to be favorites for players of all levels because of their dependability on the court. Great for pickleball! tennis-warehouse.com

Wilson Rush Pro 4.0
Wilson Rush Pro 4.0The Rush Pro 4.0 upgrades dynamic court movement thanks to a pair of innovations in the midsole and outsole. The 4D Support Chassis 2.0 splits the chassis into two pieces for a dual purpose: one piece runs under the foot for enhanced support and forward propulsion, while the other runs laterally for additional stability and control. In the forefoot of the midsole, Energy Cell features a lightweight EVA foam designed to optimize the transfer of body weight through impact for more explosive propulsion. Layer in a sleek silhouette, and the result is a shoe that takes the popular Rush Pro franchise to all-new heights for both design and performance. wilson.com/en-us

ECLIPSION 5 Clay Court Edition
Yonex Eclipsion 5The ECLIPSION 5 from Yonex offers enhanced stability and durability with improvements in comfort and rebound speed. Its upper material includes durable skin for drag protection and flexibility. Its Power Cushion+ technology ensures a plush, energetic stride while its Endurance Rubber II sole holds up strong to clay court use. A unique tread pattern is specifically engineered to grip clay for optimal on-court movement. yonex.com/us

 

PERFORMANCE WEAR
FILA Short Sleeve Crew and Woven Court Short
FILA Short Sleeve CrewThe Short Crew features is a perfect mix of style and functionality. The top features a whitecap gray contrast color piecing against the elemental blue at the front chest, made with breathable material that moves with you. The Woven Court Short is a staple to the Center Court Collection. The shorts offer front angled ball pockets with a pleated hem for extra ball mobility, a drawcord at interior of waistband and a 7” inseam. Available in elemental blue and whitecap gray, these shorts are the perfect pair to mix and match with any of the tops from the collection. fila.com

 

 

FILA Woven Court Track Jacket and Pant
FILA Woven Court Track Jacket and PantThe Woven Court Track Jacket and Pant come together to round out the Center Court collection and create a sleek whitecap gray monochromatic look to be worn to warm up or cool down, on or off-court. The jacket features a mock neck collar with a front full zipper, front angled welt pockets and rib sleeve cuffs and bottom band. The pant features a rib waistband and leg cuffs, a drawcord at the interior of the waistband, front angled on-seam welt pockets and cut-line detailing. fila.com

 

 

 

FILA Racerback Tank and A-Line Skort
FILA Racerback Tank and A-Line SkortThe Center Court collection introduces FILA’s latest colorway of the classic Racerback Tank: elemental blue. The tank includes an inside self-fabric bra with removable cups, mesh piecing detail at front and back yoke, and FILA’s classic F-box patch logo at the wearer’s left chest. The Center Court collection introduces FILA’s latest colorway and pattern of the A-Line Skort. The swirl print is available in a elemental blue/celestial blue and malachite/viridis green colorway. The skort offers functionality and ease with its 13 ½” length and inside forza ball short. fila.com

 

 

FILA Advantage Track Jacket and Pant
FILA Advantage Track Jacket and PantWorn separately or paired together, the Advantage Track Jacket and Pant are the perfect on- or off-court layering essentials. The Center Court collection duo offers stretch woven fabric with a stretch illusion mesh body lining with unique breathability features built into both for peak functionality. The jacket features front kangaroo pockets, front full zipper, mesh-lined eyelets at the underarms for extra breathability. The pant features perforated mesh side and back leg paneling, on seam welt pockets, drawcord at the interior of the waistband and a 10” zipper at the ankle opening. fila.com

 

 

Rib Sleeveless Polo & Shockin’ Radiance Skirt
Lucky In Love Rib Sleeveless Polo & Shockin’ Radiance SkirtSporty and feminine fashion flair share the court in this classic, hip fit polo and double-tier flounce skirt by Lucky In Love. The higher waist skirt features watercolor print — the new tie-dye for the season, an elastic waist band, and a design that allows for ease in movement. Sherbet color is done right in Lucky’s lightweight variegated performance rib fabric. shopluckyinlove.com

 

 

 

Classic Stripes Rib Tank and Long High Waist Stripe Skirt
Lucky In Love Classic Stripes Rib Tank and Long High Waist Stripe SkirtClassic whites never go out of style. Lucky in Love’s inverted pleat tank in performance rib fabric features classic watercolor pinstripe detail. The modern high-low shirttail hemline adds a contemporary flair to this preppy look. The classic white tennis skirt gets some fun updates with a retro-inspired elastic waistband and complimentary watercolor pinstripe side panel detail for a pop of color. It’s all done on an ultra-lightweight performance pique fabric. shopluckyinlove.com

 

 

Capri Wave Polo & Blue Heat short
K-Swiss Capri Wave Polo and Blue Heat shortA modern approach to the classic tennis polo for the modern-day athlete. The deconstructed chest stripe breaks the boundaries of classic tennis apparel, taking your game to new heights in an off-white color that pays homage to the K-Swiss heritage. K-Swiss brought the Cali love in this orion-colored performance short featuring a 7” inseam. Stretch woven performance fabric makes every move that much easier while the moisture-wicking keeps you cool and dry. The surfer checkerboard pattern pays homage to the K-Swiss California heritage. kswiss.com

 

 

Blue Heat Short Sleeve & Ripstop Short
K-Swiss Blue Heat Short Sleeve & Ripstop Short A dynamic short sleeve that gives you edge on the court. Done in a new window-pane grid performance jersey fabric with moisture-wicking that keeps you dry and cool for those long five-setters. Pair it with boxing-inspired shorts that will have you ready to rumble on the court. The shorts feature a lightweight stretch woven fabric with a ripstop texture and provide maximum breathability. kswiss.com

 

 

 

 

Endgame Tank & Elevate Short
K-Swiss Endgame Tank & Elevate Short K-Swiss pairs this performance compression tank with an ultra-lightweight short, focusing heavy on performance. Designed to hit at the high-hip, this high-neck top also features classic pinstripes redefined in a jacquard pattern. The short features a woven fabric and compressing shortie giving you the freedom and flexibility to move while keeping dry and confident. Sophistication at its best. kswiss.com

 

 

Accelerate Crop Tank & Pro Skirt
K-Swiss Accelerate Crop Tank & Pro Skirt K-Swiss’ sleek, aerodynamic, compression top brings a fresh approach to the classic tennis look. Designed to hit at the high-waist, giving you the freedom and coverage to move as well as moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable on the court. Pair it with the ultra-lightweight, performance woven skirt that won’t limit your movement or your game. The skirt also features a cinched waistband and a compression shorty for comfort. kswiss.com

 

Yonex 2024 Paris Collection
Yonex Paris CollectionThis tournament apparel collection combines state-of-the-art cooling technology with a fresh, bold design that captures the drama, sounds, and emotions of Roland Garros. yonex.com/us

 

 

 

 

 

BAGS & EQUIPMENT
Babolat RH6 Pure Strike Bag
Babolat Pure Strike bagThe new RH6 Pure Strike bag was created to be carried closer to your body, bringing your center of gravity forward, and making it more comfortable. In addition, this bag is designed to be more durable and heat-resistant than the previous models. The bag has two large compartments for up to six racquets and two pairs of shoes. With Babolat’s innovative design, the bag can sit upright to easily access your gear. babolat.com

 

 

Fast Track Tennis
Fast Track TennisFast Track Tennis is a patented solo trainer that sets up anywhere such as a garage, driveway, or basement, and feeds 20 real balls per minute (1,200 per hour) in a continuous “hit-catch-return” loop. No court or partner needed and no wasted time picking up balls. Free smartphone apps offer sophisticated ball tracking metrics and connected leaderboard game with monthly prizes. FastTrackTennis.com

FILA Fully Loaded Tennis Bag
FILA Fully Loaded bagThe FILA Fully Loaded Tennis bag is the most effective and stylish way to get your gear to and from the courts with ease. With two separate racquet compartments and four accessory pockets, this comfortable and classy backpack is truly a one-stop-shop for your haul to and from the courts. fila.com

 

 

 

 

Lobster Elite Two
Lobster Elite TwoThe Elite Two is geared toward intermediate and advanced intermediate players. The triple oscillation feature, which produces shots at random width and depth, places emphasis on strong footwork and the ability to adapt to the types of variable shots one sees in match play. This machine comes with our compact and versatile, elite 10-function remote or elite 10-function Wi-Fi remote for Apple. lobstersports.com

Lobster Elite Grand Four
Lobster Elite Grand Four When you buy a grand series machine, you are buying a digital practice partner. The Elite Grand Four is equipped with 6 pre-loaded, 6-shot drills that simulate the most popular styles of play: grinder, all courter, power baseliner, moonballer, slicer, and lefty. Practice against your nemesis with the push of a button This machine comes with either the grand 20-function remote or grand 20-function Wi-Fi remote control for Apple. lobstersports.com

 

 

Lobster Phenom Two
Lobster PhenomThe Phenom Two is a fully programmable machine that incorporates digital technology to produce complex functionality through a very simple user interface. For a quick, hassle free workout, use the twelve, pre-programmed drills. Feeling more ambitious? Build your own drills that can shoot to 18 shot locations with customized speed, spin, and feed rate. This machine comes with either the grand 20-function remote, grand 20-function Wi-Fi remote control for Apple or a 20-function remote + 20-function Wi-Fi Apple remote combo. lobstersports.com

 

The Pickle by Lobster
The Pickle by Lobster The pickle by Lobster is a full-featured pickleball machine that outperforms all others on the market. The pickleball machine throws balls up to 60 mph and offers both heavy top and backspin. This machine comes with the elite 2-function remote control. lobstersports.com

 

 

 

The Pickle Champion
The Pickle Champion by LobsterOffering cutting-edge technology unrivaled among pickleball ball launchers, the all-digital pickleball machine, The Pickle Champion by Lobster feels like you are playing against another human being! With the push of a button, players can set endless options for personalized training or choose from the six pre-loaded drills for instant play with this upgraded machine. The Pickle Champion comes with either the grand 20-function remote or grand 20-function Wi-Fi remote control for Apple. lobstersports.com

 

 

Blade V9 Super Tour Backpack
Wilson Blade backpackPrized for its best-in-class functionality for tennis players, Wilson’s Blade Super Tour Backpack provides hands-free convenience and room for all the essentials. Inspired by the Blade V9’s sleek, dynamic design, this spacious backpack has a padded compartment for two racquets and another for a laptop or tablet. A ventilated pocket is designed to separate a pair of shoes from the rest of the bag. Other compartments store gear, equipment, and personal effects. Locking zippers keep valuables secure, while the adjustable straps make it comfortable to carry. wilson.com/en-us 

 

STRINGS & THINGS
HEAD Hawk Power
HEAD Hawk Power Designed for high-performance players, and made in the United States, the Hawk Power tennis strings add explosive power and control to your game. head.com/en_US/hawk-power-281022.html

 

 

Luxilon LXN Eco Spin Tennis String
Wilson LuxilonLuxilon’s Eco Spin is a durable polyester string designed for ultimate precision and tension maintenance. The pentagon string shape offers great spin potential, grabbing the ball on contact and adding devastating arc to its flight. If you’re looking for additional control to keep your shots in the court and want a sustainable choice, Eco Spin delivers, helping ambitious players take their game to the next level. Not only is this string made of 100% recycled materials, but it is also biodegradable. wilson.com/en-us

Prince Premier Control
Prince Premier ControlPhenomenal comfort, controllable power, and outstanding price are delivered with Prince Premier Control. This legendary Prince string features a firm tri-core construction inside a bed of very soft and pliable filaments. The result is a versatile multifilament that combines comfort with an impressive level of control. Prince Premier Control is a great string for any player preferring a soft, arm-friendly response and easy targeting on big cuts. tennis-warehouse.com

Pro Penn Marathon
Pro Penn MarathonPro Penn Marathon Extra-Duty Felt is Penn’s longest lasting tennis ball featuring exclusive Encore™ Technology for a 22% longer lasting core and high tenacity LongPlay® Felt for extended play, and is geared toward hard courts. The new and improved packaging can be recycled more easily and includes Midori Bio additives that helps to improve the biodegradability. It’s the same great ball, better packaging. head.com/en_US/pro-penn-marathon.html

 

 

 

Tourna Pickle Pocket
Tourna Pickle PocketNo pockets, no problem! Pickle Pocket clips on to your waist and holds two pickleballs. uniquesports.us

 

 

 

Tourna Edge Guard
Tourna Edge GuardProtect your investment in the pickleball game with the super durable woven Edge Guard (three widths to choose from). uniquesports.us

 

 

 

Tourna Mega Wrap for Pickleball
Tourna Mega WrapShow your USA spirit with a flag patterned overgrip. It has a tacky feel so you can play your best. uniquesports.us

 

 

 

Tourna Mini Hopper
Tourna Mini HopperThe Tourna Mini Hopper can be used for both tennis and pickleball! uniquesports.us

 

 

 

Yonex POLYTOUR PRO
Yonex Polytour ProA perpetual fan favorite, the POLYTOUR PRO is on the softer side of the polyester spectrum and very spin-friendly. A solid, durable string that is a great choice for aggressive, big hitting players. yonex.com/us

 

 

Yonex Dry Super Grap
Yonex Dry Super Grap Engineered for peak performance, this grip boasts a cutting-edge texture designed for exceptional sweat absorption. It ensures a steadfast hold, allowing players to wield their racquets with unmatched precision and control. yonex.com/us

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