Racket review: Babolat AeroPro Drive


If you're looking for more spin, the AeroPro Drive is the master frame

It may be the racket of choice of Rafael Nadal, but the Babolat AeroPro Drive is ideal for aspiring juniors and club players

Yes, that’s Rafa’s racket – so what is a pro frame doing back here in club class? With many coaches now encouraging longer strokes and more extreme grips in order to load your drives with spin, the AeroPro Drive is the master frame.

Engineered for aerodynamics when slashing at the ball rather than meeting it square-on, the racket actively encourages you to play with more spin, making it a solid choice for aspiring juniors and club players alike, as well as those with a more advanced game.

Be warned, though – you’ll need to inject your own power into this one compared to the other rackets in this category – but you’ll be rewarded in spades.

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Posted by: tennishead

Babolat AeroPro Drive
RRP: £190
Head size: 100 sq.in
Unstrung weight: 300g
String pattern: 16x19
Balance: 32cm
Beam: 23-26mm

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