Professional tennis racket for amateurs - the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS review

Reviewing my ex tennis racket - the premium light racket in the Pro Staff family, the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS


Wilson Pro Staff 97LS - sold
My Wilson Pro Staff 97LS - already sold
The Wilson Pro Staff 97LS is a fine tennis racket that I have used for over an year before I switch to a racket from Wilson's Blade series - currently the Blade Team 99L and soon the Blade 98L. I am using mostly rackets of the Light series mostly because of the fact that I have never trained tennis professionally, even though I take part in amateur tournaments. After an year with the Pro Staff 97LS I would say this is one of the best rackets for amateurs who want to keep up with latest professionals and strike some big shots with lightweight racket.
Once more I will remind you the mains specs of the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS tennis racket:
  • 97 sq. in. / 625.81 sq. cm.
  • Length: 27in / 68.58cm
  • Strung Weight: 10.8oz / 303.34g
  • Balance: 13.1in / 33.27cm / 3 pts HL
  • Swingweight: 314
  • Stiffness: 67
  • Beam Width: 23mm / 23mm / 23mm /
  • Composition: Graphite
  • Power Level: Low-Medium
  • Stroke Style: Medium-Full
  • Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
  • Racquet Colors:Black
  • Grip Type: Wilson Synthetic
  • String Pattern: 18 Mains / 16 Crosses
  • Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
  • One Piece
  • No Shared Holes
  • String Tension: 50-60 pounds

What makes the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS perfect for amateurs who want to play with professional racket is the stiffness of the frame and the premium materials that it is made of. By comparing it with other models from Wilson\s model line I would say the Pro Staff series feels like the most premium in all its configurations - the L, LS, ULS, the ones with the new Countervail material, all of the Pro Staff rackets in general.

Soon I will share more details about the new rackets that I am using these days - the Blade Team 99L and Blade 98L.

Please let me know what's your opinion about the Wilson Pro Staff 97LS, do you think it really deserves to be in the Pro Staff series or it is way too "soft" and lightweight to be a professional racket.

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