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Babolat Boost Wimbledon 5

Along with the trainers we were also sent two rackets the first we reviewed was the Boost which is targeted at beginners thanks to a very forgiving 680cm² head size which facilitates the centering of the ball by erasing small placement errors. From the very first exchanges, me and my wife had a rally that lasted more than 4 shots which was very encouraging. There are a few reasons for this, firstly I was going easy on her, secondly the head size made it easier for her to find the sweet spot and thirdly as the racket only weighs 260 grams it was lighter than my old racket which she normally uses.

The racket allows for easy handling in all areas of the game to facilitate rallies without feeling tired, even after hours of play, what surprised me is how on the occasion her forearm smashed it down the line with what looked like minimum effort.

The 16 x 19 string pattern will provide great spin on the ball while the stiffness of the frame (70 ra) will allow you to hit backhands and forehands at full power, she has now decided this is her racket and it was nice to play a game that lasted more than 15 minutes as there was no complaints that she was tired and it was great that we had a lot more rallies than normal. A great racket for beginner to intermediate levels. RRP £90

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The perfect racket for a beginner level.
  • Powerful
  • Lightweight
  • Good head size