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The holiday season is swiftly approaching and what better time than now to buy the tennis player in your life a brand new racquet. The list below is sure to accommodate any skill level from amateur to pro.

Prince Thunder Scream ($79.99)

PTSOne of the biggest things to keep in mind when buying a new racquet is weight. You want one that’s neither too light, nor too heavy. Most racquets over 320g are powerful, yet sometimes difficult to maneuver if you’re just starting out. This racquet weighs in around 275g and is a great beginner to mid-level racquet that will grow with skill level. The Dura Pro + grip provides comfortable support and sturdy grip.

Babolat Pure Strike 100 ($149.00) 

BPSReady to play like a pro? Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, one of the top men’s singles players also uses the Babolat Pure Strike racquet. Approximately 290g unstrung, the Pure Strike series adds power and spin to every hit. This is definitely recommended for long-time players looking to add something new to their collection. The Babolat is currently on sale via Tennis Warehouse.

Wilson Blade 104 ($199.00)

Wblade104The new, updated Blade 104 is lightweight, user friendly, and includes an extended length that guides control. Best when strung with a multifilament for ultimate comfort, this racquet is perfect for quick exchanges, overheads, and serves. Professional players like Serena Williams are partial to the Blade 104 making it the perfect gift for casual and serious players alike.

Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Take some time to shop around and find the best deals in your area. Regardless of where you shop, your loved one won’t be disappointed to receive any racquet listed above. Maybe pick one up for yourself too!

** Quick note: When buying racquets online, the listed weight is typically the unstrung measurement. Be sure to account 20 – 30g extra for the total strung weight. The recommended grip size is as follows: 2 (4 2/8) or 3 (4 3/8) for women and 3 (4 3/8) or 4 (4 1/2) for men.