Prince Tennis Rackets – Review
American racket company Prince offers a wide variety of rackets to suit all styles of play.
With four major racket families, Tour, Phantom, Beast and Warrior, players of all standards are bound to find a high-quality option to suit their game.
With tour pros including John Isner and the Bryan brothers, you can see some high-level tennis being played with these sticks.
Although, perhaps they don’t have as many pros who they sponsor as some of the other brands. This shouldn’t detract from the quality of the Prince rackets as they make some extremely popular sticks.
The Prince Range
The Tour tennis rackets also carry the name of Textreme, the signature technology Prince uses in its rackets. The Textreme technology uses special carbon fibres that maximize strength to weight ratio.
This results in plenty of power and control, but also an exceptional feel. The Textreme Tour rackets offer a great blend of all the characteristics you could want with good power, spin, control, feel and comfort.
This makes the Textreme Tours a good option for a wide variety of players. Like all Prince models, the Tour rackets are available in a variety of different weights, head sizes and string patterns.
We often complain about tennis racket names being pretty boring but that can’t be said about Prince.
The thin beams of the Phantom rackets are ideal for players who love control and perfect feel. With rackets to suit intermediates and advanced players, these sticks are one of our favourites.
For players who love to swing through the ball with lots of speed and still keep plenty of control, these are great rackets to take a look at, maximizing control and a silky smooth feel.
Another great name!
Who wouldn’t want a beast of a racket?
The Beast series is another range with a huge amount of variety from lightweight rackets with big frames to heavier rackets with smaller frames. There’s a little something for everybody in the Beast range.
These tennis rackets tend to offer good manoeuvrability with plenty of power and spin and are a good alternative to rackets such as the Yonex Ezone and Babolat Pure Aero.
The Warrior range is yet another selection of Prince rackets that offers great diversity.
Perhaps appealing more to beginner and intermediate players, these rackets are highly manoeuvrable and offer a good blend of power, spin and feel.
A very popular racket with lots of club players using the Prince Warrior as a result.
Prince rackets can be a little bit confusing because they come with very different frames.
When you look at the end of the name of your racket it will often have letters such as P and O2 and it can be a little confusing as to what these signify.
T stands for Team.
It’s a similar weight category to the Babolat Team rackets and these sticks are weighted for beginner and intermediate players.
The P is pretty confusing – according to Tennis Warehouse, who provided the answer, it doesn’t mean anything, except it’s normally used for slightly heavier models.
O2 signifies the rackets that have Prince’s signature O2 ports. Rather than grommets where the string goes through, these are replaced by larger holes (O2 ports) which are aimed at adding extra comfort to the rackets.