10Rate Announces its Top 10 Best Tennis Racquets for 2012 | Prince and Head Awarded for Best Quality and Best Value

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10Rate.com Tennis editor and reviewer Dee Davis rates and reviews the 2012 best Tennis Racquets on a scale of 1-10

Wilson Six One Tour BLX

The Wilson Six One Tour BLX placed number 3 on 10rate's Top Ten Tennis Racquets for 2012 with a score of 9 out of 10.

“This Prince racquet delivers tight control. The racquet lets you feel the response so you can gauge your hits. You provide the power, and the racquet swings so quickly that it feels like it’s slicing through the air."

10Rate reviewer Dee Davis and other 10Rate staff selected 10 of the best Tennis Racquets for 2012 based on their intended level. A set of nine criteria was used to judge the selection as follows:

1. Heavy enough to add a punch to shots and provide great control
2. Light enough to be easy to maneuver (and easy to arm)
3. Solid feel and response
4. Reduced vibrations
5. Produces a good spin on the ball
6. Suited for hitting balls at the baseline and volleying at the net
7. Strong, sturdy construction that maintains its quality
8. Good value for the price
9. Good length and comfortable grip

The annual Top 10 Best Tennis Racquets 2012 awards list recognized the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 racquet for Best Quality this year, Davis noting it in the review for “the greatest precision and accuracy in shots.” The review went on, “This Prince racquet delivers tight control. The racquet lets you feel the response so you can gauge your hits. You provide the power, and the racquet swings so quickly that it feels like it’s slicing through the air. Even if you’re an aggressive player, the Rebel 95 holds up its consistent performance and solid construction of graphite.”

10Rate's editors also awarded the Best Value award for Tennis Racquets to the Head Tis5 tennis racquet. Receiving an 8 of possible 10 rating, its top features were the “comfortable grip, lightweight feel, and great control.” The review also stated, “Easy to wield and maneuver at only 8.74 ounces strung, it has an enlarged sweet spot and handles shots at all kinds of angles. Even with a slow, compact swing it delivers great power.”

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Best Tennis Racquets Reviews went to the Wilson WRT32080U Tennis Racquet. The review described it as “a beginner’s racquet with lightweight yet powerful construction. … At just 8 ounces, it’s easy to wield and swing, and its enlarged sweet spot guarantees you’ll hit even those off-center shots with some power. In fact, if you’re used to really whacking at the ball, you may find yourself hitting it outside the fence with this racquet.” 10Rate also explained that the Best Budget winner is available for $14.86.

Prince, Wilson, Babolat, and Head all made the Comparison Tennis Racquets Ratings list with multiple racquet models this year. Earning the top spot in overall rating, the Prince EXO3 Black 100 Tour Series Review stated the following: “While this racquet is on the heavier side at 11.4 ounces, it’s suited to experienced players who want some oomph behind their hits and it shouldn’t strain the arm or elbow. The head has 100 square inches and produces some spin on shots, all while giving you great control.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

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