Renowned for its power and topspin, the fifth generation of the famed Babolat AeroPro tennis racket, as used by Rafael Nadal, has been fitted with Babolat Play technology, which allows all types of players to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing.
Simply put, the Babolat Play and Connect consists of a sensored technological device located inside the handle of the Pure Drive racket that records downloadable play data via Bluetooth to a smartphone such as total number of shots, type of shots, first and second serve analysis, including power and spin, ball impact locator (sweetspot frequency) and power. You can also use the ‘tag’ button on the buttcap to review a match, set by set, or analyse a training session by the number of shots, average power, energy used, playing time, shot consistency and more.
Endorsed by Rafael Nadal, the AeroPro is named as such for its streamlined profile. Its revolutionary frame design is the result of extensive research, pinpointing players' needs in providing maximum playability for all skill levels. It comes complete with new Cortex Active Technology to give players the ultimate sensations, which transmits useful information to the player via a new handle construction, bringing that information to the player's hand for incredible control on every hit. The racket also benefits from Babolat’s legendary Woofer System, which is the first technology to enable the frame and strings to interact, delivering 25% longer ball-string time to provide greater precision and incredible feel.
The Babolat Play application is built around 6 universes: Pulse, Analyse, Evolution, Community, Versus and Skills. Get an overview of your game with PULSE, which is a dynamic interface that changes according to the power, technique and endurance of your game. ANALYSE your game data – the more you know about your game, the better you perform. Follow your EVOLUTION step by step – go back in time and track the progression of your game by comparing past sessions. Challenge your COMMUNITY and see where you stand in the global ranking and by category. Compare your performance VERSUS other players and friends on a one-to-one level. Improve your SKILLS by getting an easy look into which strokes you often use and which ones you haven’t implemented into your game.
The app is made up of 8 levels in much the same way as a game console consisting of Newbie, Rookie, Ace, Prodigy, Superstar, Fanatic, Galactic and Unlimited. To complete a level, you’ll need to hit a certain number of strokes (forehands, backhands, serves and smash). Once made, you’ll access the next level. But you’ll have to play regularly as your Skills level will decrease.
Babolat Play and Connect also has a handy Coach Mode feature that allows a coach access to each of his/hers student’s data.
Babolat Play is not only a racket; it’s a complete offer that integrates racket, website and mobile app that allows you to track your progression individually and through interaction with the wider tennis community.
What’s more, after 10 years of research and testing within the tennis community, the International Federation of Tennis (ITF) approved Babolat Play by authorising its use during matches.
Please note: the original technical specifications (head size, weight, balance, length) of the Pure Drive racket remain exactly the same with the Babolat Play and Connect to ensure you get precise data on your game.
Play connected and join the unlimited tennis community at babolatplay.com
Head size 100 sq. in
Balance Point 320mm
Please note, all Babolat rackets are supplied with a protective head cover.
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.