The new Babolat Play Pure Drive Lite v2 incorporates the world’s first connected tennis racket, which allows all types of players to live a unique experience based on progression, fun and sharing.
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.
The 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/her 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
Owing to the evolution of the game, the 2015 Pure Drive Lite has been updated to enable players to excel on faster surfaces, with more responsive balls and against more powerful players. Belonging in Babolat’s Puncher category for players who hit the ball at the top of the bounce, the new Pure Drive Lite arrives with exclusive Frame String Interaction technology (FSI) to bring more feel to players with each strike of the ball and better consistency on all strokes.
The Pure Drive Lite also retains its long-standing Cortex Technology, which consists of a Cortex Dampening System that supplies useful information to the player through the racket’s handle for perfect control upon every strike of the ball.
Ideal for players of all levels looking for power with manoeuvrability, forgiveness and versatility, the Pure Drive Lite offers one of the lightest and most manoeuvrable frames in the Pure Drive range.
Head size: 100in
Balance point: 330mm
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.