The Pro Staff 97L Countervail is the lighter edition of Wilson’s new Pro Staff 97, weighing in at a more easily controlled 290 grams unstrung.
Considering its lighter weight, this is a remarkably stable racket, offering tight volleys and solid ball-striking for ground strokes. While it’s not as inherently powerful as the regular Pro Staff 97 or the RF Autograph edition, you’ll have no trouble generating pace with the 97L – it still plays like a Pro Staff.
It also features Countervail, Wilson’s latest dampening technology, which combines with the lighter weight to make this an immensely fun racket to play with. And it looks great too, mimicking the black-on-black design of the Autograph edition.
Always wanted to try a Pro Staff but been intimidated by its weight? The 97L is the answer, and what an answer it is.
Cross Section: 23MM Flat Beam
Head Size: 97 sq. in.
String Pattern: 16x19
Unstrung Balance: 325mm/6 Pts HL
Unstrung Weight: 290g
Make your racket unique to you with Racket iD, our premium quality personalisation service.
Previously only available to the pros, personalisation enhances your chosen product and lessens the risk of loss. And the best thing? It’s FREE!
A Pro:Direct personalised racket is a real one-off, created using the latest personalisation machinery in combination with our unrivalled experience and the largest selection of tennis rackets from all the top brands. Whether you want to let whoever you just beat in straight sets know exactly who you are, or make that gift extra special, Racket iD is your chance to get inventive and let Pro:Direct make your new racket truly yours.
Pro:Direct Tennis can offer competitive rates on worldwide delivery, as well as offering a free returns service to our customers in the UK. To check the delivery rates and times to your country click here:
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.