Tennis

Wilson Pro Staff RF 97L (No Cover) 2019

Manufacturer Part# WRT74191U
SKU: MCPSG
Price: $219.00

All new in 2018, the Pro Staff 97L features the elegant design of Roger's Pro Staff RF97 in a lighter, more powerful Pro Staff frame. A highly maneuverable racquet around the net, the Pro Staff 97L delivers the classic touch and feel of this iconic franchise for superior performance.
ABOUT PRO STAFF: Pinpoint precision. Supreme class. Quintessential feel. Continuing in the vein of Wilson's new design DNA featuring bold and elegant frames, the new Pro Staff puts a twist on the wildly popular black models. In the words of Roger Federer, "the tuxedo racquet has found its shirt." Flashing a white matte finish at 3 and 9 o'clock, this racquet combines a sleek look with the classic control and feel that tennis players around the world have come to love. The next evolution of ultimate performance has arrived to the Pro Staff franchise.
  • Web Description: Wilson Pro Staff RF 97L (No Cover) 2019
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Headsize: 97 sq. in.
  • Length: 27"
  • Beam Width: 23mm Flat Beam
  • Weight Strung: 305g/(10.7 oz.)
  • Racquet/Player Type: Advanced
  • Color(s): Black/White
  • Composition/Construction: Braided Graphite
  • String Pattern(Mains X Crosses): 16 x 19
  • Recommended String Tension: 50-60 lbs.
  • Balance: 32.5cm/(12.8 in.) - Head Light
  • Grip Type: Leather - Black
  • Swing Type: Fast, Long
  • Endorsed by: Roger Federer
Grip Sizing Chart

Grip Size Conversion Charts

  • 0 = 4"
  • 1 = 4 1/8"
  • 2 = 4 1/4"
  • 3 = 4 3/8"
  • 4 = 4 1/2"
  • 5 = 4 5/8"

Finding Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size?

Fromuth carries tennis racquets with grip sizes ranging from less than 4" for juniors to 4 5/8" for the largest adult hands. This might not seem like much of a range, but the difference even 1/8" makes is surprising. Too large a grip can strain your hand, and prolonged use of too small a grip can injure your hand, wrist, and elbow.


The most commonly used method for finding your exact grip size is as follows: On your dominant hand, note that your palm has three main creases. Hold your hand flat, with the fingers alongside one another. Measure from the middle crease of your palm, up the line between your middle and ring fingers, to a point equal to the height of the tip of your ring finger. For the average woman, this measurement will fall between 4 1/8" and 4 3/8", for men between 4 1/2" and 4 5/8 ". Juniors will usually measure less than 4".


Generally, if you're between eighths when you measure, you'll be better off going with the larger grip. A grip 1/16" too large will be comfortable, while a slightly small one might not. On the other hand, a slightly small grip can be fattened up easily with an overwrap, whereas a too-large grip would have to be shaved down which is not always possible. Overwraps can't fatten a grip effectively more than 1/8" though, because each layer of overwrap adds to the rounding off of the bevel edges on your handle.


For Junior Racquets, exact size matching can be difficult. Often, the best you can do is to get a racquet that's fairly close. For juniors, a grip slightly large is preferable to slightly small both for the reasons stated above, and because they will grow into it.