Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero

Babolat has recently launched 2023 versions of the Pure Aero (or “PA”) and the Pure Aero Team (or “PAT”) so I thought it would be a good time to check out how these two rackets compare to each other.

Babolat’s Pure Aero range of tennis rackets is endorsed by several top tennis pros including Rafael Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Danielle Collins, and Leylah Fernandez.

This article will look at the racket specs of both frames so you can see which one might suit your game better!

Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero

Racket Specs Comparison – Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero

For the below racket comparison, I will compare the 2023 versions of both tennis rackets, which were released by Wilson on the 25th of August 2022.

Main Differences: The Pure Aero Team has a lower strung weight (10.60z vs 11.2oz), a lower swing weight (302 vs 322), a more head light balance (5 pts HL vs 4 pts HL), and a higher frame stiffness rating (67 vs 65).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), beam width (23mm / 26mm / 23mm), and string pattern (16 x 19).

Design:Babolat Pure Aero Team 2023Babolat Pure Aero 2023
Release Date:25/08/202225/08/2022
Head Size:100in100in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:301g (10.6oz)318g (11.2oz)
Swing Weight:302322
Balance:5 pts HL4 Pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6765
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Colors:White, Yellow, and BlackWhite, Yellow, and Black
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:7T,9T,7H,9H8T,8H
Grip Type:Babolat Syntec ProBabolat Syntec Pro

Head Size and Length

Both rackets have a 100in head size and a 27in racket length.

Strung Weight, Balance, and Swing Weight

As you would expect, the PAT (301g) has a lower strung weight when compared with the PA (318g) so the PAT will feel a good bit lighter in your hand.

The PAT (302) also has a much lower swing weight than the PA (322) so the PAT will be much easier to swing and be less tiring on your arm.

Frame Stiffness Rating

The PAT (67) has a higher stiffness rating than the PA (65) but the difference isn’t big enough for you to feel much of a difference.

To learn more about how a racket’s stiffness rating affects how arm friendly it is, check out my guide on the best tennis rackets for tennis elbow.

Power and Control

Both tennis rackets are low-medium powered frames with the PAT providing a little more power than the PA.

In terms of control, the PA gives you a bit more control over your shots.

Beam Width

Both of these tennis rackets have a 23mm / 26mm / 23mm beam width.

String Pattern

Both rackets have a 16×19 string pattern so they will be good at adding spin to your shots.


The only difference in terms of design is that the PAT has a white colored grip while the PA has a black colored grip.


In my opinion, the PAT will be the best option for the vast majority of recreational players (especially beginner to intermediate players) as it has a lower strung and swing weight than the PA, which means the PAT will be a lot more comfortable to play with over a prolonged period of time.

I would only recommend the PA to advanced players who have developed a full swing and have good technique on all their groundstrokes.

In terms of what playing styles these rackets suit, I think they would suit players who like to like to play from the baseline and hit lots of spin on their shots.

The extra weight you get with the PA, makes it the better option for players who like to go to the net.