Best Cheap Tennis Rackets Under $100

As mentioned in our recent article on buying used tennis rackets, tennis can be an expensive hobby so we thought we would look at some of the best cheap tennis rackets you can get for under $100.

We tried to find some affordable rackets that had specs similar to popular and more expensive rackets such as the Babolat Pure Drive and the Wilson Clash 98.

Best Cheap Tennis Rackets Under $100

5 Best Cheap Tennis Rackets under $100 Dollars

HEAD Microgel Radical Midplus Tennis Racket

HEAD Microgel Radical Midplus - Best Cheap Tennis Rackets

One of the biggest downsides to buying a budget tennis racket under $100 is that the rackets in this price range are often oversized tennis rackets that generate plenty of power but very little in the way of control.

However, the Head Microgel Radical Midplus is one budget racket that offers good power without sacrificing too much control.

The Head Microgel Radical Midplus comes with a 98in² head size and is a relatively heavy racket at 312g unstrung.

The small head size, 18×20 string pattern, and weight of the racket make it more suitable for players hitting with a single handed backhand.

Head Microgel Radical Midplus Tennis Racket Specs

Racket SpecsHead Microgel Radical Midplus
Head Size:98in²
Racket Length:27in
Strung Weight:312g
Balance:2 pts HL
Swingweight:315g
String Pattern:18 x 20
Beam Width:22mm
Stiffness Rating: 62

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HEAD Graphene XT Radical S

HEAD Graphene XT Radical S

The Head Graphene XT Radical S is an oversized racket that is more suited to beginner tennis players.

The racket has a lower swing weight and is more headlight than the HEAD Microgel Radical Midplus so it will be more maneuverable for beginners to play with.

The tennis racket’s relatively thick beam and oversized head size mean that generating power with this racket will not be an issue.

The Head Graphene XT Radical S would be our recommendation for the best intermediate tennis racket under $100.

Head Graphene XT Radical S Specs

Head Size:102in²
Racket Length:27in
Strung Weight:295g
Balance:4 pts HL
Swingweight:301g
String Pattern:16 x 19
Beam Width:22mm / 25mm / 23mm
Stiffness Rating: 60

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Head Metallix Spark Tour Stealth

Head Metallix Spark Tour Stealth

The Head Metallix Spark Tour Stealth is a slightly lighter racket than the two rackets mentioned above and is primarily aimed at casual tennis players who aren’t playing on a weekly basis.

The Spark Tour Stealth will give you plenty of power on your shots but this will come at the cost of control.

Head Metallix Spark Tour Stealth Specs

Head Size:100in²
Racket Length:27in
Weight:275g
Balance:3 pts HL
String Pattern:16 x 19
Beam Width:23mm

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Yonex EZONE ACE Deep Blue

Yonex EZONE ACE Deep Blue

The Yonex EZONE ACE Deep Blue is the first tennis racket on this list that has a head heavy balance so if you are used to playing with a head light racket then this racket may take some time to get used to.

The combination of the head heavy balance, its swing weight, and the oversized head size will mean you will get plenty of power behind your groundstrokes and volleys with your Yonex EZONE ACE Deep Blue tennis racket.

But as always with these rackets, this comes at the cost of feel and control on your shots.

Yonex EZONE ACE Deep Blue Specs

Head Size:102in²
Racket Length:27in
Strung Weight:275g
Balance:3 pts HH
Swingweight:307g
String Pattern:16 x 19
Beam Width:24mm / 26.5mm / 23mm
Stiffness Rating: 67

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Babolat Boost Drive

Babolat Boost Drive

The Babolat Boost Drive has the biggest head size amongst the rackets on this list so it is definitely aimed more at beginner tennis players.

Similar to the Yonex EZONE ACE Deep Blue, the Boost Drive has a head heavy balance to help beginners get more power on their shots.

Overall, the racket is good for someone just starting out in tennis and wants a decent racket that won’t break the bank.

Babolat Boost Drive Specs

Head Size:105in²
Racket Length:27in
Strung Weight:272g
Balance:3 pts HH
Swingweight:312g
String Pattern:16 x 19
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Stiffness Rating: 65

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