Wilson Pro Staff X vs 97

In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Wilson Pro Staff X and Wilson Pro Staff 97 to see how these two rackets compare to each other.

Wilson Pro Staff X vs 97

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.

General infoPS XPS 97
Release Date:17/02/202317/02/2023

Racket Specs – Pro Staff X vs 97

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pro Staff X and Pro Staff 97 tennis rackets.

Both tennis rackets have very similar specs with the main differences being the head size (100in vs 97in) and the swing weight (322 vs 332).

The larger head size and lower swing weight will make the PS X the better option for most recreational players.

Specs:PS X (V14)PS 97 (V14)
Year Released:20232023
Design:Pro Staff V14Pro Staff V14
Head Size:100in97in
Strung Weight:332g (11.71oz)332g (11.7oz)
Unstrung Weight:315g (11.11oz)315g (11.11oz)
Swing weight:322332
Balance:7pts HL7pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6666
Player Level:AdvancedAdvanced
Beam Width:21.5 mm21.5 mm
Colors:Orange-Brown (Rust)Orange-Brown (Rust)
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:7T,9T,7H,9H7T,9T,7H,9H
Grip Type:Pro PerformancePro Performance

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

Racket:PS X (V14)PS 97 (V14)
Pros:Good mix of power, control, and spinTons of control, will suit all court players who like to finish the point at the net
Cons:Relatively heavy frameA relatively heavy frame that is not very forgiving

Head to Head

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

H2HPS X (V14)PS 97 (V14)
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelPS X (V14)PS 97 (V14)

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pro Staff range of tennis rackets is currently endorsed by Ons Jabeur, Petra Kvitova, Grigor Dimitrov, Reilly Opelka, and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the official Wilson website.