The Ultra 100 and the Clash 100 are two of Wilson’s best selling tennis rackets and it is easy to see why as they both offer a great balance of power, control, and spin for beginner to intermediate tennis players.
Wilson released version 4 of the Ultra 100 in September 2022 while version 2 of the Clash 100 was released in February 2022.
Wilson Ultra 100 vs Clash 100 – Racket Specs Comparison
In the comparison below, I have the V4 of the Ultra 100 and the V2 of the Clash 100.
Wilson has yet to confirm when V5 of the Ultra and V3 of the Clash 100 will be released.
|Ultra 100||VS||Clash 100|
|318g (11.2oz)||Strung Weight:||312g (11.0oz)|
|4 pts HL||Balance:||7 pts HL|
|24.0mm – 26.5mm – 25.0mm||Beam Width:||24.5mm|
|Carbon Fiber Graphite||Composition:||Graphite|
|Blue and Black||Colors:||Black, Grey, and Red|
|16 Mains * 19 Crosses||String Pattern:||16 Mains * 19 Crosses|
|Check Price on Wilson.com||Price:||Check Price on Amazon|
Both rackets share a lot of similarities including both having a 100in head size, a racket length of 27in, and a 16 x 19 string pattern.
In terms of differences, the Ultra 100 V4 has a slightly higher strung weight (318g vs 312g) and heavier swing weight (317 vs 313) but you won’t feel a huge difference in terms of weight when you are swinging these two tennis rackets.
The Clash 100 (7 pts HL) is more headlight than the Ultra 100 (4 pts HL) so the Clash 100 will be slightly more maneuverable when you are at the net.
In terms of frame stiffness rating, the Ultra 100 has a relatively high stiffness rating of 70 so it would not be ideal for anyone who has suffered from tennis elbow in the past.
In contrast, the Clash 100 (57) has a super low stiffness rating for a frame of its type so it would be a very good choice for anyone looking for an arm friendly frame.
If you are unsure about whether you should buy either of these rackets, then I have listed some of my recommendations below based on some typical tennis player types and skill levels.
As always, I would recommend that you take advantage of one of the demo programs available online so that you can properly demo both rackets before you commit to buying either racket.
Although there isn’t a huge difference in terms of racket specs between the two rackets, I definitely feel like the Wilson Clash 100 would be better suited for beginners as it has a slightly better balance of power, spin, and control when compared with the Wilson Ultra 100.
Both of these rackets would suit most Intermediate Players but if you pushed me to pick one over the other, I would go with the Clash 100 as I love the feel this racket offers and its arm friendly features will save you a lot of pain down the line.
One Handed Backhand Players
I wouldn’t recommend either of these two rackets for a one-handed backhand player as neither has the level of control needed to hit an effective one handed backhand.
You can check out my guide on the best tennis rackets for one handed backhands for my recommendations.
Players with Tennis Elbow
If you want an elbow-friendly tennis racket that will help with your tennis elbow then the Clash 100 is hands down the best racket to go for as its stiffness rating is much lower than the Ultra 100.