Wilson Ultra vs Clash 100

The Wilson Ultra 100 and the Wilson 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.

The Ultra 100 is in its fourth version (v4) whereas the Clash 100 is in its second version (v2).

Wilson released Version 4 of the Ultra 100 in September 2022 while Version 3 of the Clash 100 has no confirmed release date.

Wilson Ultra vs Clash 100

Comparison of the Wilson Ultra 100 and Clash 100

Racket Specs – Wilson Ultra 100 vs Clash 100

Both tennis 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 weight, the Wilson Ultra 100 V4 has a slightly higher strung weight (318g vs 312g) and a heavier swing weight (317g vs 313g) but you won’t feel a huge difference in terms of weight when you are swinging these two tennis rackets.

The Wilson Clash 100 (7 pts HL) is more headlight than the Wilson Ultra 100 (4 pts HL) so the Clash 100 will be slightly more maneuverable when you are at the net.

In terms of stiffness rating, the Wilson 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 tennis racket of its type so it would be a very good choice for anyone looking for an arm friendly tennis racket.

Wilson Ultra 100VSWilson Clash 100
V4Version:V2
Wilson Ultra 100 V4Racket:Wilson Clash 100 V2
100inHead Size:100in
27inLength:27in
318g (11.2oz)Strung Weight:312g (11.0oz)
4 pts HLBalance:7 pts HL
317gSwingweight:313g
70Stiffness:57
24.0mm – 26.5mm – 25.0mmBeam Width:24.5mm
Carbon Fiber GraphiteComposition:Graphite
Blue and BlackRacket Colours: Black, Grey, and Red
16 Mains * 19 CrossesString Pattern:16 Mains * 19 Crosses
Check Price on Wilson.comRacket Price: Check Price on Amazon

Recommendations

If you are unsure about whether you should buy the Wilson Ultra 100 or the Wilson Clash 100, then I have listed some of my recommendations below based on some typical tennis player types.

As always, I would recommend that you take advantage of one of the tennis demo programs available online so that you can properly demo each racket before you commit to buying either racket.

Beginner Tennis Players

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 beginner tennis players as it has a slightly better balance of power, spin, and control than the Wilson Ultra 100.

Intermediate Tennis Players

Both of these tennis rackets would suit most Intermediate Tennis Players but if you pushed me to pick one over the other, I would go with the Wilson Clash 100 as I love the feel of the clash line of rackets and the arm friendly features of the racket will save you a lot of pain down the line.

Advanced Tennis Players

I think most advanced tennis players will want a slightly heavier and more control-oriented racket than either of these two tennis rackets e.g. Wilson Clash 98 or Wilson Pro Staff 97.

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 our guide on the Best Tennis Rackets for One Handed Backhands for our recommendations.

Players with Tennis Elbow

If you want an elbow-friendly tennis racket that will help with your tennis elbow then the Wilson Clash 100 hands down is the best racket to go for as its stiffness rating is considerable lower than the Ultra 100.