When William Shakespeare wondered if it was possible to “get too much of good thing,” he probably wasn’t talking about the Wilson Ultra line of tennis racquets, but he was giving a foreshadowing of how technology would enter our lives and make things so easy, it may allow us to forget the basics.
For All-Court players, or those that like to make use of the entire court, the Wilson Ultra 100 gets the job done. Credit advances in technology along with Wilson’s R&D team. Wilson tests and play tests all of its products to get the perfect product.
“As we visited courts all over the world to talk with adult players about what they needed from a racket, our Wilson Labs team quickly realized versatility, power and ease were key,” said Hans-Martin Reh, General Manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. “To engineer that experience, we delved into our best designs for inspiration and created a modern racket with a unique frame geometry and state-of-the art materials and construction. For our athletes, the result is a racket that is easy to handle, feels effortless with every stroke, and yet is very, very powerful.”
Wilson is so proud of the technology in its frames, especially this one, that they label, on the frame, the technology that is inside. Take the High Performance Carbon Fiber that gives the frame a stiffness and a balance that works anywhere on the court. The cushion foam in the handle makes it easy on your arm, hand and wrist. Some of the best dampening of any frame currently on the market is found in this Ultra 100. That makes for easy power and this can be a blessing for those attempting reflex volleys and free swingers. A noticeably larger sweetspot comes from the Parallel Drilling technology. Grommets are drilled in a parallel fashion allowing for just the right movement of strings. Wilson says this can expand the sweetspot by 27 percent.
This is a frame for the modern tennis player of the intermediate and advanced levels. Players can get aggressive with this frame, even off the serve return. Block the ball back if you must, but feel free to take a bigger than usual cut and get on offense. This frame comes in additional sizes, but the 100 square inches is the perfect size for players of different level and for both singles and doubles players.
The frame as it comes is about 10.6 oz., making it a factor on the light end of the tennis racquet weight spectrum. This is great for players with whippy goundstrokes and like was mentioned earlier, this is a “serve returner’s racquet.” Like doing more that just getting ball back in play, or for those that have trouble returning serve, this could be your new racquet. The 16×19 string pattern makes this a forgiving frame and players just dial how much spin they desire and Wilson’s tennis technology does the work.
Another tech angle to throw at you is this frame is “Smart Tennis Sensor Ready.” That means that when paired with the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor and an app, players will be able to have every stroke analyzed and the ability compare their data with other tennis players all over the world. This is a chance to see how you improve in real-time.
The Wilson Ultra 100 is getting positive reviews from both players and pundits. Tennis is hard sport, why not use a frame that that makes it easier. You don’t have to feel guilty, it’s fine to get “too much of this good thing.” The Wilson Ultra 100 retails for $229 at all tennis retailers or direct from Wilson here.