Tennis isn’t just a sport for the young crowd. In fact, it is often played by retirees well into their sixties and even seventies. I’ve been playing for at least twelve years, and I will continue to play for as long as I can. Like myself, many seasoned tennis players have developed an affinity for a certain style or brand and tennis racket. I’ve been using the same Wilson tennis racket that was given to me by my friend’s father before I even started playing. It’s a great tennis racket that I’ve grown accustomed to using, but it’s now at least fourteen years old. I think it may be time for a change. After a few hours of online researching, I’ve discovered a tennis racket that I can’t take my eyes off of. It’s Wilson’s new Cirrus One BLX tennis racket. With a retail price of $300 (unstrung), I’ll certainly have to demo it before purchasing, as every tennis racket responds differently to the person using it. Having read many great reviews, I’m hoping it’s a perfect match for me.
Wilson Cirrus One BLX Tennis Racket Specifications
Strung Weight: 9.9 oz / 280 g
Unstrung Weight: 9.3 oz / 264 g
Balance: 7 pts. HH
String Pattern: 16 x 19
Cross Section: 28 mm Dual Taper
Grip Sizes: 4 1/8, 4 1/4, 4 3/8, 4 1/2
Stock Number: WRT703010
What I Like About Wilson’s Cirrus One BLX Tennis Racket
For one, I love that the Wilson Cirrus One BLX tennis racket has one of the biggest headsizes on the market. The headsize of a tennis racket refers to the amount of stringed space with which to hit the ball. Wilson’s Cirrus One BLX tennis racket offers a generous 118″ of playable space. Larger headsizes offer more power, larger sweet spots, and greater spin. They’re also great for older players as muscles don’t have to work as hard to hit a powerful ball, while beginners will benefit from the larger sweet spot. I also like the racket’s super light weight. The strung weight of Wilson’s Cirrus One BLX tennis racket weighs in at only 9.9 ounces, thanks to its unique construction. That’s lighter than a can of soda! I also appreciate that Wilson incorporated fine-grained basalt into the tennis racket’s frame to help dampen shock and vibration, which allows for greater stability.