Babolat Pure Strike 97 Tennis Racket [Frame Only] (2024)
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Babolat Pure Strike 97 Tennis Racket [Frame Only] (2024)

This racket will be delivered without strings unless a string upgrade is selected from the menu below.
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Code: 102531-323
RRP: $260.00
Note: Some grip sizes are not available for this racket, so we are offering a grip build up. A plastic layer is moulded on top of the base handle to increase by exactly one size. The original grip is then replaced.

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Babolat has introduced a new version of their popular Pure Strike 97 tennis racket (previously known as the Pure Strike VS). This racket stands out with its thin beam and compact head, providing exceptional accuracy and control on powerful shots. Not only that, but it also offers incredible manoeuvrability, allowing players to generate spin, quickly react at the net, and hit shots on the move with ease.

Compared to the previous generation, this updated version of the Pure Strike 97 offers improved feel and ball pocketing, particularly in the upper hoop where the previous model felt slightly harsh. The racquet also incorporates FSI Control technology, which tightens the string spacing for enhanced precision and predictability in shot trajectory.

To enhance comfort, Babolat has included NF² Tech, using flax inserts in the shaft to reduce vibrations and provide a smoother feel upon impact. Additionally, the racquet utilizes Control Frame Technology, which blends square and elliptical cross-sections for a stable and controlled hitting experience, while maintaining excellent ball feedback.

Overall, the Pure Strike 97 remains a popular choice for experienced players seeking a fast and modern racket that offers precise targeting and a satisfying feel.

Product Details

  • FSI Control Technology - Tightens the string spacing for an even more precise and predictable trajectory
  • NF² Tech - Uses flax inserts in the shaft to help dampen harsh impact vibrations
  • Control Frame Technology - Blends square and elliptical cross-sections to deliver a stable hitting experience with excellent ball feedback


Strung or Unstrung? Unstrung
Weight Unstrung (+/- 5g) 310
Head Size (sq. in) 97
Beam Width (mm) 21-22-21
Balance (+/- 5mm) 310
String Pattern 16x20
Length (inches) 27
Composition Graphite
Includes Racket Cover? No
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String Upgrades

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String Tension

For all-round playability & power, choose a medium tension

For control, choose a higher tension

Power & Spin

Suitable for advanced/intermediate looking for plenty of power and spin. The slightly thicker beams (22mm to 24mm) and regular range of weights give the perfect mixture of power & control.

Powerful Control

Thin beamed, heavier rackets for advanced players with good technique and power looking for more control from their racket.

Ultimate Control

Thin beamed, heavier rackets for advanced players with good technique and power looking for more control from their racket.

Recreational & Beginner

These rackets are perfect for the budget conscious player, or players who do not play regularly, but need a racket for some occasional family games or holiday play. Suitable for beginners and Intermediate players alike.


Suitable for regular club players or improvers alike, these rackets suit players starting to play regular competitive or friendly tennis. Lighter weight.

*** Demo Charge for a taped up new Tennis and Padel racket (try to buy) ***

If you choose the demo option on a "frame only" racket, you must pick a string upgrade option in order to try the racket.

We then advise that you have a very light 10 minute play with the racket to see if you like it.

If you keep the racket, the demo charge (20 per racket) will be refunded.

(email [email protected] to request refund stating your name and order reference)

If you return the racket (within 14 days), the cost of the racket will be refunded LESS:

  • The demo charge (20 per racket)
  • The cost of the string upgrade(s)
  • Charge for any sign of damage to racket.

Check our terms and conditions for a full explanation of the demo procedure.