Volkl Super G 10 295g Tennis Racquet Review
Volkl continues to put its German engineering to use in racquets that can please a wide range of players. For those who want control and feel in a quick swinging package, they have introduced the Organix Super G 10 295. This lighter version retains the carbon nano tube construction for excellent feel, while introducing the Super G grommet system for a larger sweet spot and improved dwell time. The Bio Feel pin in the grip now also uses V-Sponse material for better dampening. With all these technological advancements, it was time for me to see how the racquet played on court.
The Super G 10 295 offer superb control off the ground. Its 98 inch head offered a sizeable sweet spot thanks to the Super G grommets while still being small enough to have a very precise feel. The 20mm beam didn’t offer a lot of power off the ground on either side. I found I could direct the ball well but I struggled to keep it deep and penetrating. The 11oz strung weight offers some solid punching power but it was a bit lacking compared to its heavier brother. The lighter weight did allow me to bring it through contact rapidly. Coupled with the spin friendly 16x19 pattern, this gave me solid access to spin. I played balls with varying degrees of margin and utilized the frame’s excellent control to move my shots to the corners and lines and attack behind them. Advanced players facing big hitters might want to add a little weight, but I found the overall stability to be solid. The fast feel also helped on defense as it was quick to bring into position when stretched out. This frame is not going to blow opponents off the court but precision players will be able to dictate by picking aggressive targets off the ground.
Volleys & serves
Precision again became a focal point when volleying with the Super G 10 295. I found it easy to maneuver into position during quick exchanges. The racquet offered solid put away power as long as I stayed aggressive. Balls I played a bit more passively had a little float to them so I paid extra attention to driving the ball through the court. There was plenty of feel for executing drop and touch volleys, so variety became a great tool for me at the net. The frame showed a little bit of instability when fighting off tough, hard shots but it wasn’t anything that left me dead in the water during points. There was also plenty of directional control for moving volleys to various areas of the court. The control was great for manipulating my opponent into moving and then taking the volley the other way.
Serving with the Super G 10 295 relies on using its speed and control to create variety. I wasn’t hitting my flat serves as absolute bombs, but there was solid pace thanks to the racquet’s fast feel. I also had excellent directional control on flat serves which improved the effectiveness. I was able to go up the “T’ with a flat serve with great confidence after softening up opponents with wide serves. The high degree of control and ability to accelerate the frame thorough contact also made it easy for me to generate solid spin on second serves. I mixed in a variety of kick and spin serves to continue to keep opponents guessing. The slice serve was especially effective as I found it easy to move it out wide and low, pushing opponents off the court.
There was a pleasant amount of feel with the Super G 10 295. The string bed played with a consistent feel and there was no harsh feedback on off center shots. The dwell time produced by the Super G grommets further improved the feel and capability to execute delicate shots. Compared to other current Volkl frames, this one was a better balance of plush comfort without losing the connection to the ball. I found no comfort issues and the racquet should play arm friendly for a wide variety of players.
This racquet makes an excellent choice for players who place a premium on control but need something they can swing for extended periods. The all court precision along with its fast maneuverability and arm friendly feel should make the Volkl Organix Super G 10 295 the go to racquet of choice for players who want to dictate with variety and control.
About the Reviewer: Matt Locke currently serves as the Junior Programs & Development Coordinator for USTA-Idaho and is an active USTA League and Tournament player.