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Description

Thanks to Rafael Nadal, the Babolat AeroPro Drive has been one of the most popular racquets in the world for several years. The latest and greatest version still uses the AeroModular “wing” shaft design, making the AeroPro series one of the fastest frames around. Woofer grommets also make for increased ball pocketing and trampoline effect. The Cortex system has been updated to the new Cortex Active “Expert” version which, along with a new handle design, better dampens “bad” vibrations while allowing the player to have maximum ball feel.  A strong swingweight allows for maximum “plow through” from the baseline and uninhibited power. Check out the Babolat Racquet Bags and Backpacks to complete your look!

The AeroPro Drive is the perfect stick for power baseline players who want the most ball speed and spin they can get with maximum stability. An updated paint job will let your opponents know you’re using the latest in Babolat Aero technology. Power baseline players will continue to love the AeroPro Drive like they have for years.  Demo one today and see why it’s Rafa Nadal’s racquet of choice.

Note: This racquet comes with a cover

For more information on choosing a racquet, please see the Tennis Express Buyer's Guide.

 

Customer Reviews
Tennis Express Reviews


Fl
January 2013
Incredible racket
5/5
The 2013 Aeropro Drive beat all my expectations. It has improved my game and confidence. This is the second Babolat racket that I own. I loved the first one but this one is ven better.


Virginia
January 2013
Great Spin, control.
5/5
This is a great racquet. Im a 3.5-4.0 player and this racquet provides plenty of spin and control. I find I have more control than Ive ever had before. Its a really comfortable off the baseline and great at the net. I could maybe stand to have a bit more power from it so Im thinking of customizing it with a bit of lead at 6 or 12. I like the stiffness and dampened feel that the cortex technology provides. It just feels like you get a lot of pop when you hit the ball. Its definitely a muted feel by comparison to head or wilson racquets of equal caliber pro six.one or speed mp which for me vibrate a lot more on contact especially the head speed mp which to me feels hollow or aluminum when I hit with it. The 2013 seems to lack a bit in power when compared to the 2010 version, but makes up for it in the control department. Its a blank canvas for customization should one desire more power. Aesthetically speaking, its one of the slickest looking racquets Ive ever seen. Great design


Virginia
January 2013
Great Spin, control.
5/5
This is a great racquet. Im a 3.5-4.0 player and this racquet provides plenty of spin and control. I find I have more control than Ive ever had before. Its a really comfortable off the baseline and great at the net. I could maybe stand to have a bit more power from it so Im thinking of customizing it with a bit of lead at 6 or 12. I like the stiffness and dampened feel that the cortex technology provides. It just feels like you get a lot of pop when you hit the ball. Its definitely a muted feel by comparison to head or wilson racquets of equal caliber pro six.one or speed mp which for me vibrate a lot more on contact especially the head speed mp which to me feels hollow or aluminum when I hit with it. The 2013 seems to lack a bit in power when compared to the 2010 version, but makes up for it in the control department. Its a blank canvas for customization should one desire more power. Aesthetically speaking, its one of the slickest looking racquets Ive ever seen. Great design


TN
January 2013
2013 Aero Pro
5/5
Babolat, just keeps getting better and better. This racquet, surprised me by its amazing control and touch. Every time I play with it, I find out new features, about this racquet. The topspin, the touch, and the control, make this racquet, very hot.


Ct.
January 2013
babolat racquet
5/5
babolat makes a great product;never disappoint; its light with great racquet speed;great colors;this is my 4th babolat aeropro rackquet;this is the new model cant wait to try


texas
January 2013
2013 aeropro drive gt
5/5
Its a really good racket over all. Good balance of power and control. Gives real nice top spin.


Ohio
January 2013
BOOM goes the dynamite
5/5
After playing with a so called old man racquet Head TiS 6, I switched to this recently. after getting used to the decreased head size, I started painting lines and changing direction more efficiently. Playing at a borderline 3.0 3.5 level, i find that the people i play with and against notice a big difference in play style. The racquet weight makes the want to slap at volleys disappear, and with the addition of Gamma Zo Twist hybrid strings, the ability to hit balled with enough top spin to put it low and net players shoes makes it a great racquet for strong singles, and good doubles players as well. overall great racquet.


NY
February 2013
Perfect and good price
5/5
Shipped fast, exactly what was described.


Louisiana
February 2013
Aeropro 2013
5/5
Great racket, easy to maneuver, strung with tech nrg2 17, 56 lb mains, 50 lb crosses, the entire racket face is a sweet spot. Very easy on the arm.


buenos aires
February 2013
sweet!!
4/5
excellent raquect for every level of players


Ohio
March 2013
Wouldnt chose another racquet but this one!!!!!
5/5
This racquet gives you soooo much spin, it was just wonderful. I wouldnt chose this racquet over any other. It gives you spin, power and control, it is all you need. I use this racquet every time I step foot on the court. Overall, FANTASTIC!!!!! Any one plays absolutely needs this racquet.


Texas
March 2013
Babolat Aeropro Drive 2013
5/5
Being a Babolat user, I found this racquet to be a significant improvement from the former model. The weight distribution creates an easy setting to set up for a shot, and at the same time, prevents slapping through the ball. The aerodynamic build of the racquet really helps improves the amount of spin I can generate with my swing. I feel as if this racquet also improves my serve. The shape and weight make an easy transition from a flat serve to a spin serve. Overall, I would have to say that this racquet is the best, for my style, that I have ever hit with. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to add spin and pace to their game.


GA
March 2013
Overall Perfect!
5/5
I am in varsity high school team and senior. This racquet gave me an extra spin and comfortable hit. Very nice racquet if the player is baseliner and hits topspin serve had little struggle to make my own racquet but everything is perfect now.


Florida
April 2013
excellent racket
5/5
It is an excellent product, is tough, strong, a good weight for my taste, provides excellent control, a weapon dream for any player.


Tn
April 2013
GREAT RACQUET!!
5/5
Got this racquet for my birthday and love it! Nothing bad about it!


TX
May 2013
Awesome
5/5
I love the racquet. Great feel, great weight. Very smooth. Couldnt be happier.


ga
May 2013
Racquet
5/5
Before I use the new Babolat racquet my favourite racquet was Head flexpoint for like 5 years. The head size was 120 inches.the real problem was I thought I control the game but it is the racquet which is done most of the part.but with this new aero pro Drive tennis racquet I can understand my game better than before.I am glad i switch to Babolat and will see the out come soon


MA
May 2013
Fantastic!!
5/5
I LOVE this racquet!! I switched to the Aero Pro Drive this past fall after two shoulder surgeries necessitated that I give up the Head Extreme Pro, which is a heavier, stiffer-feeling racquet. The Aero Pro Drive 2013 has phenomenal control, great touch, solid power, solid volleys and wonderful, smooth serves. I have always liked to hit hard and I dont like power racquets. But I now need a racquet that is easy on my arm. The aero pro drive allows me to use placement and spin to gain an advantage with my serve instead of relying on blasting with pace though pace is a breeze. The control is so amazing, I have been able to drop my string tension by 5 lbs to 52 and I still have no problems keeping the ball in the court. Slice balls knife over the net and die, top spin jumps high into those awkward hitting zones. Havent found a ball I cant hit back...And it is like slicing butter on my arm. The head-light balance makes the AP Drive really maneuverable at net and all over the court.


texas
May 2013
great racket
5/5
love the xtra spin and also more control on my serve


California
May 2013
Great Racquet
4/5
I recently purchased the babolat aeropro drive gt from tennis express thinking it would be great because of my last experience with the old aeropro drive gt. I was right it is the best racquet I used so far. There is so much power in this racquet and it is very durable. I recommend users who want lots of power an control to get the pro hurricane strings. Overall, the aeropro drive gt is great except for the fact that it has too much power and it is a bit hard to control but, you will get used to it


New Jersey
June 2013
Amazing Racquet
5/5
I had used several Babolat racquets in the past including the pure drive and the previous versions of the aeropro drive. It is a great racquet and I get lots of spin and control on my shots I use RPM Blast @55 lbs. It has a big sweet spot. Its a stiffer racquet but my arm as not experienced any problems and it feels great everytime you hit the ball. You might have to add some lead tape to get more power but overall it is the best racquet in the $200 range Ive used so far Ive also used the Head speed and instinct racquets. Shipping was fast, checkout was quick and easy, and the item did not have any damage on it upon arrival. Great product and service.


ohio
June 2013
Tennis Express
5/5
I am 15 years old and wanted to write about how I really enjoy my new Babolat 2013 Aeropro Drive Tennis Racquet. It is a great racquet and I am completely happy and satisfied. Also, Tennis Express is a great company that is easy to contact when needed and the representatives are very nice and professional and take care of any needs or questions that you may have. I will continue buying my tennis supplies from Tennis Express. Thank you for the opportunity to write a review about my new racquet. Thanks, Jake


Florida
June 2013
AEROPRO DRIVE TENNIS RACQUET 2013
5/5
This product is very good, because is light and comfortable when I play for long time. I feel like a winner in the field with my new racquet.


Kansas
July 2013
buy this racket
5/5
This racket feels great. Im between a 3.5 and 4, so I was nervous that it might be too much racket considering Nadal uses it. But it must have a great range because I have loved it. The biggest difference Ive noticed after using the Drive is in control and spin. Im seeing much better placement in my shots. Would highly suggest.


Colorado
July 2013
the best racquet
5/5
this is a very good racquet


Florida
July 2013
Performance
4/5
I am extremely satisfied with the racquet. I am a little concerned about power but this may has to do with finding the write strings.


Texas
July 2013
Best racket so far
5/5
I got this racket and immediately started using it. It was by far the best racket Ive used. I have tried the Wilson ProStaff, the Head Youtek, and many more pro rakcets and the Babolat surpassed all rackets. Racket speed was just phenomenal with this Babolat. Top notch Power happened effortlessly, great control, and amazing topspin. The Cortex grip excluded all the unwanted vibrations, every single hit. The design is the best Ive ever seen,the great black and yellow contrast make a racket with great appearance. You truly get what you pay for. I loved it!


NV
July 2013
2013 AEROPRO DRIVE RACQUET
4.33333333333/5
GREAT RACQUET . PROVIDE THE CONTROL AND SPIN THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. GREAT SERVING RACQUET`;` HOWEVER VIBRATION COULD BE LESS. OVERALL, I REALLY ENJOY PLAYING WITH THIS BABOLAT RACQUET.


Florida
August 2013
3013 AeroproDrive Tennis Racquet
5/5
Playing better tennis now.


NC
August 2013
Incredible enhancement to my game!
5/5
I have played tennis for most of my life. However, I went 10 years without picking up my racquet. Now that I am refocused on getting my game back, and am taking lessons from a proven coach, it was time to upgrade my aging equipment. After discussions with my coach, I settled on the Babolat Aeropro Drive Tennis Racquet. Let me be clear, I am an unrated tennis player. Having said that, I am not disappointed. Not only does it have great feel, but incredible control. I have always played with Wilson Hammer series racquets. This racquet does not even come close to comparing to my old and albeit inferior equipment. My old raquets were 95 sq. inch and this one is 100 sq. inch. I am amazed at how much bigger the sweet spot is! I am sold, and you should be too. If you are questioning buying this racquet, question no more. Buy this racquet! It can be used by all levels of players!


IL
August 2013
control
5/5
This racquet has a lot of control. It is good for slice shots and topspin..serves are alright but everything else is great! I would recommend to any junior players in usta tournaments as I am myself.


Texas
August 2013
Lots of spin
4.66666666667/5
This racket provided me with a great amount of control. There was also a good amount of power but not as much power as the Pure Drives.


Texas
August 2013
2013 AEROPRO DRIVE GT TENNIS RACQUET
5/5
What else can be said that hasnt already been said I was skeptical but this racquet is fantastic. Light weight, with a great deal of power. The top spin is awesome and its easy to control. Easy swing speed you dont need to muscle it and great power I know, I already said that. Also great on serves.


TX
August 2013
What a difference!
5/5
I used to play with a Wilson racquet and always wanted to see all the hype surrounding the Babolat Aeropro Drive. To test it, I played with the Wilson for a while and then switched to the Babolat racquet. As an average club player, I probably wouldnt be able to tell the difference. But, oh boy, how better it felt to hit a tennis ball with my new Babolat racquet! Super stoked Babolat fan!


Florida
September 2013
Perfect stick for me
5/5
Ive used each of the last three iterations of the APD, and this is by far my favorite. It has much better feel than the 2010 version. Best improvement for me and my game has been at the net: never a Babolat strong point, I have a much better feel of the ball when volleying with this stick. Serve is awesome, with a nice blend of power and spin. Same goes for groundstrokes, I find that Im able to take big cuts at the ball and hit my targets regularly. While others have complained about this sticks comfort factor, I have found that as long as I didnt use a poly that is too firm e.g. Solinco Tour Bite, my arm was fine. I have been using both Babolat Pro Hurricane Feel 17 free with racket purchase at the time and Volkl Cyclone 17, both strung at 57 mains and 59 crosses.


louisiana
September 2013
Babolat racket
5/5
great power and more feel than I expected


CA
September 2013
Grat racquet!
5/5
I love this raquet...gives me great spin and power and is lightweight.


Florida
September 2013
Excellent Tennis Racquet
5/5
Very easy to control. Excellent for services and base line. Powerful enough and versatile. Pierre Chartrand


ca
September 2013
Love this racket!!
5/5
I have been playing with Prince 03 Speed Zone and developed a terrible tennis elbow. I bought the Prince Red and not too impressed. I demoed the Aeropro racket and loved the power, control and dampening of the frame technology. I am a 47 year old 4.0 that plays a ground stroke with serve and volley. This racket has great feel and control and just the right amount of stiffness. I serve very well with it. the only area that took a little getting used to was the volley, you have to punch through them, but that is more of my own issue rather than the racket. I would recommend this racket to anyone. Enjoy the game!! Peter Bordeaux


CA
October 2013
Forget the stick for a second - TE was extraordinary
5/5
I do not comment the racquet because there are lots of positive ones here and mine is of no exception. But yes, forget this racquet for now and let me thank tennisexpress for their extra ordinary customer services especially on the prompt shipment. You guys R AWESOME. Really thank you - Finally, Lots of thanks to Babolat for making such a GR8 stick.


MI
October 2013
Great racquet and service
5/5
My son broke the frame of a racquet in a HS tennis match. We knew that he would need a quick replacement. Tennis Express was able to get him another racquet much quicker than our local pro shop. Thanks for the great service.


MS
October 2013
Aeropro Drive
5/5
I purchased it for my nephew. His performance has been apparently improved for last three weeks. Particularly, his serve becomes so powerful. He has been satisfied 100% so far.


Tx
October 2013
Team Babolot!!
4.33333333333/5
Great racquet! Highly recommend.


Virginia
November 2013
2013 Aeropro Drive GT Tennis Racquet
4/5
Im a 4.0 player. My favorite racquet attribute is how well it absorbs power and redirects it. I am hitting more accurate shots and shots with greater spin when returning high pace balls. Shots that I previously felt like I needed to defensively cut or block back, are now strategic offesive shots. The raquet has a slightly lighter head than my previous racquet which has given me a little more power on cut volleys but has given me some trouble adjusting on the serve. All in all, I love the racquet and plan to purchase my second one soon.


Oklahoma
January 2014
Great racket
5/5
This is the fourth Babolat racket that I have purchased and I am very pleased with its performance and endurance.


CT
January 2014
Racquet Babolat
5/5
Tennis express has always been so wonderful to me I come here for all my tennis stuff. I first ordered my tennis shoes from tennis warehouse back in 2010. And there was a mix up and I dont get a refund and I was on the phone for 5 hours it was ridiculous. However, recently I ordered the new 2013 aero Babolat racket and I wanted to have a special stencil design and tennis express made it so easy to do that I just chatted with an instant messenger on the website I didnt even need to pick up a phone me the racket came in and it was beautiful. I also just ordered a tennis bag for my girl friend at a very good price and she loves it and it was more expensive on other tennis online sites so I couldnt be happier with the services I have received while shopping at Tennis Express. Thank You


NC
January 2014
Prodriver 2013
5/5
We love this racket. It is light and the performance is great.


Texas
January 2014
B Rating
3.33333333333/5
This racquet is very good for advanced players. Only problem is after a month or so if you are a hard hitter and fast swinger the rubber cortex dampener begins to separate from the racquet head and handle. Racquet performs amazingly up until this point. If this didnt happen I would still be using these racquets.


New Jersey
January 2014
Thumbs way up
5/5
Your company is the standard of all others. Your customer service rep was extremely helpful and knowledgable. I went back and forth a few times changiang grip size and even upgraded to a different racket. All without a problem. The rep was very courteous which made the situation of changing my easier. My son is now very happy with his racket and you have a customer for life. Thanks Danny Dominguez


Tx
February 2014
A great place to find all the tennis stuff you need!
5/5
I like it here! Everybody is really friendly and helpful. They let me demo any racquet I wanted. Always checking to see if Im happy with everything or if I have any question. And how awesome is That, they have a tennis court there. Man... Thats why I like coming here. Thanks Tennis Express!!


MO
February 2014
Perfect Performance by Tennis Exp!
5/5
My Racquet came quickly and just as I wanted it at an attractive price....I was impressed they had a record of my last purchase so I could easily remember the gauge and type of string I had and how tight I wanted the strings. The racquet came without the string shock absorbers, so I called, and they sent me two of them, which I appreciated.


CA
March 2014
Babolat blasts the competition
5/5
The Aerpro Drive GT is by far the best racquet I have ever played with. ITs light, yet responsive. I have added 6 to 10 mph on my serve, and the control I am getting is phenominal. I have more spin and better placement. I would recommend this racquet to anyone who wants more out of their game.


North Carolina
April 2014
My Dream':' Powerful with Control
5/5
For the first time I bought a racquet because some great players use them. For once in my life I had to see if racquet quality could make a quantum leap in my tennis game. YES'!' When I first hit with this racquet I am amazed by the combination of power, control and vibration free gentleness. I was so excited, even my tennis partner my wife had to try it. Well that was the end of my court dominance. She now sends rail-gun shots from anywhere in the court with her own raquet. I am now threatening to buy an even better racquet but is there one Well now I have both a good tennis partner and a better game.


Kansas
June 2014
great stick
5/5
This is my second Aeropro Drive, and it feels just as smooth as the first. Its lightweight yet durable, and it helped add both power and consistency to my groundstrokes. Get it!


Illinois
July 2014
Gift Racket
4/5
This racket was a gift for my husband. He thinks it is overall a really good, powerful racket. Major problem as the entire grip came off in a ball and had to be regripped after only 5 or 6 times at play. I am more disappointed than my husband since it was a gift.


MA
August 2014
Babolat
5/5
I love my new Babolat Aeropro. Power spin, it has it all!


TX
August 2014
Read me
5/5
Late bloomer to tennis tried a few different racquets, picked up an APD and fell in love with it has a great feel for me.I recommend to most players that are late bloomers such as myself


Alabama
August 2014
Good Customer service
5/5
Fast delivery, good customer service. Raquet is very good.


VA-Virginia
September 2014
Awesome
5/5
very Awesome racquet Great price and good shipping


VA
September 2014
Grip tape malfunction
3/5
We purchased this racket as a backup for the same racket my son already had. Unfortunately the tape lost its stickiness after 3 days. Tennis Express did offer to send a replacement grip, but it would take more than 2 days and we had a tournament before that. We ended up having it done localy and the grip was only another '$'8. We love the racket, though'!'


md
October 2014
Babolat Aeropro Drive
5/5
I play at 4/4.5 club level. I am using this with a hybrid setup 50 main poly, 55 cross hybrid. I have been playing with the Yonex 98D for the past 2 years and have recently switched to the Aeropro Drive after demoing it at our club. The Aeropro was the same weight with a larger racquet head that offered more power. I am able to generate incredible spin on the ball but my control has not suffered. The racquet is very maneuverable for me and I am able to still volley extremely well. I will say that it takes a bit of effort to get to those passing shots at the net due to the weight but if this is an issue, the answer can be the team frame which is a bit lighter. Serving has become a dangerous tool now and my second serve kick has gained a few rpm and mph. Overall, I am very excited to be playing with this racquet and is a great weapon to take with you to the next level.


California
November 2014
Good upgrade
5/5
I used AeorPro Drive 2011 version more than 2 years. I just upgraded to this one, seems that it has more maneuverability and steady. I can control better and hit more powerful shot. I am feeling that this becomes closer to Wilsons prostaff, which is not smooth.


texas
November 2014
I like this racket!
5/5
I like this racquet a lot. It does everything well for me. I would recommend anyone giving it a demo.


CA
January 2015
Babolat Aeropro Drive Racquets
4.33333333333/5
I recently bought two Babolat Aeropro Drive Racquets. Overall, both are excellent! The item arrived quickly and on time. However, it would have been nice to have been given a tracking number. Other than that, Babolat is a great brand that produces great products!


DE
March 2015
Best Products....A+++
5/5
Must Buy...A+++ Supper fast shipping ..Best price online store....A+++++


Texas
April 2015
Terrific servce from salesman
5/5
We were assisted by a salesman named Estefan sorry if I misspelled his name. He was excellent! We were looking for a Babolat racquet for my 15 year old son, and we did not know what we were looking at until Estefan came and explained the entire Babolat line to us. When we selected a couple of models to try, Estefan took my son into the indoor tennis court and tapped a whole basket of balls to my son as he tried out the racquets. My son narrowed it down to one model, but wanted to try a heavier model, so Estefan grabbed the heavier model and let my son hit almost another whole basket. By the end, my son was very sure about which tennis racquet worked best for him. The whole time, Estefan was explaining the differences between the models. We were very pleased and impressed with salesman Estefan. The racquet is great, but we already knew that Babolat raquets are good. Its the service that surprised us.


Utah
April 2015
Owner
5/5
Great performent


TX
May 2015
Nadals - Aeropro Drive
5/5
This racquet is great if you play top spin. I mostly play top spin hence it suits me and gives great feeling... a great tennis racquet.


Massachusetts
August 2015
Very Good!
5/5
Everything looks pretty good! Racquet, string, shipping, package.....this time, all are perfect!!! My son likes it and hopes me to buy other tennis things for him from Tennis Express again! :


TX
September 2015
Make a racket on court.. buy this racquet.
5/5
The Babolat racquet is used by and designed for professionals and serious players men and women... Nadal, Tsonga, Wozniacki, etc. It has great balance, feel, spin, and stability. Once you get try and get used to it, you will never want to play with anything else.


Tx
December 2015
Great racket!
5/5
Bought this racket for my daughter - she had been playing with the Pure Strike, annd this racket is a great fit for her as she improves her game and topspin. There was some confusion with the demo racket...we tried the AeroPro GT and my daughter loved it, but found out that we couldnt buy the GT...frustrating! Found out after many phone calls that there is not a GT model... the regular AeroPro has GT technology but is not called GT. Minus this initial confusion, its a great racket!


CA
December 2015
New Babolat AeroPro Racquet
5/5
This racquet seems to continue the tradition of the AeroPro line, of delivering great power with minimal effort. With the combo string setup, I am able to deliver heavy top-spin forehand ground strokes that keep my opponents on their heels. Love this racquet!

Description
Head Size: 100 sq. in MP
Length: 27 inches
Weight: Strung — 11.2 oz Unstrung — 10.6 oz
Tension: 55-62 pounds
Balance: 4 Pts Head Light
Beam Width: 23mm/26mm/24mm
Composition: Graphite
Flex: 71
Grip Type: Syntec Pro
Power Level: Low-Medium
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T, 8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
Swing Speed: Fast
Swing Weight: 327

Product Specs
Balance Head Light
Desc1 2013 Aeropro Drive GT
Head Size Mid Plus: 95 to 105
Ms Op MP
Length 27
Weight Strung 11.1 to 11.5 oz
Unstrung 10.6
Balance Points 1 to 5 Points Head Light
Swing Weight 327
Flex 71
Beam Width 23mm/26mm/24mm
Composition Graphite
Power Level Medium
Swing Speed Fast, Long Swing
String Pattern1 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Pattern2 Mains skip: 8T, 8H
String Pattern3 Two Pieces
String Pattern4 No Shared Holes
String Tension 55-62 pounds
Grip Types Syntec Pro

BABOLAT

Aeropro Drive Tennis Racquet

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Description

Thanks to Rafael Nadal, the Babolat AeroPro Drive has been one of the most popular racquets in the world for several years. The latest and greatest version still uses the AeroModular “wing” shaft design, making the AeroPro series one of the fastest frames around. Woofer grommets also make for increased ball pocketing and trampoline effect. The Cortex system has been updated to the new Cortex Active “Expert” version which, along with a new handle design, better dampens “bad” vibrations while allowing the player to have maximum ball feel.  A strong swingweight allows for maximum “plow through” from the baseline and uninhibited power. Check out the Babolat Racquet Bags and Backpacks to complete your look!

The AeroPro Drive is the perfect stick for power baseline players who want the most ball speed and spin they can get with maximum stability. An updated paint job will let your opponents know you’re using the latest in Babolat Aero technology. Power baseline players will continue to love the AeroPro Drive like they have for years.  Demo one today and see why it’s Rafa Nadal’s racquet of choice.

Note: This racquet comes with a cover

For more information on choosing a racquet, please see the Tennis Express Buyer's Guide.

 

Customer Reviews
Tennis Express Reviews


Fl
January 2013
Incredible racket
5/5
The 2013 Aeropro Drive beat all my expectations. It has improved my game and confidence. This is the second Babolat racket that I own. I loved the first one but this one is ven better.


Virginia
January 2013
Great Spin, control.
5/5
This is a great racquet. Im a 3.5-4.0 player and this racquet provides plenty of spin and control. I find I have more control than Ive ever had before. Its a really comfortable off the baseline and great at the net. I could maybe stand to have a bit more power from it so Im thinking of customizing it with a bit of lead at 6 or 12. I like the stiffness and dampened feel that the cortex technology provides. It just feels like you get a lot of pop when you hit the ball. Its definitely a muted feel by comparison to head or wilson racquets of equal caliber pro six.one or speed mp which for me vibrate a lot more on contact especially the head speed mp which to me feels hollow or aluminum when I hit with it. The 2013 seems to lack a bit in power when compared to the 2010 version, but makes up for it in the control department. Its a blank canvas for customization should one desire more power. Aesthetically speaking, its one of the slickest looking racquets Ive ever seen. Great design


Virginia
January 2013
Great Spin, control.
5/5
This is a great racquet. Im a 3.5-4.0 player and this racquet provides plenty of spin and control. I find I have more control than Ive ever had before. Its a really comfortable off the baseline and great at the net. I could maybe stand to have a bit more power from it so Im thinking of customizing it with a bit of lead at 6 or 12. I like the stiffness and dampened feel that the cortex technology provides. It just feels like you get a lot of pop when you hit the ball. Its definitely a muted feel by comparison to head or wilson racquets of equal caliber pro six.one or speed mp which for me vibrate a lot more on contact especially the head speed mp which to me feels hollow or aluminum when I hit with it. The 2013 seems to lack a bit in power when compared to the 2010 version, but makes up for it in the control department. Its a blank canvas for customization should one desire more power. Aesthetically speaking, its one of the slickest looking racquets Ive ever seen. Great design


TN
January 2013
2013 Aero Pro
5/5
Babolat, just keeps getting better and better. This racquet, surprised me by its amazing control and touch. Every time I play with it, I find out new features, about this racquet. The topspin, the touch, and the control, make this racquet, very hot.


Ct.
January 2013
babolat racquet
5/5
babolat makes a great product;never disappoint; its light with great racquet speed;great colors;this is my 4th babolat aeropro rackquet;this is the new model cant wait to try


texas
January 2013
2013 aeropro drive gt
5/5
Its a really good racket over all. Good balance of power and control. Gives real nice top spin.


Ohio
January 2013
BOOM goes the dynamite
5/5
After playing with a so called old man racquet Head TiS 6, I switched to this recently. after getting used to the decreased head size, I started painting lines and changing direction more efficiently. Playing at a borderline 3.0 3.5 level, i find that the people i play with and against notice a big difference in play style. The racquet weight makes the want to slap at volleys disappear, and with the addition of Gamma Zo Twist hybrid strings, the ability to hit balled with enough top spin to put it low and net players shoes makes it a great racquet for strong singles, and good doubles players as well. overall great racquet.


NY
February 2013
Perfect and good price
5/5
Shipped fast, exactly what was described.


Louisiana
February 2013
Aeropro 2013
5/5
Great racket, easy to maneuver, strung with tech nrg2 17, 56 lb mains, 50 lb crosses, the entire racket face is a sweet spot. Very easy on the arm.


buenos aires
February 2013
sweet!!
4/5
excellent raquect for every level of players


Ohio
March 2013
Wouldnt chose another racquet but this one!!!!!
5/5
This racquet gives you soooo much spin, it was just wonderful. I wouldnt chose this racquet over any other. It gives you spin, power and control, it is all you need. I use this racquet every time I step foot on the court. Overall, FANTASTIC!!!!! Any one plays absolutely needs this racquet.


Texas
March 2013
Babolat Aeropro Drive 2013
5/5
Being a Babolat user, I found this racquet to be a significant improvement from the former model. The weight distribution creates an easy setting to set up for a shot, and at the same time, prevents slapping through the ball. The aerodynamic build of the racquet really helps improves the amount of spin I can generate with my swing. I feel as if this racquet also improves my serve. The shape and weight make an easy transition from a flat serve to a spin serve. Overall, I would have to say that this racquet is the best, for my style, that I have ever hit with. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to add spin and pace to their game.


GA
March 2013
Overall Perfect!
5/5
I am in varsity high school team and senior. This racquet gave me an extra spin and comfortable hit. Very nice racquet if the player is baseliner and hits topspin serve had little struggle to make my own racquet but everything is perfect now.


Florida
April 2013
excellent racket
5/5
It is an excellent product, is tough, strong, a good weight for my taste, provides excellent control, a weapon dream for any player.


Tn
April 2013
GREAT RACQUET!!
5/5
Got this racquet for my birthday and love it! Nothing bad about it!


TX
May 2013
Awesome
5/5
I love the racquet. Great feel, great weight. Very smooth. Couldnt be happier.


ga
May 2013
Racquet
5/5
Before I use the new Babolat racquet my favourite racquet was Head flexpoint for like 5 years. The head size was 120 inches.the real problem was I thought I control the game but it is the racquet which is done most of the part.but with this new aero pro Drive tennis racquet I can understand my game better than before.I am glad i switch to Babolat and will see the out come soon


MA
May 2013
Fantastic!!
5/5
I LOVE this racquet!! I switched to the Aero Pro Drive this past fall after two shoulder surgeries necessitated that I give up the Head Extreme Pro, which is a heavier, stiffer-feeling racquet. The Aero Pro Drive 2013 has phenomenal control, great touch, solid power, solid volleys and wonderful, smooth serves. I have always liked to hit hard and I dont like power racquets. But I now need a racquet that is easy on my arm. The aero pro drive allows me to use placement and spin to gain an advantage with my serve instead of relying on blasting with pace though pace is a breeze. The control is so amazing, I have been able to drop my string tension by 5 lbs to 52 and I still have no problems keeping the ball in the court. Slice balls knife over the net and die, top spin jumps high into those awkward hitting zones. Havent found a ball I cant hit back...And it is like slicing butter on my arm. The head-light balance makes the AP Drive really maneuverable at net and all over the court.


texas
May 2013
great racket
5/5
love the xtra spin and also more control on my serve


California
May 2013
Great Racquet
4/5
I recently purchased the babolat aeropro drive gt from tennis express thinking it would be great because of my last experience with the old aeropro drive gt. I was right it is the best racquet I used so far. There is so much power in this racquet and it is very durable. I recommend users who want lots of power an control to get the pro hurricane strings. Overall, the aeropro drive gt is great except for the fact that it has too much power and it is a bit hard to control but, you will get used to it


New Jersey
June 2013
Amazing Racquet
5/5
I had used several Babolat racquets in the past including the pure drive and the previous versions of the aeropro drive. It is a great racquet and I get lots of spin and control on my shots I use RPM Blast @55 lbs. It has a big sweet spot. Its a stiffer racquet but my arm as not experienced any problems and it feels great everytime you hit the ball. You might have to add some lead tape to get more power but overall it is the best racquet in the $200 range Ive used so far Ive also used the Head speed and instinct racquets. Shipping was fast, checkout was quick and easy, and the item did not have any damage on it upon arrival. Great product and service.


ohio
June 2013
Tennis Express
5/5
I am 15 years old and wanted to write about how I really enjoy my new Babolat 2013 Aeropro Drive Tennis Racquet. It is a great racquet and I am completely happy and satisfied. Also, Tennis Express is a great company that is easy to contact when needed and the representatives are very nice and professional and take care of any needs or questions that you may have. I will continue buying my tennis supplies from Tennis Express. Thank you for the opportunity to write a review about my new racquet. Thanks, Jake


Florida
June 2013
AEROPRO DRIVE TENNIS RACQUET 2013
5/5
This product is very good, because is light and comfortable when I play for long time. I feel like a winner in the field with my new racquet.


Kansas
July 2013
buy this racket
5/5
This racket feels great. Im between a 3.5 and 4, so I was nervous that it might be too much racket considering Nadal uses it. But it must have a great range because I have loved it. The biggest difference Ive noticed after using the Drive is in control and spin. Im seeing much better placement in my shots. Would highly suggest.


Colorado
July 2013
the best racquet
5/5
this is a very good racquet


Florida
July 2013
Performance
4/5
I am extremely satisfied with the racquet. I am a little concerned about power but this may has to do with finding the write strings.


Texas
July 2013
Best racket so far
5/5
I got this racket and immediately started using it. It was by far the best racket Ive used. I have tried the Wilson ProStaff, the Head Youtek, and many more pro rakcets and the Babolat surpassed all rackets. Racket speed was just phenomenal with this Babolat. Top notch Power happened effortlessly, great control, and amazing topspin. The Cortex grip excluded all the unwanted vibrations, every single hit. The design is the best Ive ever seen,the great black and yellow contrast make a racket with great appearance. You truly get what you pay for. I loved it!


NV
July 2013
2013 AEROPRO DRIVE RACQUET
4.33333333333/5
GREAT RACQUET . PROVIDE THE CONTROL AND SPIN THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. GREAT SERVING RACQUET`;` HOWEVER VIBRATION COULD BE LESS. OVERALL, I REALLY ENJOY PLAYING WITH THIS BABOLAT RACQUET.


Florida
August 2013
3013 AeroproDrive Tennis Racquet
5/5
Playing better tennis now.


NC
August 2013
Incredible enhancement to my game!
5/5
I have played tennis for most of my life. However, I went 10 years without picking up my racquet. Now that I am refocused on getting my game back, and am taking lessons from a proven coach, it was time to upgrade my aging equipment. After discussions with my coach, I settled on the Babolat Aeropro Drive Tennis Racquet. Let me be clear, I am an unrated tennis player. Having said that, I am not disappointed. Not only does it have great feel, but incredible control. I have always played with Wilson Hammer series racquets. This racquet does not even come close to comparing to my old and albeit inferior equipment. My old raquets were 95 sq. inch and this one is 100 sq. inch. I am amazed at how much bigger the sweet spot is! I am sold, and you should be too. If you are questioning buying this racquet, question no more. Buy this racquet! It can be used by all levels of players!


IL
August 2013
control
5/5
This racquet has a lot of control. It is good for slice shots and topspin..serves are alright but everything else is great! I would recommend to any junior players in usta tournaments as I am myself.


Texas
August 2013
Lots of spin
4.66666666667/5
This racket provided me with a great amount of control. There was also a good amount of power but not as much power as the Pure Drives.


Texas
August 2013
2013 AEROPRO DRIVE GT TENNIS RACQUET
5/5
What else can be said that hasnt already been said I was skeptical but this racquet is fantastic. Light weight, with a great deal of power. The top spin is awesome and its easy to control. Easy swing speed you dont need to muscle it and great power I know, I already said that. Also great on serves.


TX
August 2013
What a difference!
5/5
I used to play with a Wilson racquet and always wanted to see all the hype surrounding the Babolat Aeropro Drive. To test it, I played with the Wilson for a while and then switched to the Babolat racquet. As an average club player, I probably wouldnt be able to tell the difference. But, oh boy, how better it felt to hit a tennis ball with my new Babolat racquet! Super stoked Babolat fan!


Florida
September 2013
Perfect stick for me
5/5
Ive used each of the last three iterations of the APD, and this is by far my favorite. It has much better feel than the 2010 version. Best improvement for me and my game has been at the net: never a Babolat strong point, I have a much better feel of the ball when volleying with this stick. Serve is awesome, with a nice blend of power and spin. Same goes for groundstrokes, I find that Im able to take big cuts at the ball and hit my targets regularly. While others have complained about this sticks comfort factor, I have found that as long as I didnt use a poly that is too firm e.g. Solinco Tour Bite, my arm was fine. I have been using both Babolat Pro Hurricane Feel 17 free with racket purchase at the time and Volkl Cyclone 17, both strung at 57 mains and 59 crosses.


louisiana
September 2013
Babolat racket
5/5
great power and more feel than I expected


CA
September 2013
Grat racquet!
5/5
I love this raquet...gives me great spin and power and is lightweight.


Florida
September 2013
Excellent Tennis Racquet
5/5
Very easy to control. Excellent for services and base line. Powerful enough and versatile. Pierre Chartrand


ca
September 2013
Love this racket!!
5/5
I have been playing with Prince 03 Speed Zone and developed a terrible tennis elbow. I bought the Prince Red and not too impressed. I demoed the Aeropro racket and loved the power, control and dampening of the frame technology. I am a 47 year old 4.0 that plays a ground stroke with serve and volley. This racket has great feel and control and just the right amount of stiffness. I serve very well with it. the only area that took a little getting used to was the volley, you have to punch through them, but that is more of my own issue rather than the racket. I would recommend this racket to anyone. Enjoy the game!! Peter Bordeaux


CA
October 2013
Forget the stick for a second - TE was extraordinary
5/5
I do not comment the racquet because there are lots of positive ones here and mine is of no exception. But yes, forget this racquet for now and let me thank tennisexpress for their extra ordinary customer services especially on the prompt shipment. You guys R AWESOME. Really thank you - Finally, Lots of thanks to Babolat for making such a GR8 stick.


MI
October 2013
Great racquet and service
5/5
My son broke the frame of a racquet in a HS tennis match. We knew that he would need a quick replacement. Tennis Express was able to get him another racquet much quicker than our local pro shop. Thanks for the great service.


MS
October 2013
Aeropro Drive
5/5
I purchased it for my nephew. His performance has been apparently improved for last three weeks. Particularly, his serve becomes so powerful. He has been satisfied 100% so far.


Tx
October 2013
Team Babolot!!
4.33333333333/5
Great racquet! Highly recommend.


Virginia
November 2013
2013 Aeropro Drive GT Tennis Racquet
4/5
Im a 4.0 player. My favorite racquet attribute is how well it absorbs power and redirects it. I am hitting more accurate shots and shots with greater spin when returning high pace balls. Shots that I previously felt like I needed to defensively cut or block back, are now strategic offesive shots. The raquet has a slightly lighter head than my previous racquet which has given me a little more power on cut volleys but has given me some trouble adjusting on the serve. All in all, I love the racquet and plan to purchase my second one soon.


Oklahoma
January 2014
Great racket
5/5
This is the fourth Babolat racket that I have purchased and I am very pleased with its performance and endurance.


CT
January 2014
Racquet Babolat
5/5
Tennis express has always been so wonderful to me I come here for all my tennis stuff. I first ordered my tennis shoes from tennis warehouse back in 2010. And there was a mix up and I dont get a refund and I was on the phone for 5 hours it was ridiculous. However, recently I ordered the new 2013 aero Babolat racket and I wanted to have a special stencil design and tennis express made it so easy to do that I just chatted with an instant messenger on the website I didnt even need to pick up a phone me the racket came in and it was beautiful. I also just ordered a tennis bag for my girl friend at a very good price and she loves it and it was more expensive on other tennis online sites so I couldnt be happier with the services I have received while shopping at Tennis Express. Thank You


NC
January 2014
Prodriver 2013
5/5
We love this racket. It is light and the performance is great.


Texas
January 2014
B Rating
3.33333333333/5
This racquet is very good for advanced players. Only problem is after a month or so if you are a hard hitter and fast swinger the rubber cortex dampener begins to separate from the racquet head and handle. Racquet performs amazingly up until this point. If this didnt happen I would still be using these racquets.


New Jersey
January 2014
Thumbs way up
5/5
Your company is the standard of all others. Your customer service rep was extremely helpful and knowledgable. I went back and forth a few times changiang grip size and even upgraded to a different racket. All without a problem. The rep was very courteous which made the situation of changing my easier. My son is now very happy with his racket and you have a customer for life. Thanks Danny Dominguez


Tx
February 2014
A great place to find all the tennis stuff you need!
5/5
I like it here! Everybody is really friendly and helpful. They let me demo any racquet I wanted. Always checking to see if Im happy with everything or if I have any question. And how awesome is That, they have a tennis court there. Man... Thats why I like coming here. Thanks Tennis Express!!


MO
February 2014
Perfect Performance by Tennis Exp!
5/5
My Racquet came quickly and just as I wanted it at an attractive price....I was impressed they had a record of my last purchase so I could easily remember the gauge and type of string I had and how tight I wanted the strings. The racquet came without the string shock absorbers, so I called, and they sent me two of them, which I appreciated.


CA
March 2014
Babolat blasts the competition
5/5
The Aerpro Drive GT is by far the best racquet I have ever played with. ITs light, yet responsive. I have added 6 to 10 mph on my serve, and the control I am getting is phenominal. I have more spin and better placement. I would recommend this racquet to anyone who wants more out of their game.


North Carolina
April 2014
My Dream':' Powerful with Control
5/5
For the first time I bought a racquet because some great players use them. For once in my life I had to see if racquet quality could make a quantum leap in my tennis game. YES'!' When I first hit with this racquet I am amazed by the combination of power, control and vibration free gentleness. I was so excited, even my tennis partner my wife had to try it. Well that was the end of my court dominance. She now sends rail-gun shots from anywhere in the court with her own raquet. I am now threatening to buy an even better racquet but is there one Well now I have both a good tennis partner and a better game.


Kansas
June 2014
great stick
5/5
This is my second Aeropro Drive, and it feels just as smooth as the first. Its lightweight yet durable, and it helped add both power and consistency to my groundstrokes. Get it!


Illinois
July 2014
Gift Racket
4/5
This racket was a gift for my husband. He thinks it is overall a really good, powerful racket. Major problem as the entire grip came off in a ball and had to be regripped after only 5 or 6 times at play. I am more disappointed than my husband since it was a gift.


MA
August 2014
Babolat
5/5
I love my new Babolat Aeropro. Power spin, it has it all!


TX
August 2014
Read me
5/5
Late bloomer to tennis tried a few different racquets, picked up an APD and fell in love with it has a great feel for me.I recommend to most players that are late bloomers such as myself


Alabama
August 2014
Good Customer service
5/5
Fast delivery, good customer service. Raquet is very good.


VA-Virginia
September 2014
Awesome
5/5
very Awesome racquet Great price and good shipping


VA
September 2014
Grip tape malfunction
3/5
We purchased this racket as a backup for the same racket my son already had. Unfortunately the tape lost its stickiness after 3 days. Tennis Express did offer to send a replacement grip, but it would take more than 2 days and we had a tournament before that. We ended up having it done localy and the grip was only another '$'8. We love the racket, though'!'


md
October 2014
Babolat Aeropro Drive
5/5
I play at 4/4.5 club level. I am using this with a hybrid setup 50 main poly, 55 cross hybrid. I have been playing with the Yonex 98D for the past 2 years and have recently switched to the Aeropro Drive after demoing it at our club. The Aeropro was the same weight with a larger racquet head that offered more power. I am able to generate incredible spin on the ball but my control has not suffered. The racquet is very maneuverable for me and I am able to still volley extremely well. I will say that it takes a bit of effort to get to those passing shots at the net due to the weight but if this is an issue, the answer can be the team frame which is a bit lighter. Serving has become a dangerous tool now and my second serve kick has gained a few rpm and mph. Overall, I am very excited to be playing with this racquet and is a great weapon to take with you to the next level.


California
November 2014
Good upgrade
5/5
I used AeorPro Drive 2011 version more than 2 years. I just upgraded to this one, seems that it has more maneuverability and steady. I can control better and hit more powerful shot. I am feeling that this becomes closer to Wilsons prostaff, which is not smooth.


texas
November 2014
I like this racket!
5/5
I like this racquet a lot. It does everything well for me. I would recommend anyone giving it a demo.


CA
January 2015
Babolat Aeropro Drive Racquets
4.33333333333/5
I recently bought two Babolat Aeropro Drive Racquets. Overall, both are excellent! The item arrived quickly and on time. However, it would have been nice to have been given a tracking number. Other than that, Babolat is a great brand that produces great products!


DE
March 2015
Best Products....A+++
5/5
Must Buy...A+++ Supper fast shipping ..Best price online store....A+++++


Texas
April 2015
Terrific servce from salesman
5/5
We were assisted by a salesman named Estefan sorry if I misspelled his name. He was excellent! We were looking for a Babolat racquet for my 15 year old son, and we did not know what we were looking at until Estefan came and explained the entire Babolat line to us. When we selected a couple of models to try, Estefan took my son into the indoor tennis court and tapped a whole basket of balls to my son as he tried out the racquets. My son narrowed it down to one model, but wanted to try a heavier model, so Estefan grabbed the heavier model and let my son hit almost another whole basket. By the end, my son was very sure about which tennis racquet worked best for him. The whole time, Estefan was explaining the differences between the models. We were very pleased and impressed with salesman Estefan. The racquet is great, but we already knew that Babolat raquets are good. Its the service that surprised us.


Utah
April 2015
Owner
5/5
Great performent


TX
May 2015
Nadals - Aeropro Drive
5/5
This racquet is great if you play top spin. I mostly play top spin hence it suits me and gives great feeling... a great tennis racquet.


Massachusetts
August 2015
Very Good!
5/5
Everything looks pretty good! Racquet, string, shipping, package.....this time, all are perfect!!! My son likes it and hopes me to buy other tennis things for him from Tennis Express again! :


TX
September 2015
Make a racket on court.. buy this racquet.
5/5
The Babolat racquet is used by and designed for professionals and serious players men and women... Nadal, Tsonga, Wozniacki, etc. It has great balance, feel, spin, and stability. Once you get try and get used to it, you will never want to play with anything else.


Tx
December 2015
Great racket!
5/5
Bought this racket for my daughter - she had been playing with the Pure Strike, annd this racket is a great fit for her as she improves her game and topspin. There was some confusion with the demo racket...we tried the AeroPro GT and my daughter loved it, but found out that we couldnt buy the GT...frustrating! Found out after many phone calls that there is not a GT model... the regular AeroPro has GT technology but is not called GT. Minus this initial confusion, its a great racket!


CA
December 2015
New Babolat AeroPro Racquet
5/5
This racquet seems to continue the tradition of the AeroPro line, of delivering great power with minimal effort. With the combo string setup, I am able to deliver heavy top-spin forehand ground strokes that keep my opponents on their heels. Love this racquet!

Description
Head Size: 100 sq. in MP
Length: 27 inches
Weight: Strung — 11.2 oz Unstrung — 10.6 oz
Tension: 55-62 pounds
Balance: 4 Pts Head Light
Beam Width: 23mm/26mm/24mm
Composition: Graphite
Flex: 71
Grip Type: Syntec Pro
Power Level: Low-Medium
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T, 8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
Swing Speed: Fast
Swing Weight: 327

Product Specs
Balance Head Light
Desc1 2013 Aeropro Drive GT
Head Size Mid Plus: 95 to 105
Ms Op MP
Length 27
Weight Strung 11.1 to 11.5 oz
Unstrung 10.6
Balance Points 1 to 5 Points Head Light
Swing Weight 327
Flex 71
Beam Width 23mm/26mm/24mm
Composition Graphite
Power Level Medium
Swing Speed Fast, Long Swing
String Pattern1 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Pattern2 Mains skip: 8T, 8H
String Pattern3 Two Pieces
String Pattern4 No Shared Holes
String Tension 55-62 pounds
Grip Types Syntec Pro

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