PRINCE Tour 95 Tennis Racquet Review
The Prince Tour 95 sticks with the EXO3 technology to create an expanded sweet spot and a responsive feel. This racquet is great for players who have fast strokes and can create their own pace.
I noticed plenty of control on the groundstrokes. The 18x20 string pattern really helped with creating just the perfect amount of depth on my shots, allowing me to take a big swing with confidence. With a flex rating of 58, it was just the right stiffness to give me easy access to depth without being tough on my arm. The weight (12.1 ounces) was helpful in really hitting through the ball if you’re used to a heavier racquet. I felt some added confidence when going for more aggressive shots because the 18x20 string pattern made it easy to pocket and control my strokes.
Volleys & Serves
I thought the racquet was pretty easy to maneuver around the net (6.5 points head light), so it performed well on my reflex volleys. With its significant weight (12.1 ounces), it felt very stable on hard, incoming shots. The softer flex rating also helped in getting some nice feel on soft touch volleys.
The heavier frame made it fairly easy to get some good plow through, which resulted in more powerful serves. I was able to dial in and hit spots easily with the added control of the 18x20 string pattern when I went for slice and kick serves.
The square-feeling, 20.5mm straight beam throat felt very nice in my hand. It had a sleek look to it with the yellow and black paint job.
Prince has provided a very solid racquet with some good plow through and maximum control. I found that it plays similar to the Head Prestige and Wilson Six.One 18x20, and with the low flex rating, the racquet was very easy on the elbow. This racquet is best for 4.5+ players that can handle a heavier frame.
About the Reviewer: Steve Roberts is the Co-Head Pro at Brookside Club of Saratoga in California. He is a graduate of the Professional Tennis Management Program at Ferris State University in Michigan. While there, he played for their national ranked division 2 tennis team. Steve is also a USPTA certified Elite Professional.