18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 9T, 8H, 10H
No Shared Hole
Swing Speed: Fast
Swing Weight: 331
Solinco Pro 10 Racquet Review
The Solinco Pro 10 offers the feel and weight of a true player's frame in a 98 square inch headsize. We found this racquet produced solid feeling groundstrokes, coming through the ball with good plow through. The tighter string pattern not only aided in control, but did help gain good access to spin. The recurring theme that kept standing out throughout the review was a stable, solid feel. The only improvement we felt this stick would benefit from would be a more head light balance. Overall familiarity is the keyword with the Pro 10. With a strung weight of 12.1 oz and a swingweight of 331, the Pro 10 does not feel heavy or sluggish during the swing. The racquet provides a solid, crisp feel you find in a pure player's racquet. In fact the frame reminds you of the original Head Prestige.
The weight of the racquet provides excellent stability and plow through for hitting penetrating groundstrokes at the same time the crisp feel provided lots of control for both forehands and backhands. The Pro 10 packed a nice punch with a very stable response, the racquet allowed us to put the ball deep into the corners with good pace and control. Also we found hitting topspin wasn't a problem and the mass of the Pro 10 helped generate spin. Overall from the back of the court the racquet felt very solid with lots of spin and we found we were hitting all our shots well. At 7 points head light a few struggled at times with maneuverability but not enough to affect playability.
Very solid at net, the racquet felt very crisp and precise and we found it easy to punch volleys with authority and the response is very clean. We found it had power, touch, control and feel but we did find on the negative side the maneuverability was lacking somewhat. Some struggled getting it in proper position when attempting to hit reflex volleys or quick reaction shots.
The main standout when serving is the amount of control you get with the Pro 10. Using the weight of the racquet you can get through the strike zone nicely and hit a very solid heavy ball with good pace and lots of control. Overall it was fun serving with this racquet and the player will be able to keep the returner off pace. The Pro 10 allowed us to hit shots as intended and with excellent control, the one “BUT” is very little additional power is available so you will have to provide your own for that extra pop.
The Pro 10 is very solid on hitting service returns, the stability of the racquet offers a very solid feel and due to the weight and the mass the Pro 10 handles returning pace very well. On both forehand and backhand returns the crisp feel and accuracy stood out and the solid response of the Pro 10 is a very big positive. We found when hitting a defensive return blocking the ball back was easy and we were able to take the ball early and drive it.