WILSON Juice 100 Tennis Racquet Review
The Wilson Juice 100 is a power racquet with a comfortable feel. Wilson adds their parallel drilling technology and Amplifeel 360 to increase to comfort of the racquet. This frame should appeal to a wide range of players due to its spin and power.
This is a power racquet on steroids. I was able to generate substantial pace with a relatively light swing. It was difficult to control with my normal hitting track, but once I dialed my swing down a bit I was able to control the power. You might want to consider stringing this racquet at a slightly higher tension, or possibly using polyester string. The good news is that the 11.2 strung weight gets plenty of mass going through the ball, and the 16x18 string pattern provides great spin to help control the power.
Volleys & serves
This racquet felt good at the net, though I would have preferred a little more maneuverability. On the other hand, the moderate head light balance makes the Juice 100 very stable at contact. On faster shots from my opponent I had some trouble getting the racquet on the ball quickly. On easier shots, I was able to hit some great angle put away volleys as well as deep volleys to the corners.
Serving was fun with this racquet. Power was easy to generate, and I was able to get a good amount of free points from aces and forced errors from my serve. On my spin serve, balls were bouncing up around my opponents head (6ft). I would maybe prefer a bit more control but the extra power makes up for it.
As I mentioned above, Wilson adds Parallel drilling technology to this racquet, which creates a more forgiving feel on mishits. I would like to try the Juice 100 with a soft poly, as I feel it would give me a bit more control.
The Juice 100 is a versatile racquet despite not having the best maneuverability. It’s easy to control the baseline rally and push your opponent back. You will feel a bit more pop on serves with easy access to spin which can help you get some free points. Comfort is also a plus for this racquet.
About the Reviewer: Dan Beedle is a 2012 Graduate of the Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State University. Currently Dan is Head Pro of Querbes Tennis Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.