Bag Check – ITF Pro Circuit $15K Futures of Winston-Salem

Three racket companies dominate competitive tennis: Babolat, Head, and Wilson. Together these three brands accounted for 81% of all the rackets I strung at the ITF Pro Circuit Futures of Winston-Salem recently.

By comparison, at the NCAA tournament they accounted for 94% of all the rackets I strung.

Rackets at Futures of WS

At the Futures of Winston-Salem, t  he racket brands broke down as follows:

  1. Babolat – 33%
  2. Head and Wilson – 24%
  3. Yonex – 9%
  4. Gamma, Prince, Tecnifibre – 3%

The biggest surprise of the bunch was the Gamma RZR Bubba, a 137 square inch, sub-10 ounce racket used by Matt Seeberger, who won the Futures of Winston-Salem doubles championship with Julio Peralta.

Seeberger Gamma

In case you didn’t know, Seeberger also won two NCAA team titles, 3 NCAA singles titles, and 3 NCAA doubles titles playing for the D3 University of California – Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.

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11 comments

  1. Ezra · July 27, 2015

    Hey i’m really curious what does Sanam Singh string his racquets at?

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    • bigtimetennis · July 30, 2015

      Sanam strung 1 at 50# and 1 at 48# the first day, then a couple of days later did 1 at 45#, with Solinco Tour Bite.

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  2. Ezra · November 10, 2015

    Thankyou!! Do you recall the tension on those two head graphene radical pro’s? I can see that the mains are 50 but the rubberband is covering the cross tension. Thanks again.

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    • bigtimetennis · November 11, 2015

      The racket was actual 50 pounds both mains and crosses. What is covered up by the rubber band is indicating that it should be strung with 4 knots. Thanks!

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  3. Ezra · November 11, 2015

    Interesting. Last question haha do you know the name of the player who uses them?

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    • bigtimetennis · January 1, 2016

      Sorry for the slow reply. The Radical Pros were Raymond Sarmientos IIRC.

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  4. Anthony · December 6, 2015

    Hey bigtimetennis what’s the name of the player that owns those head graphene radical pros?

    Thanks

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    • bigtimetennis · January 1, 2016

      Sorry for the slow reply. The Radical Pros were Raymond Sarmientos IIRC.

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  5. Ezra · June 20, 2016

    Thanks. What gauge of Solinco Tourbite is he using?

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    • bigtimetennis · June 20, 2016

      1.25mm

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