THE TECH It's got a similar build to the racquet swung by Roger Federer, but at 10.6 ounces, this is lighter than the Swiss pro's stick, and its weight along with basalt fibers in its frame – said to better connect the player to the ball – is intended to generate more spin.

ON THE COURT "The lightweight head gives it more maneuverability – brush up on the ball and generate topspin," says Leach. "But you won't add power on your ground strokes or your serve."

BEST FOR Players looking for more spin and better ball placement. [$230;]