Yonex Ezone Ai 98

Best for Baseliners

The tech: Deep and shallow grooves inside the frame expand the sweet spot, while grommets at the bottom of the frame and gel in the handle dampen vibration.

Leach's take: "It's a lively, maneuverable racquet that's fast through the air. I was impressed with how it absorbed pace for touch and turned an opponent's power against them. Just be prepared to swing, and swing hard, with this Yonex." [$199; yonexusa.com]