The excitement swirling around the Wilson Clash racquet isn’t just hype, it’s backed by an incredibly unique playing experience for anyone who picks it up.
As was the case this past spring when Wilson tour players play tested it before the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
“It’s a new feeling I’ve never felt before,” said 15th ranked ATP player Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Tour veteran Feliciano Lopez said: “It’s solid, but not stiff...I don’t know how to explain...the feeling is impressive”
The impressive playing experience is rooted in technology. Wilson intentionally built Clash for the modern swing with proprietary frame construction that allows it to bend both in horizontal and vertical directions – making it the most flexible racquet on the market without compromising stability.
The result: a racquet that lets players swing away with confidence knowing the ball will stay in deep into the court.
“The ball catapults so well off the racquet and it bites,” said tour mega-star Grigor Dimitrov. “You can just put the ball into the corners.”
“I’m not putting a lot of energy into it. It’s just flying,” said Jelena Ostapenko, winner of the 2017 French Open. For players like Ostapenko who employ an aggressive mindset on the court, pace and power are critical to taking control of points.
The unique playing experience isn’t exclusive to the pro players – players of all ages and levels are feeling the same confidence when they hit with Clash.
“It seems like everywhere I hit is the strike zone,” said one junior player.
“I feel the ball hanging on the strings…I really do feel like I have more time to follow through,” said an adult player.
Another junior player interviewed said they hadn’t hit with a Wilson racquet for five years and asked when it will become available.
This is perhaps the most impressive attribute of Clash: its ability to appeal to a wide swath of player types and styles after only a few swings.
Despite having a strong allegiance to their current racquets, several players said they could even see themselves playing with Clash right away. And while many frames optimized for tour players are unplayable for the average tennis player, the Clash racquet received rave reviews from all player types during the extensive playtesting period.
Clash is now available in stores and online, so all players can see for themselves that the racquet lives up to the hype.
About Wilson Sporting Goods, Co.
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports equipment, apparel and accessories. Wilson is a global leader in a variety of sports including, tennis, baseball, softball, football, golf, basketball, volleyball and soccer. The company uses player insights to develop products that push equipment innovation into new territories. Through the company’s dedication to creating products that enable athletes at every level to perform at their best, Wilson has earned its place as a leader in sporting goods for over a century.*