Babolat Drive Black

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100"sq
16/29
10.4oz
295g
Pre-Strung
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$179.99
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This racquet is pre-strung. You may choose another string, however you will not be credited for the pre-installed manufacturer's string. Have it strung by our certified stringing team. Customization options will show below. Strung racquets are final sale.
This product ships to Canadian addresses only

Stringing Service Options

Your racquet will be strung for a $25 service fee plus cost of string. Understanding tennis strings
Description

Sleek matte black finish with accents of bronze compliments this stylish yet effective racquet. The Babolat Drive Black tennis racquet is the latest racquet in the Drive series by Babolat. Not to be confused with one of their flagship racquets, the Pure Drive, this model is the perfect racquet for the intermediate level player looking for more control.  The woofer technology ensures the strings lie over the curves of the tubing edge offering more strong movement and power and spin.  The Cortex Cushioning System filters the bad vibrations enhancing the comfort with every shot.  The Elliptical Frame Shape of the racquet frame provides extra resistance to turning and bending of the racquet. As a result, more power can be generated and more speed can easily be given to the ball. 

  • Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 10.4 oz / 295g unstrung
  • Balance: 6 pts head light / 325mm unstrung
  • Swing Weight: 295
  • Beam width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
  • Flex: 72
  • Tension Range: 50-55 lbs / 23-25 kg
  • String Pattern: 16/29
  • Style #: 216929 (170467)
  • Cortex Technology: the CDS (Cortex Dampening System) allows for the unique sensation of power and precision on every shot
  • Woofer Technology: the first and most effective frame-string link system; a longer ball/string contact time for greater control and a sensation of comfort
  • Elliptic Geometry: elliptical shape of the frame for added resistance against twisting and flexing for increased power  

Adult racquets generally do not come with covers. To protect your racquet, we recommend getting a racquet bag.

Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.

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Fit Guide
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
Grip Size Length
L0 (4") 4" (4 inches)
L1 (4 1/8") 4 and 1/8" (4.125 inches)
L2 (4 1/4") 4 and 2/8" (4.25 inches)
L3 (4 3/8") 4 and 3/8" (4.375 inches)
L4 (4 1/2") 4 and 4/8" (4.5 inches)
L5 (4 5/8") 4 and 5/8" (4.625 inches)

To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.

Grip size palm measurements for tennis racquets

If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.

For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size

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Shipping & Returns

Shipping This item has a dimensional weight of 1.0 kg per unit of quantity. Also known as volumetric weight, this is an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height and actual weight of a package. It also takes into consideration oversize/fuel surcharges. It is not representative of the actual weight of a package. We use this estimated weight as the basis to our shipping rate calculations. View more shipping information

Racquets Returns Each item has a certain set of prerequisites that must all be met in order to return said item. The plastic wrap on the racquet/paddle handle and any other protective pieces such as header cards have not been removed.
The tennis, badminton or squash racquet has not been strung.
Tennis, badminton or squash racquets ordered with stringing services added cannot be cancelled/refunded once the racquet has been strung regardless of shipping status.
Regular priced items may be returned within 30 days of ordering for a refund or exchange.
Sale items (discounted less than 40%) may be exchanged only for store credit or our gift card within 30 days.
No refunds or exchanges on Clearance Items (discounted 40% or more), strung racquets, water bottles, undergarments, worn or damaged product, opened massage devices and gift cards.
Customers are responsible for shipping fees on return shipments for refund or exchange. Most exchanged shipments can be shipped back to the customer at no extra cost. Return shipping must be a pre-paid, traceable method to ensure safe delivery.
Primary product packaging (eg: shoe boxes) must be covered and protected during return shipping, otherwise the return may not be accepted.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy

Description

Sleek matte black finish with accents of bronze compliments this stylish yet effective racquet. The Babolat Drive Black tennis racquet is the latest racquet in the Drive series by Babolat. Not to be confused with one of their flagship racquets, the Pure Drive, this model is the perfect racquet for the intermediate level player looking for more control.  The woofer technology ensures the strings lie over the curves of the tubing edge offering more strong movement and power and spin.  The Cortex Cushioning System filters the bad vibrations enhancing the comfort with every shot.  The Elliptical Frame Shape of the racquet frame provides extra resistance to turning and bending of the racquet. As a result, more power can be generated and more speed can easily be given to the ball. 

  • Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 10.4 oz / 295g unstrung
  • Balance: 6 pts head light / 325mm unstrung
  • Swing Weight: 295
  • Beam width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
  • Flex: 72
  • Tension Range: 50-55 lbs / 23-25 kg
  • String Pattern: 16/29
  • Style #: 216929 (170467)
  • Cortex Technology: the CDS (Cortex Dampening System) allows for the unique sensation of power and precision on every shot
  • Woofer Technology: the first and most effective frame-string link system; a longer ball/string contact time for greater control and a sensation of comfort
  • Elliptic Geometry: elliptical shape of the frame for added resistance against twisting and flexing for increased power  

Adult racquets generally do not come with covers. To protect your racquet, we recommend getting a racquet bag.

Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.

Specifications
Technology
Reviews
Fit Guide
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
Grip Size Length
L0 (4") 4" (4 inches)
L1 (4 1/8") 4 and 1/8" (4.125 inches)
L2 (4 1/4") 4 and 2/8" (4.25 inches)
L3 (4 3/8") 4 and 3/8" (4.375 inches)
L4 (4 1/2") 4 and 4/8" (4.5 inches)
L5 (4 5/8") 4 and 5/8" (4.625 inches)

To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.

Grip size palm measurements for tennis racquets

If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.

For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size

Shipping & Returns

Shipping This item has a dimensional weight of 1.0 kg per unit of quantity. Also known as volumetric weight, this is an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height and actual weight of a package. It also takes into consideration oversize/fuel surcharges. It is not representative of the actual weight of a package. We use this estimated weight as the basis to our shipping rate calculations. View more shipping information

Racquets Returns Each item has a certain set of prerequisites that must all be met in order to return said item. The plastic wrap on the racquet/paddle handle and any other protective pieces such as header cards have not been removed.
The tennis, badminton or squash racquet has not been strung.
Tennis, badminton or squash racquets ordered with stringing services added cannot be cancelled/refunded once the racquet has been strung regardless of shipping status.
Regular priced items may be returned within 30 days of ordering for a refund or exchange.
Sale items (discounted less than 40%) may be exchanged only for store credit or our gift card within 30 days.
No refunds or exchanges on Clearance Items (discounted 40% or more), strung racquets, water bottles, undergarments, worn or damaged product, opened massage devices and gift cards.
Customers are responsible for shipping fees on return shipments for refund or exchange. Most exchanged shipments can be shipped back to the customer at no extra cost. Return shipping must be a pre-paid, traceable method to ensure safe delivery.
Primary product packaging (eg: shoe boxes) must be covered and protected during return shipping, otherwise the return may not be accepted.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy