Wilson tennis' BLX brand proved to be hot. The company has announced 14 new BLX models developed for players of all levels and playing styles. BLX racquets were first introduced in 2010 and the newest additions to the line are engineered with the same basalt fibers, touch-ability and feel.
The cornerstone of the new-for-2011 BLX line is the Blade Family of racquets. The Blade Series features five new racquets including the Blade Tour BLX, Blade 98 BLX (pictured above left), Blade Team BLX and Blade Lite BLX. The Blade 98 BLX is also available in an agressive pink cosmetic (see right). New to the Blade Family is the Blade Lite BLX, a 100” headsize, a 10.2 ounce racquet geared toward a wide range of players.
Wilson athletes will make the switch to a new Blade BLX racquet in January. Twenty-five of the players will be sporting the new Blade 98 BLX Pink. How hot have I told you that pink is on-court? Here is proof.
Leading the Blade Team of players are Serena and Venus Williams. They will debut their new Blade Team BLX racquets at the start of the 2011 season. “I know Wilson will always provide me with the best racquet with the latest technology,” Serena said recently after trying her new BLX racquet. “This upgrade will help enhance the feel of my game going into 2011.” I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she plays. I really do miss her on court.
Rounding out the player frame offerings for 2011 is the Pro Lite BLX, part of the Pro Family of racquets lead by Juan Martin Del Potro. This new frame, the Pro Lite BLX, is geared toward younger players and those seeking a light weight competitive model.
In the All Around and Game Improvement categories, Wilson will also introduce 8 new models including Justin Henin’s new Tour Limited BLX (pictured above right). Designed in cooperation with Henin, this frame is an extra half inch in length (27.5”), providing powerful shots from deep in the court. The Coral Reef BLX, Tidal Force BLX and Bold BLX finish out the All Around category.
The return of the legendary sledge hammer frame is the Cierzo Two BLX. Completing the the Game Improvement category are the Stratus Three BLX and Tempest Four BLX providing maximum power in a comfortable, high value, lightweight frame.
For a guide to which racquet might be best for your game, look here. Available in January 2011. Retails run $190-300.
Test and buy soon at Tennis-Warehouse and at tennis specialty retailers worldwide.