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15% off Storewide: Babolat Boost Drive Tennis Racquet $145.98 Delivered @ Tennis Direct eBay

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I've been keeping an eye on the prices for the Babolat Boost Drive tennis racquet and saw that Tennis Direct eBay has 15% off store wide. All the products I looked at were 15% off so I'm not sure exactly what's excluded.

I saved another $10 thanks to this deal for ebay plus members posted by Knight321, bringing the total cost down to $135.98.

Not bad for a racquet usually purchased for just under $170.

This racquet is aimed the the beginner to intermediate player. I am waiting for Tennis Direct to get back to me and advise the string tension. I'm also thinking it may not come with a cover, as there is no mention of a cover on the ebay page.

Edit: They got back to me and said it does come with a cover. They didn't answer my question abput string tension. I also realised that the Tennis Direct has 15% off their website, but if you buy this racquet on their website you don't get a cover and can't use the ebay voucher.

Head Size - 105sq. In./680cm2
Weight - 260g/9 oz.
Balance - 345mm
Flexibiliy - 70ra
Length - 27in./685mm
Composition - Graphite
Str. Pattern - 16/19

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Comments

  • +1

    This racquet is aimed the the beginner to advanced player.

    The Babolat boost series is designed for the beginner or rec player. The non boost series is for the intermediate/advanced player (more HL balance, weight and smaller headsize).

    I am waiting for Tennis Direct to get back to me and advise the string tension.

    It's prestrung with syngut I believe. Hard to know what tension they'll be at because they've been sitting a warehouse for who knows how long.

    I also realised that the Tennis Direct has 15% off their website, but if you buy this racquet on their website you don't get a cover and can't use the ebay voucher.

    It can be cheaper to get stuff off the Tennis Direct website as orders over $150 have free shipping. There is no such policy on eBay, rather they enforce shipping on every item they sell, so buying 3 items will mean more than $10 in shipping, even though their website doesn't do the same

    Enjoy your tennis!!

    • Thanks for picking that up, I did mean beginner to intermediate.

      It can be cheaper to get stuff off the Tennis Direct website as orders over $150 have free shipping

      Fair call, though with the ebay plus $10 off code and the $10 extra to buy the racquet cover, it was heaps cheaper on ebay. I could buy some balls to tip me over $150 but considering I can get the racquet without balls for $135 I went that way.

      For people who don't have ebay plus, don't care about a cover as it will go into a 3 racquet bag, etc and need to buy some extras which will result in free shipping, the 15% off the website is a good deal too.

      Enjoy your tennis!!

      Cheers, my 25 year old racquet still works fine but has a stress fracture so that can be a backup for me. Shift change today mean I missed the first game :(
      But I'll be there next week :)

    • String tension around 50lbs they say, but interesting point about them sitting around the warehouse. I'll have to do a practice hit with it when it arrives to see what it is like but I would like about 53-54lb, so I reckon I need to get it restrung.

      • +1

        Tension is very personal. Adjust as you see fit. 50lbs is a very safe midpoint.

        Players vary their tension for personal preference, in accordance with the seasons - higher in Summer and lower in Winter, different string types (multifilaments usually higher than polyester) etc. It's good to experiment.

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