Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet

Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet
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The Prince Tour 98 ESP provides excellent control with a great blend of spin and the maneuverability needed for an all-court game. This racquet excels both from the baseline and the net and benefits from the new ESP technology. The ESP "Extreme String Pattern" technology is designed to deliver up to 30% more spin resulting in higher net clearance for more consistency & heavier more penetrating shots. This racquet features built-in Double Bridge vibration, the world?s first and only technology to not only dampen vibration in both the frame but also the strings. New EXO3 technology for up to a 54% larger sweet spot. Designed for the perfect blend of control and spin.

With a Prince Power Level of 825, straight 21mm beam, 16x16 string pattern and a 98 square inch head, the Tour 98 ESP offers precision control with great spin potential. Overall, the Tour 98 is best suited for players with long full swings who are looking for control.

Note: This racquet is pre-strung with Prince Tour XC 15L at Prince's recommended tension of 58 lbs.

Note: Prince does not offer a cover with the Tour 98 ESP.

Warranty claims for this Prince product must be sent directly from the consumer to Prince by contacting returns@princetennis.com. Due to a Prince distribution network change, Midwest Sports will no longer service any Prince warranty claims.

Specs
  • Headsize: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.50 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 58
  • Balance: 12.625 in. Head Light (7pts)
  • Cross Section: 21mm Straight Beam
  • Swingweight: 310 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x16
  • Grip: ResiPro
  • Prince Power Level: 825
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Reviews

Great Racquet

4 Stars

Dale from GA on 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Moved to this after babolat pure storm tour. Nice head light racquet that produces incredible spin with open string pattern. String with a poly is a must to reduce string movement.

Small but Mighty

5 Stars

Dominique and Daniel from TX on 4/8/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Like the yellow string it was sent with....high quality Like the balance and ease of swing due to light weight I like the color combination, different but makes a statement Like the low price for a once expensive racquet Like the grip, a good quality prince grip...

Love Love Love the Prince Tour 98 ESP

5 Stars

Tennis In Hawaii from HI on 4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Moved from Prince Tour Diablo Mid 93 racquets that I've been using for close to 20 yrs. Still love that racquet but age has caught up with me where I cannot wield it effectively anymore. Extreme String Pattern (ESP) design with 16x16 open pattern of the Prince Tour 98 ESP intrigued me. Read up on the specs and reviews on this racquet. They seem to suit my style of play. Bought a pair. I didn’t like the Prince XC 15 gauge strings that came with it. Spin was there but feel and control was just average. Cut them out and strung it up with Signum Poly Plasma (18) and Gosen OG Micro (18). Wow. Much better! Everything was much better .. Serves, groundstrokes (drives and slices) … surprising good for volleys also. Very maneuverable compared to my heavy 12.5oz Tour Diablo Mids. May have to go with a 16 or 17 gauge strings though. 18 gauge breaks in just about 6 hrs of use. Found my new racquet for life. Love love love this racquet!

Good control

4 Stars

Anthony from SC on 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet seems to have good balance. It looks cool and it feels easier to control the ball and impart spin.

Awesome Racket

5 Stars

QMan from CA on 3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I purchased 2 rackets based on the reviews and the low stiffness of 58 for tennis elbow friendly. I have to add additional lead tape at 3 and 9 o'clock positions for extra weigh. the extra weigh improve power and counter players with heavy hitter.

Great Buy !!

5 Stars

Phil from CA on 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM wrote:

perfect ALL AROUND Racquet,Singles or Doubles... ALL you have to do is remove the 15L Yellow Factory string(Unless you already have Titanium Elbow !) I installed Tecnifibre Multifeel 16 on Main, 17 ga on Cross and it is AWESOME : Power,Spin,Comfort,Precision...

Great Racket

5 Stars

Seema from NH on 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This is a great racket - It is pretty balanced and feels great on the followthrough. The sweetspot is awesome and the spin I can generate with some good strings is unparallelled

incredible value..

5 Stars

grant from TN on 12/7/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have always loved prince EXO3 racquets and I feel that this is the best one ever! Incredible feel, control, and power...I'm going to buy a bunch more at the incredible price!

Loved the price point

5 Stars

from AR on 7/8/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I’m an intermediate tennis player and I’ve been looking for a new racquet for quite some time. After reading the reviews I knew that this would be an excellent frame. Not to mention, the price of this racquet really can’t be beat! This racquet offered great control and power while providing added spin (with the Extra String Pattern” technology). You can definitely tell the difference, because I noticed much more spin on my ground strokes and serves as well. One thing to note is that with the open string pattern and the lighter weight, the ball can jump off the frame quite easily. With that being said, you just need to find the right string and tension and you’ll be fine. I loved how maneuverable this racquet was on the court and I was able to cover the court very easily. I would recommend this to an intermediate player looking for a nice racquet at a low price point!

Good racquet for slice and dice

5 Stars

B. John from VT on 6/12/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like this racquet a lot for slice and spin. It is possible to learn to control and add power to it.

Noisy

4 Stars

oldocala from FL on 5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The racquet hits fine. However, the frame is somewhat noisy. That is a turn-off.

Great when Tamed

4 Stars

traskw from PA on 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racket has outstanding power potential, but control can be an issue without the right string combo. I found that a nice Kevlar blend worked beautifully. It tamed the power, creates tremendous spin and has the durability to hold up to this string pattern.

3 Stars

Frank florida from FL on 3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Liked the weight,balance and look...had racket strung at lowest recommended tension...the ball comes off the racket much higher then I would like.fight to keep lower even with,heavy top spin ,.

Good racquet but...

4 Stars

Don from IN on 2/20/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I was looking for more spin and a lighter racquet for quicker hands at the net. I definitely got both with this racquet, however, two things I hadn't counted on: 1. because of the open string pattern I can get a "flyer" if I don't intentionally swing for spin (more of a brush stroke) - you don't want to hit flat, and volleys tend to fly a little more - not quite the touch I'm used to. 2. Be prepared to string a lot because of the open pattern. With less string density to spread the impact of the ball with each stroke, the strings will definitely move more and "saw through" breaking strings much more quickly. I used a 16-gauge poly and broke the strings after 3 sets (near the end of the third). I will be re-stringing today and seeing if that was atypical - but I doubt it.

Solid, spin and good value

5 Stars

Jeffrey from CA on 2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

First thing first: tons of spin. For baseline rally or kick serve, this is the best among those spin enhanced models. It also the best racquet in Prince O3 series on feel and control. With longer swing, the shot is powerful but highly controllable. Baseline style benefit from the racquet the most. All court games work fine as it is a little hard to manuver during the quick volley exchange for double. Sweetspot is decent but not as large as other O3 series sibling. Overall it is a great choice to whom relying on heavy spin power game for margin of error. Highly recommended.

Nice deal

5 Stars

Coach from TX on 11/21/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Racket is working fantastic. Gift card was added bonus.

Great racquet

Adrian from on 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I had previously used the Prince Rebel racquet and was looking for something similar. This model exceeded my expectations. The confort is great, recommeded for intermediate players

Great racquet

Chris from Atlanta from GA on 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I had previously used the Prince Rebel racquet and was looking for something similar. This model exceeded my expectations. The confort is great, recommeded for intermediate players

Similar to Rebel

5 Stars

Logan from NC on 10/27/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been big fan of Prince racquets ever since the original O3 series. I had been used to the Rebel and was disappointed when I heard it was discontinued. This racquet picked up where that left off with even better feel. I am an interclub player that plays in about a half dozen tournaments a year. It was balanced just how I like it and drove thru my forehands and backhands. It is worth a try.

Nice pop and feel.

5 Stars

loldw1223 from PA on 10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet does have a huge sweet spot. Tons of spin and a nice pop sound. Easy to control plus the feel of this racket is very comfortable. Only negative I would say is that the racket doesn't have a good stand up against heavier shots. However, overall its a decent racquet. Just needed a bit of added weight, recommend putting some lead tapes!

Nice pop and feel.

5 Stars

loldw1223 from PA on 10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet does have a huge sweet spot. Tons of spin and a nice pop sound. Easy to control plus the feel of this racket is very comfortable. Only negative I would say is that the racket doesn't have a good stand up against heavier shots. However, overall its a decent racquet. Just needed a bit of added weight, recommend putting some lead tapes!

Great raquet

4 Stars

Mike smith from CA on 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great spin and accuracy. Definitely for players looking for control and consistency

Great raquet

4 Stars

Mike smith from CA on 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great spin and accuracy. Definitely for players looking for control and consistency

spin and power

4 Stars

Robert from CA on 2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The ESP is awesome! You can really fell the spin difference compared to a denser string pattern. I also felt a lot of pop on power without sacrificing control. I liked it especially on my kick serve. What I don't like about this racquet is that you have to keep on adjusting the strings because it moves a lot especially if you're a spinner. Overall, I would recommend this racquet to spinners who prefer a little power without sacrificing control

Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet
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Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet (Prestrung)

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