The Prince Lightning 100 tennis racquet is the perfect match for an up and coming beginner player seeking the ideal balance between power and comfort. The Prince Lightning at 100 square inches and 11 ounces, features enough room on the head of the racquet for beginners to maintain power on off-centered hits.
Sweet Spot expansion technology featured on this frame allows the string to pass through, and not touch the frame (or grommet), until the outside of the head. This effectively lengthens the string without having to make the head bigger - this enlarges the sweet spot. On impact with the ball, the string can flex more, which also helps to soften the feel and add comfort to the racquet. All in all the Lightning 100 is a great frame for a beginner to intermediate player seeking a good price point racquet that features a quality combination of power, speed and comfort.
I am a girls high school coach and many of my players have started to use this racquet. It is perfect for a beginner to intermediate player who is just learning the ropes of the game and starting to improve. There is really nothing that stands out about this racquet- I wouldn’t use it if you are beginning to advance at a quick pace, because you will need something heavier than this. Regardless, this racquet is pretty good all around. It provides control, stability, power and spin. I would recommend this if you have a slow to medium swing speed and anyone looking for a basic frame.
5 StarsLightning Review
Coach Tony from VA wrote (April 27, 2016):
Had four different High School players who tried this racket and rated this racket among the best from the 10 tried. The racket has just the right touch of power, feel, and control and is perfect for anyone with slow to moderate swing speed. It's a good choice racket for the price versus the more expensive models.