Well, the 2019 Wimbledon Championships are finally here and so are the Wimbledon racquets! Will this year bring a racquet that has never won a Wimbledon Championship bring one home? Or will Wilson and Head continue to bring home the trophies?
2019 Wimbledon Racquets: By The Numbers
Have you ever wondered what the most popular tennis racquets are at Wimbledon? Not just of the popular “Big 4s” or the top 10 of the WTA, but have you ever really wanted to get into the numbers?
For example, do you want to know what percentage of the ATP uses Wilson tennis racquets? Or what percentage of the WTA uses Babolat tennis racquets? Or Head?
After a bit of digging around, I’ve come up with the percentages!
|Wilson||35% – 45 Players||39% – 50 Players|
|Head||23% – 30 Players||11% – 15 Players|
|Babolat||16% – 20 Players||22% – 28 Players|
|Yonex||12% – 16 Players||19% – 24 Players|
|Tecnifibre||6% – 8 Players||1% – 1 Player|
|Prince||5% – 6 Players||2% – 2 Players|
|Dunlop||1% – 1 Player||4% – 6 Players|
|Pro Kennex||1% – 1 Player||0% – No Players|
|Pacific||1% – 1 Player||0% – No Players|
|Snauwaert||0% – No Players||1% – 1 Player|
|Võlkl||0% – No Players||1% – 1 Player|
As you can see above, the clear winner of what tennis racquet brand being used at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships is Wilson. I’m sure you know that the winningest tennis racquet at Wimbledon has been Wilson (Federer, Sampras, Graff, Williams, etc.) with the most titles from the All England Club. Interestingly enough, there was a 28% increase in WTA players switching to Wilson; while the ATP saw a 15% increase of usage from 2018.
I’m surprised that there aren’t more Yonex tennis racquets at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Yonex seems to be popping up all over both tours, especially with the history Yonex has had at Wimbledon. Just last year, Yonex had 5 Wimbledon trophies!
It’s interesting to see that Babolat is the third most used tennis racquet at Wimbledon. These powerful tennis racquets surely can hit big enough to go through the grassy tennis courts, right? I wonder if players arms are begging to suffer? Babolat is, however, quite popular on the WTA tour. Surprisingly, Babolat saw a 31% drop in players on the ATP and near equal 30% drop on the WTA tour from 2018.
It is kind of sad to see Prince and Dunlop having such a poor showing this year. Both brands have had some incredible history at Wimbledon. It’s a bummer to see them pretty much disappear from the main draw.
What do you think about the Wimbledon racquets this year? Are you surprised that Wilson is still dominating? Let me know in the comments section below.