Wilson Reveals New BLX Racquets

[CHICAGO] — Wilson Racquet Sports announced the introduction of 14 new BLX models developed for players of all levels and playing styles. BLX racquets are engineered with Basalt fibers, a natural volcanic rock that delivers clean feedback for the perfect feel on every shot.

The cornerstone of the new 2011 BLX line is the Blade Family of racquets. The Blade Series features five new racquets including the Blade Tour BLX, Blade 98 BLX, Blade Team BLX and Blade Lite BLX. The Blade 98 BLX is also available in an agressive pink cosmetic. New to the Blade Family is the Blade Lite BLX, a 100” headsize, the 10.2 ounce racquet geared toward a wide range of players; from ambitious juniors to top ranked pros.

The Blade family of racquets is one of the hottest series of racquets on tour and sixty-six 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.

Leading the Blade Team of players are 13 time Grand Slam Champion, Serena Williams and 9 time Grand Slam Champion 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.”

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 introduces 8 new models including Justin Henin’s new Tour Limited BLX. 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. And 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.

Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help players of all levels perform better. Wilson’s core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis). For more information, visit



Racquet Headsize Strung Weight Length
Blade Tour BLX 93" 12 oz 27"
Ideal for the highly skilled traditionalist who generates their own power and craves the feel of an ultra control orientated frame.
Blade 98 BLX 98" 11.3 oz 27"
A mid-plus head size and mid-level weight racquet for serious competitors who place a premium on feel and control.
Blade 98 BLX Pink 98" 11.3 oz 27"
A striking new color chosen by top athletes on tour for attacking the ball in style with the same qualities of the Blade 98 BLX.
Blade Team BLX 104" 10.8 oz 27.5"
The choice of Venus and Serena Williams, and offers a great option for a variety of skill levels seeking a powerful, forgiving sweet spot and controlled feel.
Blade Lite BLX 100" 10.2 oz 27"
For a wide range of dedicated tennis players from weekend warriors or ambitious juniors to the top of the elite ranks.
Pro Lite BLX 102" 9.6 oz 27"
Created for younger players and those seeking out a light weight, competition model with plenty of pop.
Tour Limited BLX 95" 11 oz 27.5"
Excellent choice for tournament level player seeking powerful baseline drives and pinpoint precision.
Tour Lite BLX 103" 9.3 oz 26.75"
Designed with the smaller or younger player in mind, provides ultimate maneuverability in a serious frame
Tidal Force BLX 105" 9.9 oz 27.25"
Over delivers for the player who seeks performance
Coral Reef BLX 110" 9.8 oz 27.25"
An ideal choice for the player who seeks a forgiving and powerful sweet spot.
Bold BLX 100" 10 oz 27"
Perfect introduction to BLX with light weight and forgiving mid plus head size
Cierzo Two BLX 120" 9.8 oz 27.9"
Combining lightweight with a generous oversized head and extra leverage to create a new degree of feel with the legendary sledge hammer frame.
Stratus Three BLX 115" 9.7 oz 27.5"
A perfect choice for those players seeking the ideal balance between power and comfort.
Tempest Four BLX 110" 8.7 oz 27.25"
Lightest BLX racquet and a great choice for any player seeking a powerful shot with unmatched mobility.


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