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Improver racket review: ProKennex Q15


Originally published on: 17/08/13 00:00

After bringing you the latest range of rackets directed at advanced and intermediate players in our last two issues, now it’s the turn of those who haven’t quite shed the tennis L-plates to sit up and take note.

After testing nine improver frames at Dukes Meadows indoor courts in West London, here's what we thought of the ProKennex Q15.

RRP: £160
Length: 27.5 inches
DA (stiffness): 71 points
Head size: 105 sq. in
String pattern: 16 x 19
Unstrung weight: 280g
Beam: 26mm

What the experts say
The Kinetic technology built into this frame offers probably the best protection for shock absorption of any racket. This frame is comfortable with an even balance that is good for an all-round game. 

What the testers say
This offering from ProKennex came really close to making our top three. Jo felt the 280g racket was a little too heavy for her but she felt her shots benefited from its big sweet spot. Bobby, on the other hand, loved the Q15 and thought the level of his tennis improved while using it. “It felt really powerful,” he said. “The feel and control were great and it was a really comfortable racket to hit with.”

What the manufacturer says
This racket offers plenty of versatility. It provides a nice mixture of power and control. The forgiveness and lightweight manoeuvrability are great for a variety of players. By concentrating weight in four corners of the racket's head, it gives your swing increased power, spin and shock reduction.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.