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Demo Racket Service

Try Before You Buy


At Herne Hill Sports, we understand that choosing a new tennis racket can be tricky. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just a beginner, choosing a new racket is a very personal decision and not one to take lightly! There are loads of rackets to choose from with many different characteristics to consider –  which many people understandably find daunting! But don’t fear, because we offer a racket demo service! This works exactly like it sounds and allows you to try out any of our Tour frames from Wilson, Head, Babolat and Yonex for up to a week, making the service a great option for tennis players based all over London. What makes this service so uniquely useful is that it allows you to truly see and feel the difference that exists within the different racket families. The service is remarkably simple and works as follows:

Each Demo Racket costs £10.

You can take up to 3 at a time.

You can have the rackets for up to a week at a time.

Once you decide which racket you like, any money you have spent on the demo scheme will come off the price of your chosen frame.


We now offer a limited Padel demo racket service! For information regarding which rackets we have available give us a call or use the ‘Contact Us’ tab!

Tennis Rackets Available to Demo


Wilson tennis


Wilson Clash 98 (310g)

Wilson Clash Pro (310g)

Wilson Clash 100 (295g)

Wilson Blade 98 (16×19 – 305g)

Wilson Blade 98 (18×20 – 305g)

Wilson Blade 98s (295g)

Wilson Blade 100L (285g)

Wilson Blade 101L (274g)

Wilson Ultra 100 v4 (300g)

Wilson Ultra 100L v4 (280g)

Wilson Ultra UL v4 (260g)

Wilson Pro Staff 97 v14 (315g)

Wilson Pro Staff X v14 (315g)

Wilson Pro Staff 97L v14 (290g)

Wilson SHIFT v1 (300g)

Wilson SHIFT Pro v1 (315g)

Wilson SHIFT 99L v1 (285g)



Head tennis


Head Speed Pro (315g)

Head Speed MP (300g)

Head Speed Team (285g)

Head Speed Team L (265g)

Head Gravity Pro (315g)

Head Gravity MP (295g)

Head Radical Pro (315g)

Head Radical MP (300g)


Babolat tennis


Babolat Pure Drive (300g)

Babolat Pure Drive 98 (305g)

Babolat Pure Drive Team (285g)

Babolat Pure Drive Lite (270g)

Babolat Pure Aero (300g)

Babolat Pure Aero 98 (305g)

Babolat Pure Aero Team (285g)

Babolat Pure Aero Lite (270g)

Yonex tennis


Yonex Ezone 98 (305g)

Yonex Ezone 98 Tour (315g)

Yonex Ezone 100 (305g)

Yonex Ezone 100L (285g)

Yonex Ezone 100SL (270g)

Yonex Vcore 98 (305g)

Yonex Vcore 100 (300g)

Yonex Percept 97 (310g)

Please be advised that our demo rackets are subject to availability as they are in constant use. In case you have a particular model in mind that you’d like to try, we suggest giving us a call beforehand to check if it’s currently in-store. If it’s not available then rest assured that we can take your contact details and notify you as soon as it becomes available again.