Great Racquet. . .Really Over Sized Head. . . .I love it!
By Kathy B.
from West Palm Beach, FL
Comments about WILSON K Zero 118 Tennis Racquet:
Had not purchased a new tennis racquet in 8 years, because I could not find one I really liked! Well, this one really fits the ticket! Its'over sized head gives me more area and less chance for errors. It's light! It's got punch! I thought I may have to have it restrung, but, no! It's perfect!
Played for the first time with it and couldn't believe how nice it handled. I was getting balls that I wouldn't be able to get but with the bigger head I was able to get them. Plus it's really nice and light.
No, I didn't use it to pound nails or go John McEnroe on it. I've had this happen to the last 3 Wilson racquets I've purchased at Sports Authority. I'm only a 3.0 player, so it's not like I'm hitting like a pro. Yeah, sure, I play 4-8 hours a week, but really, should that matter? It breaks across the frame just above the widest part - usually on both sides. I've sent the most recent one back to Wilson (1 yr. warranty) asking why their racquets break so much. Haven't heard back yet - or gotten my replacement racquet.
Plenty of power and accuracy while serving. Took only one 2 hour doubles match to get comfortable with my new racquet. I definitely see an improvement in blocking shots at the net and effortless volleys...it's a keeper!!
I play tennis 3x a week for about 2hrs each time. I bought a quality string at Sports Authority and had it strung by the people over there. The string broke within my 4th day playing. I thought it was probably the string, so I bought a quality string online through Black Mamba and had the people use my string on the racquet instead. This time, it lasted me two weeks. I do not recommend this racquet as the style does not work well on strings (the stringing pattern is not common). VERY EASY to break. Luckily, the people were nice enough to let me exchange for a new racquet.
This racquet, like all the other Wilson racquets I've purchased at Sports Authority breaks at the mid-point of hte frame after about 6 months of regular use. I suspect Wilson is creating these racquets out of inferior materials to make them more cheaply for Sports Authority.