Notable for its size zero, super skinny 19mm beam and a price tag under £150, this KI Q Tour 300 also features a relatively open string pattern (16 x 19) and a big enough 98-square-inch face.

All that added up to a tennis racket that left a smile on the faces of our testers Adam and Howard. The theme of the feedback was that this Pro Kennex club boasted easy power but crucially – especially when you’re under pressure in a big match – control from the back of the court.

The 16 x 19 string pattern also made it easy to generate spin, which Adam described as “confidence- inspiring”.

Howard was in agreement. “It has lovely control, easy-to-generate power and loads of spin. I barely made an error when I was hitting with this.”

Pro Kennex QI Tour 300 – voted BaselIne Beast in the 

It’s pretty plain that you’ve found a racket that can help advanced players feel better about their games from the back of the court when the
kind of feedback testers give raves about power, control, feel and spin. Take a bow, QI Tour 300, king of the baseline battlers.

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