Tecnifibre – a French brand used by the likes of Janko Tipsarevic, Denis Istomin and Jeremy Chardy – has produced a meaty, relatively thick-beamed beast of a frame in the Flash 300.

Its width, that tops out at 25mm, meant our testers found it incredibly easy to generate big power so they could muscle the ball around the court.

Battering opponents into submission would be no problem at all then, but if you require a little bit of control while you're at it, you may come unstuck, warned our testers.

“The power was too much,” said Elliot. “I found it hard to generate enough spin to keep the ball in.”  Sarah liked its “great power” but added that “if it’s not in the sweetspot I felt like it could go anywhere”. Not for the faint-hearted.

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