My desire and I think the desire of many people is to have the brand new model of a tennis racket or tennis shoes. However, fulfilling this desire can be really expensive. Therefore, I prefer to be wise when shopping something including shopping tennis gear. You have to be patient to get the best deal. Black Friday tennis deals are usually the best ones.
Brand New Model versus Older Model
I am the type of person who visits all test events I find. There is no better chance to test every possible type of rackets, new arrivals and also the older models. Usually, you have enough time to test all of them. But I never take my credit card with me. I am not a penny pincher, but I need to think a little bit more before buying a new gear.
The brand new models are usually perfect, but the one-year-old models are not bad too. What makes a difference is a price. You can get older models with a substantial discount, which means you can save money and change your gear more often.
Buy more and get discount
If you are part of a tennis club, or you have a lot of friends playing tennis, you have a good chance to save money. Usually, you can find a tennis deals when buying two rackets gives you a better price. Then you can just split with your friend. Buying bigger quantities brings better prices. For example, look at the tennis balls. You will see the difference between buying one can and dozen of cans.
Racket and accessories together
Buying best tennis rackets gives you always some accessories for free. Tennis rackets are usually sold prestrung, you will get branded vibration dampener and some of them also give you nice racket cover.
Sometimes I look for deals when you buy tennis bag and racket together, but nobody needs a new bag as often as a new racket.
Do not forget on Black Friday tennis deals, which are usually the best on the market.
BABOLAT AeroPro lite
Babolat 2016 AeroPro Drive Tennis Racquet with 6 Racquet Bag
Wilson US open tennis racket with Bag and Balls