Rankings: Work rankings

Work should be low, to maximize the ball speed you can get from a given effort. The rankings under the five benchmark conditions were weighted according to the amount of effort required for the best racquets under each, then summed to give the weighted sum that determined the overall rank. The predominant value was the rank under the Second Benchmark Condition (2 BC) — how much effort you need to produce a 110 mph serve with each racquet. To see the range of Work values under each of the 5 Benchmark Conditions for the 167 racquets in the survey, click here. The ranking is from best (Prince Graphite Classic OS) to worst (Babolat VS Nanotube Power).

Rank Racquet
1 Prince Graphite Classic OS
2 Cayman Pro Heat II
3 Yonex Muscle Power 3i
4 Yonex RD Ti-70 Long 98
5 Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 5g
6 Weed 3/4 Weed XL
7 Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50 Long
8 Head I.Prestige Mid
9 Cayman Catalyst II Pro
10 Cayman Catalyst II
11 Volkl Quantum 10 RAP
12 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-1500 Long 105
13 Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80
14 Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50
15 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 MP Stretch
16 Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 7g
17 Babolat Pure Control
18 Prince Triple Threat Warrior OS
19 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-1700 Long 98
20 Head Classic MP
21 Head I.S18
22 Volkl C10 Pro
23 Fischer Pro Tour FT Air Carbon Ti
24 Cayman Pro Talis II
25 Cayman Pro Talis II Long
26 Babolat Pure Control +
27 Topspin TPC1000
28 Volkl Catapult 3
29 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Zone 7.1
30 Prince Triple Threat Graphite OS
31 Prince Triple Threat Hornet OS
32 Cayman Pro Smash II
33 Head i.S9 OS
34 Babolat VS Control
35 Yonex RD Ti-70 88
36 Head i.Prestige MP
37 Prince Triple Threat Graphite MP
38 Fischer Pro No. One
39 Fischer Pro Extreme
40 Fischer GDS Rally FT Titanium
41 Head I.Radical OS
42 Prince Triple Threat Graphite Mid
43 Prince Triple Threat Rebel MP
44 Yonex MP Tour-1 Mid
45 Dunlop 300G 98
46 Prince Triple Threat Warrior MP
47 Volkl Quantum V1 OS
48 Volkl Quantum 10 Tour
49 Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 85
50 Babolat Pure Power Zylon 360
51 Babolat Pure Drive
52 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Surge 5.1
53 Volkl Tour 8
54 Volkl Quantum 5
55 Prince Triple Threat Vendetta MP
56 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 MP
57 Slazenger Pro Braided
58 Volkl Catapult 1
59 Wilson Triad Pro Staff 6.0 MP
60 Topspin CL 633
61 Prince Graphite Classic MP
62 Volkl Catapult 2
63 Dunlop Spirit 110
64 Volkl V1 Classic
65 Cayman Energizer II Pro
66 Prince Triple Threat Vendetta OS
67 Pro Kennex Core 1 No. 20
68 Yonex MP Tour-1 MP
69 Head i.extreme MP
70 Prince Triple Threat Attitude MP
71 Volkl Quantum V1 MP
72 Head I.S10
73 Cayman Energizer II
74 Volkl C-10 Pro OS
75 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Extreme 6.7
76 Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.5 MP
77 Babolat Soft Drive
78 Babolat Soft Power
79 Prince Triple Threat Hornet MP
80 Babolat Pure Control Zylon 360
81 Head I.Radical MP
82 Dunlop Inferno 118
83 Head i.S2 MP
84 Prince Triple Threat Bandit OS
85 Head i.S2 OS
86 Dunlop Vision 102
87 Volkl Tour 10 Mid
88 Dunlop 200G 95
89 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 Light OS
90 Dunlop Vision 110
91 Head I.Prestige MP XL
92 Dunlop Spirit 100
93 Cayman Excel Comp II
94 Topspin CL 603
95 Babolat Pure Drive Zylon 360
96 Prince More Dominant OS
97 Head i.S4 MP
98 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-1700 Long 110
99 Fischer GDS Spice
100 Head i.S4 OS
101 Pro Kennex Kinetic Pro 15g
102 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.2 MP
103 Head i.Speed MP
104 Head Classic Mid
105 Prince Triple Threat Scream OS
106 Volkl Quantum 8 RAP
107 Prince Triple Threat Sovereign OS
108 Dunlop Inferno 110
109 Pro Kennex Ti Intensity PBT Reach
110 Volkl Quantum Force
111 Weed T-Zone Plus
112 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Stretch MP
113 Fischer GDS Spirit
114 Prince More Game OS
115 Head I.S12
116 Pro Kennex Type S
117 Prince More Thunder OS
118 Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.0 OS
119 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.2 OS
120 Prince Triple Threat Attitude OS
121 Dunlop Inferno 104
122 Fischer GDS Take Off 710
123 Babolat VS Drive
124 Head I.S6 MP
125 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 OS
126 Pro Kennex Core 1 No. 22
127 Weed T-Zone
128 Gosen Carbon Plus I
129 Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Stretch OS
130 Topspin CL 628
131 Blackburne Excalibur Ti 97
132 Prince More Game MP
133 Yonex Muscle Power 5i MP
134 Prince Triple Threat Bandit MP
135 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 Light MP
136 Cayman Strike X
137 Gosen Carbon 15
138 Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.0 MP
139 Prince Triple Threat Scream MP
140 Fischer GDS Take Off 1210
141 Cayman Sidewinder Ti
142 Head I.S6 OS
143 Yonex V-Con 20
144 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2 OS
145 Pro Kennex Core 1 No. 24
146 Yonex V-Con 20
147 Cayman Airlite
148 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 MP
149 Yonex Muscle Power 5i OS
150 Blackburne Excalibur Ti 107
151 Babolat VS Power
152 Blackburne DS-107
153 Wilson Triad Hammer 3.0
154 Cayman Energizer Ti
155 Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.2 MP
156 Fischer GDS Take Off 910
157 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-2000 Long 110
158 Gosen Tri Tube 400C
159 Wilson Hyper Hammer 2.7
160 Wilson Triad Hammer 2.0 w/Rollers
161 Yonex Ultimum RQ Ti-2000 Long 120
162 Wilson Triad Hammer 4.0 OS
163 Wilson Triad Hammer 4.0 MP
164 Wilson Triad Hammer 5.0 OS
165 Wilson Triad Hammer 5.0 MP
166 Babolat VS Nanotube Drive
167 Babolat VS Nanotube Power