MatchMate is a brand you may not know much about but the racquets marketed as MatchMate were regarded as “state-of-the-art” graphite construction. I believe these racquets were made in the US, at least, initially, and included various material compositions.
One, or actually, two possible negatives of this racquet in terms of sales is the use of “ceramic” and “Boron” on the racquet itself. To me when I see “ceramic” or Boron” I assume that the racquet is going to be ultra stiff. This is not the case here, of course.
As you would expect the ceramic/Boron model is white and that is the one we see here.
As you can also see this racquet is not strung in the normal 16×19 string pattern but instead a 16×10 string pattern. I did this in the 90’s sometime so it is obvious that open patterns were being used even back then.
The racquet is a thin, straight beam that is nicely proportioned and finished.
|Racquet Model||MatchMate Ceramic/Boron|
|String||Wilson Synthetic Gut|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||54|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||51|
|Head Area, sq cm||649.7|
|Head Area, sq in||100.7|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||10|
|Main String Grid||8.09|
|Cross String Grid||9.50|
|Average Cross String Spacing||0.950|
|Average Main String Spacing||0.506|
|Dynamic Tension, KP, ERT||22|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||123.5|
|First Moment, Nm||0.769|
|Swing Weight, Gram||280|
|Swing Weight, Ounce||9.88|
|Swing Weight Calculated||319.1|
|Maneuverability, RDC ||91|
|Head Weight, Percent||46.2|
|Center of Percussion||19.9|
|Dwell Time, Ms||10.06|