Try Before You Buy

Why not try our racquet demonstration service? We are one of the very few companies that run a demo service. We have many satisfied customers who have taken advantage of our demo service before they have invested in their new "on-court weapon".

We have the most current, popular tennis, squash and badminton demonstration racquets for you to try before you buy - over 100 to choose from!

Our scheme is simple:

o    Come to our shop to book you demos - there is often a waiting list for the most popular racquets, so please be patient!

o    You can play with the racquet(s) for up to 7 days before returning them

o    We charge a £75 deposit per demo racquet you try (which is fully refundable upon the returning of the demo racquet and purchase of a new racquet. There is a £5 charge if you do not purchase a racquet)  - Please go to the bottom of the page to see a full list of our Terms and Conditions 


Our Current Demo Racquets

Tennis Racquets

BLX Pro Open 2012
BLX Six One Lite 2012
BLX Six One Team 2012
BLX Blade 101 2013
BLX Blade 104 2013
BLX Blade 98 2013
BLX Blade 93 2013
BLX Pro Staff 90 2013
BLX Pro Staff 95 2013
BLX Pro Staff 100 2013
BLX Juice 2013
BLX Steam 100 2013
BLX Steam 99 2013
BLX Steam 96 2013
BLX Steam 105S 2013
BLX Steam 99S 2013
Pro Staff 95S 2014
Blade 98S 2014
Juice 100S 2014
Six-One 95L 2014
Pro Staff 100LS 2014 

Extreme MP 2011
Extreme Elite 2011
3 Star 2012
Instinct MP 2013
Instinct Rev 2013
Instinct Power 2013
Instinct S 2013
Speed Graphene MP 2013
Speed Lite 2012
Radical Lite 2012
Radical Graphene MP 2014

Pure Strike 16/19 2014
Pure Strike 100 2014
Pure Drive GT 2012
Pure Drive Lite GT 2012
Pure Drive 107 GT 2013
Aero Pro Drive GT 2013
Aero Pro Team GT 2013
Aero Pro Lite GT 2013
Drive Z Tour 2013
Drive Z Mid 2013
Drive Z Lite 2013
Drive 105 2014 

T-Flash 300 2013
T-Fight 320 2013
T-Fight 295 2013
T-Fight 255 2013
T-Flash 265 2014

Ignite 95 2011
Ignite Team 95 2011
O3 Team+ 2012
EXO3 Tour 100 2012
EXO3 Tour Lite 2012
EXO3 Rebel 98 Team 2012
EXO3 Tour 100T ESP 2014
EXO3 Tour 98 ESP 2014
EXO3 Warrior 100 ESP 2014
LS 105 Pink 2014
Bolt 110 ESP 2014 

Pro Kennex
Q Tour 325 2013
Black Ace 98 2013
QS Kinetic 2013
Kinetic Q30 2014 

Organix 6 2013
Organix 1 2013
Organix 8 Super G 2014
Powerbridge 10 2014 

E-Zone Ai 100 2014
E-Zone Ai 98 2014
V-Core Team 2013
V-Core Lite 2013
RDIS 100 2011

Mantis 250 2014
Mantis 300 2014


Squash Racquets

Xenon 135 2012
Graphene Neon 130 2013

Carboflex 130 2012
Carboflex 140 2013
Ruby 130 2013
Dynergy Max 2013
Carboflex 130 2013
Carboflex 125 2013
NG 130 Suprem 2013
Carboflex Speed 2012
Suprem Calibur 135 2013
Suprem Fire 2012

BLX Tour 2013
Ripper 2014
K-Sting 2011

Rebel 2013
Hybrid Red 2013
Tour 2013

Stealth 2013
Racquet Centre Fury 2013
Vapor 2013

QBC Tour 2013
QBC Pro 2013

Pro Kennex
Wave Super Lite 2013
Destiny Lite 2013
Wave 2013

Pro 125 2013
Power 110 2014
Tour 2014
Power Black 2014
Pro 115 2014


Badminton Racquets

Yonex Voltric
Voltric Z-Force II
Voltric 80
Voltric 70
Voltric 60
Voltric 50
Voltric i-Force
Voltric 50 Neo
Voltric 9 Neo
Voltric 9

Yonex Nanoray
Nanoray Z-Speed
Nanoray 900
Nanoray 800
Nanoray 750
Nanoray 700FX
Nanoray 600
Nanoray 300
Nanoray 90DX
Nanoray 70DX

Yonex Arcsaber
Arcsaber Z-Slash
Arcsaber i-Slash
Arcsaber 11
Arcsaber FB
Arcsaber 7
Arcsaber 6

Ashaway Viper 1000

Racquet Ball

Submission 2013
Ti175 XL 2013
Cobra 180 2013

O3 Red 2013

Black Knight
Fury 140 2013

Mantis 160 2014

K-Lite 155 2011
BLX Warlock 2012

Pro Kennex
Shadow 170 2013


Terms and Conditions

We want you to enjoy the opportunity of playing with the latest racquets to help inform your buying choice. By making use of our demonstration scheme, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

How much does the demo scheme cost?

For each racquet you burrow, we charge a £75 deposit. We accept all major cards except AMX. This deposit is fully refundable against any racquet you buy from us (subject to the clarifications below). A £5 service charge will be made for each racquet if you do not purchase a new racquet from us.

How long can I keep the demo?

You must return the racquet(s) within 7 days after you have received them.

What happens if I return the racquet(s) late?

Keeping racquets longer than 7 days prevents other customers from trying them out. If any racquets are returned more than 2 weeks late, your deposit will be forfeited. The racquets will remain the property of The Racquet Centre.

What if I decide not to buy a racquet?

Simply return the demo(s) back us and we will refund the deposit less a £5 service charge per demo racquet.

What grip size are the demos?

All our demos are a grip size 3. You are welcome to add another grip or over grip to the racquet whilst you have it.

What happens if the strings break?

We try and ensure that all demo racquets are regularly strung, but string breakages are an unavoidable part of racquet sports. if the strings break, simply return the racquet to us for restringing - you will not be charged for the restring. Please do not have the racquet restrung by anyone else.

What happens if the frame brakes?

Frame breakages are your responsibility unless they are due to a manufacturing fault. In the unlikely situation that the frame breaks, please return it to us. We will return it to the manufacturer for checking. If they do not replace it, we will charge you for the cost of a new demo racquet.

How do I go about buying a racquet?

Simply return the demo(s) back and we will supply you with a brand new racquet with the correct grip size. The total price will be reduced by the sum of all the demo fees you have paid.

Can I have my new racquet(s) custom strung?

Many of our new racquets come pre-strung but we can string them up to your preference for a reduced cost. If it is factory strung, we charge £5 less than our normal stringing price for a new racquet to be custom strung.

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