Skip to content



Solinco releases extended frames []

The longer models bring added variety to the Whiteout and Blackout lines

By Jon Levy via (Original Article)


Solinco has its sights set on becoming a complete tennis equipment company. An established string brand, earlier this year they added to its expanding catalog when it released two brand-new racquet lines. The Whiteout is a 98 square-inch frame designed for precision and comfort, while the Blackout is a 100 square-inch model that boasts easier spin and power. The racquets come in varying weights, but there was an option missing from the lineups: extended length.

The additions of the Whiteout 305 XTD and Blackout 100 XTD frames brings two newcomers and choices to the franchises. At 27.5 inches in length, the frames will provide extra reach and leverage on shots such as serves and two-handed backhands for added power and plow through. Except for the extra half-inch in length, the racquets essentially have the same specs as the standard length versions.

However, the extra length will typically increase the racquet’s swingweight without any increase to the static weight. While this is what helps give the frame extra backbone and pop, it also decreases the maneuverability. Along with the spacing and timing adjustments compared to standard length, it’s the most notable challenges presented by playing with a longer frame.

Set to release on July 1, the XTD models will be priced at $220 and available at tennis specialty retailers. Check back in the coming weeks for more detailed reviews.


Explore Solinco

Zvonereva Wins the WTA Finals; is the Best of the Best in Cancun

Vera Zvonereva is a WTA Finals Doubles Champion. Here’s a recap of her phenomenal close to the season.

Read More

Weather-Ready Tennis: How to Prepare for Colder Court Conditions

From equipment adjustments to fitness considerations, Coach Michael Russell, current coach to Taylor Fritz and Solinco ambassador, gives us his insights on ways to prepare and excel in colder court conditions.

Read More

Explore the Whiteout 18×20’s Top Reviews: An Excellent All-Around Frame

Want to know if an 18×20 racquet is right for you? We’ve rounded up the best reviews for the Whiteout 18×20 and the 18×20 XTD.

Read More