Earlier this month I received a Racket Box in the post for me to review for my blog. I immediately posted a photo of the goodies inside the box on my Instagram profile (along with a cheeky flash of my legs, which haven’t seen the light of day for quite a few months now!) Since then I have had a chance to try out some of the items in the box, and I wanted to let you know how I got on, and my thoughts on these subscription tennis boxes.
First up, let me list the contents of the racket box that I received:
- Two tubes of Robin Söderling tennis balls
- A pack of three white Wilson overgrip
- A bright yellow Karakal grip
- A pair of white Asics tech running ankle socks
- Luxilon Savage Black racket strings
- A Wilson emoji vibration dampener
Now, I would estimate that the contents of the box, if you were to buy them individually, would cost just under £40 (about €45), whereas if you sign up for a monthly racket box it costs £29.95 (and a bi-monthly box costs £14.95 per month). Hence, you are certainly saving money by signing up, but is it still worth it?
I have so far tried the Wilson overgrip, the vibration dampener, the tennis balls and the socks. These are obviously all good quality products: I liked the feel of the smooth overgrips; the socks provided great cushioning; the balls, though super stylish, were a bit too hard for my liking; I was pleased to find out via Instagram that Dan Evans has the same emoji dampener 😉
Signing up for a monthly (or bi-monthly) tennis box is certainly an investment that is best suited to regular tennis players. I like the fact that there is an option to receive boxes every two months rather than every month, as monthly boxes might lead to too many products for some players. Those of us that train and play regularly know how useful it is to regularly stock up on tennis balls, strings and overgrips and we are always on the look out for new tennis gadgets and equipment to try out. And by investing in a racket box you are going to be exposed to lots of different tennis products that you might not otherwise have heard of or have access to. The producer of Racket Box also tells me that there may be the possibility in the future to request particular items, such as tennis balls, as this is something you might not want to constantly change.
Have you ever signed up for a tennis box? Let me know your thoughts on these boxes in the comments below.