Custom TC100

5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

£146.00

 

Offering just enough power to make it a menace, the frame was designed to be as slim as possible to ensure you still get the feedback you need if you want to take your game to the highest level.

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Perhaps because of the trends with the latest generation of tour players and the preference for baseline play, the TC100 is fast becoming our most popular frame. Offering just enough power to make it a menace, the frame was designed to be as slim as possible to ensure you still get the feedback you need if you want to take your game to the highest level.

The open string pattern design, coupled with the 100 square inch head gives you easy access to spin, and Paul Angell’s frame design ensures that net shots are still easily controllable. Some say that hitting a tennis ball has never been more fun.

Standard specs include

  • 100inch headsize
  • 21mm tapered beam
  • Unique “D” box section design.
  • Over frame grommet structure
  • Foam Core

12 reviews for Custom TC100

  1. Jesse Hayward
    5 out of 5

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    After several winning sets and some great workouts I am going to marry this racket. I have been playing tennis for over 30 years and have a deep
    and abiding bond with the physical and mental challenges the game provides.
    I have never, however, been fond of the challenge of getting my racket just
    right. Thank you for doing that for me. Your 100 ra53 has both control and
    pop while simultaneously allowing me to open up the court like never before.
    I don’t move like I used to but your stick helps me hit my spots on serve and
    drive my one handed backhand to such a degree where as I don’t feel my
    age. In other words, your flawless design and precision fabrication have
    rejuvenated my game. Seriously, thanks.

  2. Jono
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My game has greatly improved, especially my serve. There’s so much to say about the quality of this racquet. I like the 100 because I hit with a lot of topspin. Choosing a custom racquet allowed me to get everything I wanted and have more confidence on the court. The specs I ended up choosing are almost identical to the tour 100 apart from the C grip. I must use that because I played with Prince for many years.
    The customer service was also very good. I was never blown off or treated badly and I got exactly what I needed.
    Happy hunting.

  3. jeremy schlussel
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I give the TC100 4.75 stars since nothing is perfect (there are inherent tradeoffs when selecting a racket), however this is the closest racket I have found to perfection.
    27.25″; 70ra, added lead tape from 9-11 o’clock and 3-1 o’clock and counter balanced
    strung all in 345 grams. estimated 340 swing weight and 7 pts head light

    serve – this racket serves like nothing else and it isn’t even close. absolute bombs, second place is PureDrive Roddick. but with the added bonus that the TC100 feels great. I can feel the neck flex and explode into the ball. such easy power. my regular partners have commented on my serve after a match saying how much bigger it is. but power without placement means nothing, the TC100 has plenty of accuracy.

    ground strokes – again I feel the throat flex as I hit big heavy shots. tons of pace and spin. great directional accuracy. Easy to go from defense to offense is needed. My only slight complaint is that there is so much power (and this stick has a narrow beam!!!!), which if I am not careful, can make the ball sail when being aggressive inside the baseline or going for sharp angles. Adding more spin is the obvious answer (I would prefer not to tight string tension)… I am making that adjustment now.

    volleys – solid, ball goes where you aim, easy put-aways with little effort. I am still adjusting to touch volleys

    returns – amazing, between the weight, and all the power/ spin, short back swings and leaning into the contact point are rewarded with clean winners!

    bottom line – the 3 main areas of the modern game is where this racket shines: server, returns and base line groundstrokes

    one note, the leather 3/8″ size seemed a little small. I adding 2 over grips to build up the size. as a bonus I like the added weight in the handle.

  4. Mel McRee
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I played with Vantage frames about 6 years ago and absolutely loved them specifically because the specs I like in a racket aren’t available unless I customize it myself. I owned 3 of the 100sq in. 11.7oz 10pts HL 63RA frames and they were by far the best rackets I had ever played with in all my years. After my shop began selling rackets that were more readily available I naturally switched over and began using whatever they had that was the closest and then I would weight and balance them to 11.7 and 10pts. It was all good but I developed golfers elbow. Took a year for it to go away. Played a tournament in August of this year and pulled a muscle in my arm. I teach 30+ hours a week and can’t really give myself the opportunity to take 6 weeks off to heal so I just medicated and tried to make it work. After 6 months of cortisone injections, physical therapy and a daily dose of pain relievers the pain was getting better but by no means was I healed. I got the great idea to dig through my old bags of rackets and see if one of my old vantage rackets was still there and sure enough I still had one. I strung it up and started teaching with it. FOUR DAYS LATER my arm didn’t hurt. No more medicine, no more physical therapy. It was a miracle. I googled Vantage rackets and found Angell. After talking the rep (who immediately responded) on Facebook I was fully prepared to pay full price for a racket. I haven’t paid retail for a racket in 15 years. My racket shipped from England on Monday and by Wednesday afternoon I was hitting with it. I can honestly say they are the best rackets I’ve ever hit with and I never want another racket. I’m a firm believer that all racket technology is 99% BS and all that matters is weight, balance and flex. With Angell I get exactly what I want and I’m happy to pay for it. It feels great to play painfree. Thanks Paul and Angell Tennis for making a long day on the court feel good again. Customer for Life!

  5. ervins.elksnis
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My first Angell racket! I was so excited to place an order. All went smooth, great customer service and I got my frame in 7 business days.
    This racket rocks from the baseline. The blend of power and control is amazing. I went with 310g/315mm and it serves bombs.
    But what I like the most is touch and feel. I can play for hours with no arm or shoulder pain.
    I was blown away by the quality and could not resist and ordered also TC95 and TC97.

  6. tomcatvoodoo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve had my TC100 for nearly 2 months now – enough time to make it past the honeymoon period in order to give a more accurate review. I’ve been playing tennis for 30 yrs & this the best racket that I’ve ever hit with. I ordered a 27.25″, 70 RA, 300 gm, & 321 mm balance. I had a specific final swingweight range in mind & patiently waited for Paul to find the right frame to meet my specs – it was definitely worth the wait. Like Ron, there were many rackets I’ve used that did one thing well but was weak in another area.

    This racket felt solid all around with some specific areas that it excelled in for me – I can usually tell within the 1st 30 minutes of hitting whether it’s a racket I can work with. But, like with any new racket there is an adjustment period where I have to learn how a racket plays & making the adjustments to my game to optimize my performance with a particular racket’s strengths & weaknesses.
    This racket crushes the serve like a Babolat Pure Drive & thankfully this is the only similarity with any Babolat racket. The open pattern & flex gives amazing spin on kick serves. but also allows one to crush flat serves. The dwell time & feel is amazing – I’ve never had a racket feel so solid on serves & still have such flex for dwell time that allows excellent control on all shots & allows you to hold the ball a little longer on your strings – like what I do for passing shots. The touch & control is good for volleys & drop shots. The power level on groundstrokes is ample with the right string & tension – I’d place it above that of a blade 98 but less than the last model AeroPro – good for full swings & still keeping the ball within the lines. My backhand down-the-line is my best weapon, but I can’t hit it consistently with the modern, stiff offerings from many of the big racket companies today – I need to feel the flex & dwell on the racket to hit it with the precision I’m used to – this racket delivers on that.
    To me, this racket feels like a hybrid of 2 rackets I’ve used in the past with none of their weaknesses – the head liquidmetal radical & the blx blade 98. It has the crushing serve power of the blade & the flex, feel, & control of the radical.
    Due to the open pattern, I had some trouble in dialing in my flat forehand in the beginning but sorted it out with a more crisp string like a luxilon & a thicker gauge. After playing with this racket, I really don’t have much desire to play with any other brands & have already sold off nearly all of my old rackets in the closet.

    Paul’s craftmanship, quality, & customer service is unmatched. I’ve never had anything that I’ve ordered online shipped to me so fast.

  7. nuno.silentman
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I recently got my custom tc100 and since the first ball i played notice an instant difference regarding m older racket , the design is brilliant the feel is phenomenal ,the power is easy to generate and its very comfortable definitely a very good upgrade for my game.Fantastic build ,excellent costumer service i definitely will be referring this company to all my player friends.

  8. Justin
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    First time in 6 months I can play without any hint of stiffness or pain. The frame is incredibly well dampened. Chose the 300g 6HL 70 stiffness version. Had a small adjustment period finding the sweet spot and even during this time there was no discomfort off off centre shots. Serving is a breeze and am definitely picking up more speed and spin.
    Groundstrokes are more powerful than anticipated so restringing it a couple pounds tighter. I’m blown away by the quality. Will be ordering a second matching frame. Thanks again for making tennis pain free and highly enjoyable.

  9. Ron del Rosario
    5 out of 5

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    I’ve spent decades looking for the best racquet, but could never quite get everything I wanted. Some would be great at groundies but very little serving pop or great at generating spin and power but unstable at net or pretty good at everything but it killed my elbow and shoulder. I knew that pro tennis players heavily customize their racquets to their exacting specifications, so I started looking at custom racquets. But the ones I discovered were way too expensive until I found these. I measured the specs on my last favorite racquet and ordered this one, and boy, I was pleased. This is a pure pleasure to play with, very stable even on mishits, pretty decent pop when needed, great access to spin, and no problems at all with my arm. I’ve been playing almost 3 years with 3 of these and haven’t looked at any other racquets since.

  10. Gustavo Astorga
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Unique feel, coupled with excellent all-round playability.
    Fantastic build quality and customer service

  11. Johnathan
    5 out of 5

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    This frame fits me perfectly!! I have tried so many frames, and nothing comes close to my TC-100!! I love customizing the grommets and grips to match my strings, and making themed racquets (I made a cool one for WImbledon this year, all green!). When I got mine, and held in it my hands, I could just tell I was holding something special. The paint is the highest quality I have ever seen (and it can take a hit!!), the weight and balance I chose are perfect, and with the foam filled frame, I can just plow through the ball and it feels awesome. I will be getting a few more, now that I know just how special these frames are. The build quality is magnificent, the materials used are top notch in the industry, and Paul’s customer service is unparalleled!! Very satisfied customer, and extremely happy tennis player 🙂 Now I just need a custom bag and a few more TC-100’s…and maybe a 97!!

  12. malcolm741
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I recently purchased the TC100 at 300g / 6pts HL and with a leather grip.
    I’ve been playing tennis since I was around 5years old (I’m now 52!). I know what I like and the TC100 at this spec suits my game perfectly. From the baseline I can hit topspin or slice forehands and backhands with accuracy and just the right amount of power and touch. Serves i can hit with power / spin / accuracy. The weight allows me to manoeuvre the racket quickly for volleys at the net.
    It has a very forgiving head, a smooth buttery feel (similar to a Head Prestige) with no vibrations and a perfect swingweight.
    I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this racket – it’s re-invigorated my game. I have so much more consistency now and for me, a revelation. I’ve just purchased my second at the exact same spec.
    Fantastic build quality and great service from Paul.

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