Two Two Play Two

8.0

Based on 1 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Versatile, control intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch and spin
Pros
  • Maneuverable
  • Precision
  • Good spin
Cons
  • Short sweet spot
TWO TWO
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.5
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

9.0
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

7.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

9.5
Soft
Touch refers to the hardness or softness of the racket.

Hard
Smooth
The application of a rough surface on a padel racket's face in order to assist the player in generating spin on their shots.

Rough

Specifications

Suggested Price

€220

Weight (g)
363
Shape
Teardrop
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
Core
Medium EVA
Released
2021

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Versatile, control intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch and spin
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Score
Overall
8.0
Power
7.5
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
7.0
Maneuverability
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Overall
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Maneuverability
8.8
Overall
8.5
Power
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Control
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Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.0

How Does the Two Two Play Two perform?

Two Two is a relatively new Swedish padel startup.
Two Two brings a combination of lifestyle branding and performance athletic design to padel. In one of the founders' words,

"why do padel rackets need to look like they were designed by fourteen year olds?"
I've had the pleasure of playing with their Play Two racket for the past few months.
The Play Two is designed for intermediate players. It is produced in three colors: Green (the pictured model), Grey, and Pink.
All models have the same make up: teardrop, ~360g, 3K carbon.

Strap

The wrist strap is comfortable, small, and cinching. Just like the Head strap, but in tennis ball fluorescent yellow. It's exactly what you want from a strap, it keeps your racket there and you forget about it.

Handle

The handle is relatively thin and 11cm long. It has a slight bulge at the bottom. I normally prefer thin handles, but with this one, I could have used a bit more girth.
I would use at least one overgrip. For my testing though, I used 0 or 1.

Bridge

The racket has a short, wide trapezoidal bridge. It was likely designed to increase rigidity in the frame, which I believe it does successfully.
I think it looks cool, but I have one complaint that I address below.

3K carbon surface

The surface of the racket is made of 3K carbon fiber. The racket face has a rough sandblasted finish.

Holes

There are 8 rows and 8 columns of drilled holes in the racket face in its widest spot. The interior 4x4 holes are 9mm in diameter and the exterior are 14mm.

On the court

The racket excels in maneuverability and control on the court.
Its low weight and central balance - my model weighed 362 grams and had a balance of 26 cm - made me feel really fast on the court.
It's super easy to scoop aggressive shots in the back of the court. And with teardrop shape, its sweet spot is above center and does not lack power in volleys.
Where I felt its lack of weight was in the aerial game, where your wrist will work more - grip firmly - to absorb the shock of heavy balls.
I recommend it for players thinking about the AT10 18K. It is a best buy for many players and comes with what I think is a much better design.
Sadly, most players choose their rackets based only what their favorite pro plays with. We hope we can help change that!

Short sweet spot

My biggest complaint is the Play Two's sweet spot - it is short. It is pretty wide, but, likely due to the rigidity of the trapezoidal bridge, it is vertically compacted.
It starts in the center of the racket face and is about 4.5cm high - so it runs from the 5th to the 7th row of holes, when counting from the bottom.

Who it's best for

I think this racket is great for intermediate players who like a semi-hard touch.
Advanced players may feel its lack of weight. It's great on blocks, but if you are used to the weight of a 27cm balance racket, you will need a few hours to adjust to the additional effort your shoulder and back will need to make to block fast bajadas.

Our test of the Two Two Play Two

Expert Reviews of the Two Two Play Two

8.0
Timo (Padel.FYI)

Medium-hard control teardrop for upper intermediate players

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Two Two

Play Two

Versatile, control intermediate players seeking a medium-hard touch and spin
8.0

rating based on 1 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium-Hard
Core
Medium EVA
Shape
Teardrop
Release Year
January 1, 2021
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
MSRP
220