The only (?) serve and volley player on the ATP Tour is the Frenchman Maxime Creesy. He’s the one that keeps the play style alive in modern tennis, and it just shows that everyone doesn’t need to play like Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal to succeed at the highest level.
His powerful serve and one of the best volleys on the tour are what make him almost impossible to break. With his success on the tennis court, a lot of fans are curious about the racquet he plays with. That’s what we will go through in this post.
Maxime Creesy currently plays with the 2016 version of the Babolat Pure Aero but endorses the newest version of the Babolat Pure Aero. He strings the racquet with Solinco Tour Bite. Creesy has used this racquet setup since he turned pro in 2019.
Like most pro players, Creesy doesn’t play with the racquet he endorses (the paint job). He likes to stick with what’s working and has played with the 2016 version of the Babolat Pure Aero since it came out.
When it comes to his specs, it’s almost impossible to find any information about it since he’s known for changing racquets more than any other player on the ATP Tour.
He is the only player I know of that doesn’t use the same racquet when serving and returning. When serving, he most likely uses a heavier racquet with less tension to get more power. And when returning, his racquet is lighter, with higher tension to get more control.
Sounds great in theory, but when I tried this tactic, it was just too hard to adjust. But it seems to be working great for the Frenchman.
Anyway, whatever string tension Creesy is using, he’s loyal to the Solinco Tour Bite strings.
I listed all the top 100 ATP players’ racquets in this post.