Yonex Racquets Overview

Author: Aiden Liebenberg   Date Posted:9 June 2023 


Yonex Racquets Overview

History of the Brand

A brand associated with consistent quality, Yonex released their first tennis racquet in 1969, the T-7000, after over a decade of sales in Badminton. The iconic square shaped Isometric racquet was first introduced in 1980, and has continued to be widely popular in modern terms. The patented Isometric head remains a key selling point for the brand’s three anchor models, including the Vcore, Vcore Pro and best selling Ezone. Yonex has been the weapon of choice for some of the greatest to ever play our game, including Navratilova, Hingis, Hewitt and Wawrinka. The following post will analyze the traits of the brand’s key offerings. 

2023 Racquet Range


Ezone is the premier model in the Yonex range, offering playability for players of all levels. Initially released in 2010 with the first generation Ezone, the model has consistently evolved. It is safe to say that the 2022 range of Ezone is the most well-rounded yet. Power, spin, and plush-feel are terms commonly associated with Ezone. Additionally, the latest generation of frames are supremely well-balanced, an improvement on some past frames that were often harshly critiqued as too head-light. There are a variety of choices in the range, including the premier Ezone 98 & 100, two racquets used by tournament players globally. 


Link to Ezone: https://www.tennisdirect.com.au/?rf=kw&kw=Ezone


Vcore Pro

Yonex’s Vcore Pro range is marketed towards players that value control and feel over all else. The new, third-generation Vcore Pro is especially popular amongst tour pros with players including Wawrinka, Tiafoe and Hurkacz all endorsing the racquet. While famous for its control, feel and stability, the Vcore Pro also has good spin potential, and a generous power-pocket thanks to Yonex’s patented Isometric design. There are a variety of choices in the range for many player types, from the 97D, all the way to the 100L.



Vcore is a well-rounded design that encompasses some of the best qualities from Ezone and Vcore Pro, with easy-access to power, and no sacrifice on feel. The 2023 model is the most  plush Vcore to date, with Yonex’s patented isometric head shape allowing for a large sweet-spot, providing forgiveness on off-centered strikes. Additionally, the classic solid beam design allows for satisfying stability on groundstrokes, and fantastic feel at the net. There are a variety of choices in the range, including the Vcore 95; a racquet targeted at players who place control and feel above all else, all the way to the Vcore 100L, suited for players who prefer lighter, speed enhancing frames. 


Link to Vcore & Vcore Pro: https://www.tennisdirect.com.au/?rf=kw&kw=Vcore


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