3 Best Yonex Tennis Racquets – Updated 2021

Yonex is a well-known brand in tennis racquets.  Though Yonex is not as popular among the top players as Wilson or Babolat, a lot of professional players do use Yonex. Among the top players, Stan Wawrinka, Naomi Osaka, and Angelique Kerber use Yonex racquets.

Top Yonex Tennis Racquets

Yonex EZONE 100 

Yonex Ezone 100‘s generous 100 sq in head and isometric shape will give players a big sweet spot to hit their shots. The Yonex’s isometric shape adds 7% to the sweet spot compared to traditional racquets.

The racquet is easy to swing and gives players controllable power. This also gives you the ability to hit powerful serves and still get the balls inside the service box.

You can easily take aggressive cuts at the ball.  The racquet allows you to easily add spin to your shots.

It is a great racquet for intermediate to advanced players. Racquet has a plush feel on contact. It is very stable despite weighing only 11 oz strung.

Pros 

Good power with control
User friendly

Cons

Some players may find the racquet stiff initially

The Yonex VCORE 98 (305b)

Yonex VCORE 98 racquet is easy to swing and allows you to generate good power without much effort.  It is a great racquet for intermediate to advanced players.

Racquet has an open 16×19 string pattern and allows players to generate good spin. Baseliners can hit topspin shots from the back of the court with depth and power without problems. The racquet has a great touch and feel relative to other racquets.

At the net, the racquet offers good maneuverability and stability.  The racquet allows you to generate a good pace on your serves.  Your kick serves will have extra pop with this racquet.

Some players may prefer a little more control but with time you will get used to the racquet and you will control your shots better.

Pros

Spin friendly
Good feel
Good maneuverability and stability

Cons

Lack of control

Yonex Astrel 105
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As the name suggests, the racquet Yonex Astrel 105 is 105 sq. inch in size.  The big racquet head size allows you to hit the sweet spot every time.  It also helps you generate good power on your shots.

The racquet allows players to swing through the ball easily and place your shots accurately on the court. 16 x 18 string pattern allows you to add good spin to your shots.

It is a lightweight racquet weighing only 11.2 oz. Advanced players may find this racquet limiting but it works great for recreational players – beginner to intermediate.

The racquet has shock-absorbing technology in multiple parts of the racquet and is arm and elbow friendly. The racquet comes with an ergo grip which is thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top for easy handling.

Pros

Lightweight
Decent power given the specs

Cons

Not suitable for advanced players

Yonex – History

Yonex has a storied history as a company. It was founded in 1946 as a manufacturer of wooden products for fishing nets. In 1957, the company started making badminton racquets.  The company produced its first tennis racquet in 1971. Today, the company produces equipment and appeal for badminton, tennis, golf, and running.

Martina Navratilova was the first popular tennis player to use the racquet. Navratilova used the R-7 and later RQ 180 in her successful career.

In 1992, Yonex introduced the isometric (more square-shaped than conventional racquets) badminton racquets that had bigger sweet spots. Yonex brought the isometric design to tennis racquets as well.

In recent years, Yonex has been aggressive in signing up young players to racquet, shoe and apparel deals improve its brand presence in tennis.

Male tennis players who use Yonex

  • Stan Wawrinka
  • Nick Kyrgios
  • Denis Shapovalov
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  • Márton Fucsovics
  • Yoshihito Nishioka
  • Chung Hyeon
  • Casper Ruud
  • Hubert Hurkacz
  • Steve Johnson
  • Frances Tiafoe

Female tennis players who use Yonex 

  • Naomi Osaka
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Eugenie Bouchard
  • Monica Puig
  • Anastasija Sevastova
  • Donna Vekić
  • Markéta Vondroušová
  • Dayana Yastremska
  • Daria Gavrilova
  • Tímea Babos
  • Jessica Pegula