The VCORE Tour F 93 has been selected as the racquet with the best high-performance frame in Tennis Magazine’s 2015 Racquet Guide, published in its March/April issue.
Testing was comprehensive, with many samples of each racquet sent to a panel of diverse playtesters, ranging from tennis coaches, former players, and racquet technicians. With racquets strung to the respective manufacturers’ standards, playtesters examined the racquets in areas such as power, control, comfort, manoeuvrability and playability. Playtesters also received evaluations from playing partners, students and customers to form a well-rounded opinion on the racquets.
“This frame is about precision and control,” praised the review, “Nowhere was that more evident than at net, where the small head size, easy handling and superb feel at contact made for great volleying.” The slightly larger VCORE Tour F 97 also received a mention in the category of high-performance frame.
Members of Team Yonex ™ are seeing remarkable results with the VCORE Tour F. In the recent Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, rising Croatian tennis talent Borna Coric (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) played an outstanding match against Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray, which the teenager seized in straight sets.
Yonex ™ VCORE Si 100 Named “Best for Feel” in UK’s Tennishead
The VCORE Si 100 was named “Best for Feel” in the June issue of UK tennis magazine Tennishead’s 2015 Racket Reviews.
The review praised the racquet’s strong focus on spin, and its potent sweet spot due to the dense feel of the string pattern. It also praised the frame’s specific engineering towards both spin and power. “There’s no better feeling,” lauded the article.
With a unique grommet pattern that increases string movement, the VCORE Si puts that extra edge of spin needed to shock opponents on the court.
Angelique Kerber has sealed two recent victories at the Family Circle Cup and Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with the racquet.
Coming off of the VCORE Tour F 93’s award in Tennis Magazine (USA) and the POLYTOUR PRO 125’s praise on Stringforum.net, eyes are on Yonex ™ tennis gear once again, this time with a focus on footwear. In French tennis magazine Tennis Addict, Stan Wawrinka’s SHT-PRO shoes received the publication’s gold medal in their annual performance test. This marks the fifth consecutive time that Yonex shoes have been awarded in the magazine. SHT-PRO shoes are made to provide smooth movement on any kind of court, and supported Stan as he made his way to his Aircel Chennai and ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament titles as well as the Australian Open semifinal this year.
This year’s performance test saw big changes from previous years, with the introduction of even more advanced evaluation methods. The more comprehensive testing only proved to emphasize the SHT-PRO’s merits, receiving praise for its high level of comfort, durability and stability. The shoe came out on top over 14 other models from a pool of eight different brands.
Tennis Addict’s test criteria aims to provide readers with highly detailed evaluations that take into consideration several factors. With a combination of lab tests along with user evaluations from a large and diverse panel of players, the magazine’s evaluations are made to give users the full and complete picture. The test criteria cover performance, comfort, stability and shape retention.