Yonex VCORE 98 2023 (305g) Tennis Racket
As Yonex’s No.1 spin racket, the new VCore features high trajectory spin that allows the drop and bounce of the ball on greater scale, which allows players a wider range of strategic and aggressive game play.
Featuring Yonex’s unique “Isometric” technology, the frame consists of a 7% enlarged sweet spot compared to a conventional round frame. The new enlarged wide frame top increases the ball contact area by 1.9% and enables more string flex, forming a better launch angle and higher ball flight trajectory. New Silicone Oil Infused Grommets with high lubrication help strengthen the string flex, allowing rapid snapbacks and dynamic spin.
Furthermore, reducing the beam by 0.5mm in the frame top brings minimal air resistance, enhancing the swing speed. These technologies have increased overall performance, with net clearance by 3.6% and spin by 1.8%. High-trajectory spin ball reduces unforced errors around the net, allowing a strategic play with more aggressive rally.
The new VCore racket will be used by 2022 Davis Cup champion and World No.18, Denis Shapovalov, Caroline Garcia, and 2022 Wimbledon champion, Elena Rybakina.
Yonex are by far the most consistent frames on the market and with good reason. Their quality control and weight tolerance is exceptional. If you have ever suffered from tennis elbow, then Yonex should be your first choice as they offer a bigger sweet spot and have less vibration that runs through to your arm and been manufactured in Japan, you will not find better made frames.
Frame Structure and Shaft Design: A thinner beam, new throat design, and wider frame top create a manoeuvrable, stabilised racket with a higher launch angle to increase top spin.
Vibration Dampening Mesh: A stretchy mesh material is wrapped around the graphite within the grip to filter unwanted vibrations.
Aero Fin: Aerodynamic fins that were featured in the VCore SV have also been upgraded and positioned towards the bottom of the VCore’s frame. The new Aero Fins are strategically carved out sections that allow for improved manoeuvrability.
Aero Trench: To achieve faster head speeds for increased spin potential, the new Aero Trench reduces drag by uniquely hiding the grommets located at the top of the racket frame.
Weight Unstrung (+/- 5g) 305
Head Size in Sq. in 98
Beam Width 23/23/21 mm
Balance (+/- 5mm) 315 mm (Head Light)
String Pattern 16x19
Length in inches 27 inches
Stringing Tension Range 45-60 lbs
Isometric: Compared to a conventional round frame, a square-shaped Isometric racket generates a 7% larger sweet spot that delivers greater control without sacrificing power.