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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 97 sq. in. MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 12.2 oz Unstrung — 11.7 oz
  • Tension: 50-65 Pounds
  • Balance: 7 Pts. Head Light
  • Beam Width: 20.5/20.5/20.5mm
  • Composition: H.M. Graphite
  • Flex: 64
  • Grips Type: Yonex Synthetic
  • Power Level: Low
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
  • Shared Holes: None
  • Mains Skip:  8T, 8H
  • Swing Speed: Fast
  • Swing Weight: 334

YONEX VCore Tour G Tennis Racquet Review


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Groundstrokes
Before hitting a ball with this racquet, I thought it had a super solid feel. When I got on the baseline with the Tour G, I fell in love immediately. My forehand and backhand clicked right away, and I was powering balls back without much effort. The racquet at 11.6 ounces is perfect for players who like to create their own power with a heavier frame. I thought that this racquet was actually pretty easy to maneuver, which is a common complaint of heavier sticks. It also had the stability that I was looking for, even on off-center hits. The stability mixed with a relatively closed string pattern (16x20) gives the racquet great feel and awesome control.

Volleys & Serves
It took me a little while to get in a rhythm with this racquet on my serve, but once I did, I noticed solid control and placement potential. When it came to slice serves, I did not notice much difficulty getting used to the Tour G, but I did struggle to get used to the weight of this frame on my flat serve. The Tour G handled very well at the net. I was pleasantly surprised with how my volleys where coming off when I was playing. The weight of the racquet was actually an asset on the volley. My touch volleys and swinging volley felt great with this frame.

Fine Points
This was the first time I’ve experienced Yonex's trademark Isometric head shape, but I was pleasantly surprised in the way it played. The grip, also being the first Yonex product I have used, was very soft and kept my sweaty hand dry when I was playing on a hot day. I love the way this racquet it looks: I think that the paint job and the 3D Vector shaft made the Tour G look sharp!

Overall
Yonex truly made a beast of a racquet with this one. I am very impressed with how much I loved the groundstrokes with this racquet. I would say my absolute favorite thing about it was that I could just crush balls with my flat one-hand backhand. I can definitely see why Stan Wawrinka uses this racquet. If you are a player who loves to be aggressive from the baseline, powering balls from any part of the court, I would recommend this racquet highly. The specs make this racquet better suited to players 3.5 and up. I will definitely be adding this one to my bag.

About the Reviewer: Nathaniel Huggett is a student of the Professional Tennis Management Program at Ferris State University in Michigan and a PTR certified Instructor for both 10 & under and adults.