Babolat vs Yonex Tennis Racket Comparison

Babolat vs Yonex? David vs Goliath? Babolat is definitely one of the biggest brands in the tennis industry. Yonex can be called the rising star of the tennis industry. The Japanese company known from badminton world is crushing the world of tennis in rocket speed. It has a lot of promising young stars under the contract and the double Y logo can be seen on more and more winning rackets. Comparing rackets of Babolat vs Yonex can be really tricky. What would we choose?

Companies background

Babolat

Babolat VS S.A. is a French company owned by family Babolat with headquarters in Lyon, France. Babolat was established in 1875 by Pierre Babolat, who invented natural gut tennis strings. Babolat produces rackets, apparel, shoes and other equipment for tennis, badminton, and padel. The company is still run by Babolat family and CEO is Eric Babolat. Babolat is the leader in connected sports technology and in 2015 it introduced the first connected tennis racket.

Yonex

Japan Company Yonex was established in 1946 as Yoneyama Company Ltd. The original producer of wooden components started to produce badminton rackets first in 1957. In 1969 Yoneyama started producing also tennis rackets. It adopted the name Yonex back in 1974, year after it started used the famous double Y logo.

Yonex is known for unusual oval “isometric” racket frame from 1981. Currently, it produces badminton, tennis and golf equipment.

Players

Babolat

Nadal is definitely the name of the Babolat. Rafa Nadal is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when seeing the Babolat logo. Babolat has also a strong ladies line-up under the contract with a lot of top 10 members.

MenRafael NadalDominic ThiemJack SockFabio FogniniJo Wilfred TsongaSam Querrey
LadiesCaroline WozniackiGarbine MuguruzaKarolina PliskovaJulia GoergesJohanna KontaElise Mertens

The full list of players using Babolat rackets can be found here

Yonex

Yonex is the leading manufacturer of badminton rackets, but recently it started to gain a strong position in tennis too. It holds a firm fourth position among men professional players and is the second most popular racket brand among ladies professionals. Denis Shapovalov, Naomi Osaka or Marketa Vondrousova are prime examples of a new generation of star players. There is no doubt, that Yonex will play a major role in tennis in the near future.

MenNick KyrgiosDenis ShapovalovSteve JohnsonFrances TiafoeHyeon ChungStan Wawrinka
LadiesAngelique KerberNaomi OsakaCoco VandewegheCaroline GarciaBelinda BencicMarketa Vondrousova

The full list of players using Yonex rackets can be found here

Check latest numbers of players from ATP and WTA TOP 100 using respective racket brands here

Design

Babolat

Blue and white combination is a characteristic color for Babolat tennis rackets. But you can fairly often see also yellow and black color combination, or red and white. Blue and white, or white and black, or blue and black combination is less common but you can still recognize the usual double stripe.

Yonex

Yonex is using mainly black colored frames mixed with white, red, orange or blue elements. However, the main eye-catcher is definitely the frame shape. The isometric head was introduced in 1981 and is still the symbol of Yonex. The oval shaped frame is not just a design symbol but also increases the sweet spot of the racket head.

Product Range

Babolat

PURE AERO

PURE DRIVE

PURE STRIKE

Spin

Power

Control

SHOP BABOLAT PURE AERO TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

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Yonex

EZONE

VCORE PRO

VCORE SV

VCORE

Power

Control

Power and Spin

Spin

SHOP YONEX EZONE TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
Full Review of YONEX EZONE DR Tennis Racket

SHOP YONEX VCORE PRO TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

SHOP YONEX VCORE SV TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
Full Review of YONEX VCORE Si Tennis Racket

SHOP YONEX VCORE TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
Full review of YONEX VCORE DUEL G Tennis Racket

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Babolat vs Yonex, my subjective pick is …

I played a lot with Yonex tennis rackets. I started with Ezone Xi, then used VCORE for some time and I was always satisfied. In contrary, Babolat Pure Drive is a racket that makes me feel comfortable and my power game is at its best. It is really hard to pick one racket over another. And if you like Rafael Nadal the same like Naomi Osaka, the choice has to be based on something countable. The price. Yonex VCORE Duel G is slightly cheaper as Babolat Pure Drive.

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

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