Wilson vs Yonex Tennis Racket Comparison

Wilson vs Yonex is the clash between the brand we all love and are used to and the brand that is represented by so many young and fresh players. The popularity of Yonex between rising stars of tennis is incredible. Naomi Osaka and Denis Shapovalov, just to name at least two of them. Is the Yonex new Wilson? Or should we stay with the old good equipment of loved Roger Federer? Wilson did a lot to refresh its product line in the past years. Can Yonex beat it in the near future?

Companies background

Wilson

wilson tennis ballsWilson Sporting Goods Company has headquarters in Chicago, IL. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Finish Amer Group Ltd. from 1989. Wilson was established in 1913 as part of meat producer Ashland Manufacturing Company. Wilson focused on the special use of slaughterhouse byproducts. In 1914 it produced e.g. tennis strings. The name Wilson Sporting Goods Company was adopted after a series of acquisitions and mergers in 1931.

Currently, Wilson family brands consist of Wilson itself, Louisville, DeMarini, Atec, Evoshield and Luxilon (tennis strings – check our guide on how to choose the best tennis strings). Wilson produces sportswear and equipment for Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Badminton, Racquetball and Squash.

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

Wilson

Roger Federer. You do not need to say anything more. The brand name of the most respected brand in the tennis industry. But there is also a lot of other exceptional players (see table below). Wilson is the most popular tennis racket brand among tennis professional. No matter ATP or WTA, Wilson definitely has the biggest share in professional tennis and recreational tennis as well.

MenRoger FedererGrigor DimitrovJuan Martin Del PotroMilos RaonicDavid GoffinTennys Sandgren
LadiesSimona HalepElena SvitolinaJelena OstapenkoSerena WilliamsVenus WilliamsPetra Kvitova

The full list of players using Wilson 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

Wilson

We can say that Babolat rackets are nice. But Wilson rackets are just spectacular. The current design with the black frame is stunning. I like the simple but modern look of Wilson rackets. I prefer the full black frame version, but rackets with a colored stripe on racket head (green, orange or red) are beautiful too.

In my eyes, the design trophy belongs definitely to Wilson, but I know that this is an absolutely subjective evaluation.

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

Wilson

CLASH

BLADE

BURN

PRO STAFF

ULTRA

Revolution
Power and Control and Spin

Spin and Control

Power

Control

Power and Spin

SHOP WILSON CLASH TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
our review of WILSON CLASH 100 tennis racket

SHOP WILSON BLADE TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON

SHOP WILSON BURN TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
our review of WILSON BURN 100 Countervail tennis racket

SHOP WILSON PRO STAFF TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
our review of WILSON PRO STAFF 97LS tennis racket

SHOP WILSON ULTRA TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
or read
our review of WILSON ULTRA 100 tennis racket

Yonex

EZONE

VCORE PRO

VCORE SV

VCORE

Power

Control

Power and Spin

Spin

SHOP YONEX EZONE TENNIS RACKETS ON AMAZON
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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

The full list of Tennis Racquet Reviews we made

Wilson vs Yonex, my subjective pick is …

I have a long history with Yonex rackets. I was impressed by the Isometric head shape that helps me to improve my play a lot. I liked the VCORE Duel G, Stan Wawrinka racket very much, as is clearly seen in my review.

However, first play with Wilson Clash did change all I wished for in tennis. Clash is a real revolution. A great mix of control, power, and spin. I would not hesitate to pick the Clash anytime, maybe thing takes me back. The price of VCORE Duel G is lower than the price of the brand new Wilson Clash.

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Tennis Pro Guru

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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