There are three big rackets brand in the tennis world. Wilson, Babolat, and Head. And then there is the fourth brand. Japanese Yonex, who made its name first in badminton, but was and still is quite successful also in tennis. If you are thinking a little bit out of the box, you will definitely like it. Yonex tennis rackets are not so spread worldwide like the brands mentioned above, but still, their presence in tennis can not be overlooked. Read more about the background and specifics features of Yonex Tennis Rackets.
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Yonex was established in 1946 by Minoru Yoneyama as Yoneyama Company Ltd for producing wooden components. They put a foot in the sports industry in 1957, when Yonex starts to manufacture badminton rackets. In 1969 Yoneyama Company started to produce tennis rackets.
The famous Yonex logo (showing YY in blue and green color combinations) was introduced in 1973. Year later, in 1974 Yoneyama Company changes the name to Yonex.
In 1981 Yonex starts producing „isometric“ tennis racquets (read more about what Isometric means in design section below). In 1982 Yonex moved also to the golf industry. Badminton, Tennis, and Golf are currently the basic pillars of Yonex. In 2014 Yonex started to produce also sports bikes and wind turbine blades.
Tennis Players endorsed by Yonex
Yonex started with player endorsements in 1980, when they signed Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. Yonex rackets were used also by Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Marcelo Rios and Elena Dementieva.
Most known current tennis players using Yonex
|Men||Nick Kyrgios||Denis Shapovalov||Steve Johnson||Frances Tiafoe||Hyeon Chung||Michael Mmoh|
|Ladies||Angelique Kerber||Caroline Garcia||Coco Vandeweghe||Daria Gavrilova||Belinda Bencic||Donna Vekic|
Yonex is the fourth most used racket brand in professional tennis overall. They usually ranked at the third place between WTA TOP 100 players and at the fourth place between ATP TOP 100 players.
Combination of black with blue, green or red are characteristic of Yonex rackets. However, the main feature you will notice is the isometric head.
Isometric head technology enlarges sweet spot by 7% compared to the conventional round frame. (Sweet Spot is where the vertical and horizontal strings cross). Isometric Head shape and enlarged sweet spot correct off-center hits of players. It improves a game as it balances any hits at top of the frame.
Yonex Tennis Rackets Product Range