TOKYO – Following an award-winning EZONE racquet series that launched in January 2020 – which included Tennis Magazine’s (USA) Most Universal Appeal and Tennis MAGAZIN’s (GER) Test Sieger (Winner) – Yonex Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of the 7th-generation EZONE racquet.
True to the EZONE family, the 7th-generation is crafted for power and comfort and features a rich, navy-blue base with a premium gradient fading into mint and sky blue.
The latest generation is meticulously crafted with innovative 2G-Namd*2 Speed graphite, which is integrated in the throat of the racquet for increased ball speed and improved feel.
Building upon the EZONE family’s easy access to power with a comfortable and plush feeling, the research and development team further improved the feel with an upgraded Aero Shape Frame Design and Liner Tech, resulting in 16%*1 more flexibility. To ensure racquet stability is not sacrificed, a thicker beam width and new shaft design adds power and reduces unwanted racquet torque on off-centered shots.
Yonex’s signature Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM), shockless grommets, and 2G-Namd Speed help eliminate unwanted vibrations by 5.9%*1 for a softer feeling at impact.
The most powerful racquet series in Yonex Tennis history is “the easy one,” – a user-friendly racquet for players of all levels. From 4-time Grand Slam Champion Naomi Osaka (JPN) and World No. 8 Casper Ruud (NOR) to someone playing tennis for the first time, there is a model in the EZONE series for everyone.
Osaka, Ruud, Olympic Gold Medalist Belinda Bencic, and others will debut the EZONE in early-January to begin their 2022 season. Osaka will also pair her new EZONE with POLYTOUR STRIKE in Blue, a brand-new colorway for the precision-oriented polyester string, which will also launch worldwide on January 15, 2022.
- – Intermediate to advanced players: POLYTOUR PRO, POLYTOUR STRIKE, POLYTOUR REV
- – Beginner and recreational players: REXIS SPEED, DYNAWIRE
*1Compared to the previous model
*2Namd is technology developed by Nitta Co., Ltd. to uniformly disperse carbon nanotubes in carbon fiber composites.
|January 15, 2022||98, 100, ACE|
|March 8, 2022||98L, 100L, 100SL, 105, 110, GAME, FEEL, YONEX JUNIOR|
|March 22, 2022||25, 26|
|August 2022||TOUR, 98+, 100+|
*Launch dates may vary by market. Check with your local authorized Yonex dealer for the most up-to-date information.
Improved feeland ball speed
2G-NamdTM Speed graphite provides enhanced ball speed without sacrificing comfort.
New Shaft Design
For improved stability and power
A thicker shaft structure with a convex design reduces unwanted racquet torque on off-centered shots for added power.
Aero Shape Design
For power and a plush feel
A thinner frame combined with a thicker beam width result in a flexible frame with added power.
Larger sweet spot
Compared to a conventional round frame, Yonex’s signature square-shaped ISOMETRICTM racquet generates a 7% larger sweet spot that delivers greater control without sacrificing power.
Oval Pressed Shaft (OPS)
Added spin, control, and feel
First introduced in 1969, the Oval Pressed Shaft features rounder shaft corners and flexes at impact to increase dwell time and minimize vibrations.
Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM)
For added touch and precision
A stretchy mesh material is wrapped around the graphite within the grip to filter unwanted vibrations.
More spin on off-centered shots
Straight-hole grommets elongate the main strings by making the entry angle for the string more vertical, resulting in a horizontal sweet spot expansion and increased string movement.