Yonex VCORE 97HD Pro

This is a ballstriker’s dream.

This racket is suited for advanced players that hit the ball with precision.


String Pattern

The number of strings running horizontally and vertically across the racket. A more dense pattern (18×20) offers more stability, while a more open pattern (16×19) offers more spin, power, and feel.


Racket Weight

Generally, beginners should stick to lightweight or medium rackets (less than 11oz). More advanced players, however, should choose medium or heavy rackets (more than 11oz). (Learn more)


Swing Weight

Swing weight is a calculated by using the racket’s weight and balance. The greater the swing weight, the more power a player will get. (Learn more)

7 HL


Balance means where most of the weight is centered in the racket. Head heavy rackets (HH) offer more power, while head light (HL) rackets offer more maneuverability. (Learn more)



These are some of the characteristics of the racket you should pay attention when deciding whether this is the right racket for you or not. If you not quite sure what they mean, you can just use the "What is this?" feature in order to learn more.


Head Size

The head size of the racket influences how easy it is to play with it. A large head size (over 98) makes it easier to make contact with the shots but offers little maneuverability – which is great for beginners.


Racket Length

Most rackets range from 27 to 29 inches. Longer rackets offer more power and reach, but are more difficult to maneuver. 


Beam Width

These numbers reflect the beam width at the head, shoulder, and handle. A larger beam usually means more power, but less maneuverability.



Choosing the right strings and the right string tension is just as important as choosing the right racket. Some rackets play better with higher tensions, while others require a lower tension. 


We've played with hundreds of rackets, so we like to be pretty thorough with our reviews. We were also told that we make the best Youtube racket reviews (yes, mostly by our moms), but also by this guy and some other cool people.


Please feel free to reach out in case you have any questions related to this racket – we’ll be happy to answer them! In the meanwhile, here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Head Lynx Tour strung at 50-56 pounds.
This racket is made for advanced players. Advanced players will absolutely love it, but it requires great timing.
This racket provides tremendous feedback on contact. You will really feel when you hit the ball great, but you will also feel when you didn’t. The small sweet spot requires great ball-striking, but man it feels good when you hit it right.
Players that are able to hit the ball and redirect pace well will enjoy playing with this racket. Players that enjoy hitting tons of topspin may struggle to hit the ball clean with it. This racket shines on returns because it handles pace so well.
Depends on how you hit it. If you have a large swing and use a lot of wrist, no. However, if you hit the ball with compact strokes and are strong at contact, this racket could be great for one handed backhands.


Name: Yonex VCORE 97HD Pro
Brand: Yonex
Weight: 337g
Swingweight: 326g
Length: 27 inches
String Pattern: 18x20
Balance: 7 HL
Beam Width: 87
Stiffness: 59
Recommended String Tension: