As a previous user of the Aero Pro Drive, I knew it would take an excellent racquet to win me over. After playing with it for a few weeks, I can say that I have been swayed to make the switch! This racquet has many great qualities, one that stood out to me was the precision on all of the shots, especially the ground strokes. I will say that I have to make more of an effort to swing this one as opposed to my Aero Pro Drive. This racquet has excellent accuracy, even when putting some nice pace on the ball. It seemed like this racquet had a smaller sweet spot, but it only took a few minutes of adjustment time to get used to it. I loved being able to paint the lines with this racquet! Definitely recommend to someone looking for power and accuracy in one frame.
I've been a Yonex player for 30 years plus and this racket follows in the tradition of Yonex frames: solid, maneuverable, and crisp, this racket has power without sacrificing much control. You can stick your volleys, and get decent pop on serves, all with pinpoint control.
After a 20year layoff, I wanted to begin playing again. Yonex was my racquet of choice then, so I decided to get another one. Being a senior (over 65) player, I wanted a racquet that would produce good results. This racquet does, especially the spin shots.
My daughter wanted to try this racquet out before we made the big purchase and I must say she loves it! As do her fellow teammates! Her game has improved greatly and I believe it's the racquet that has helped. More control, less vibration. I will be purchasing one as a Christmas gift for her!!
As a former USPTA teaching pro I have always like the isometric design of Yonex racquets. The Vcore xi 100 is another great tennis racquet from Yonex corp. It may be my imagination but it seems like I get a lot of spin hitting with this frame. My ground strokes and serve feel solid. If there is any difficulty with this frame it would be volleys...but no major drawback!