Yonex Percept 97 Tennis Racquet

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Unleash your ultimate control experience with the Yonex Percept 97 Tennis Racquet. Yonex updates the VCORE Pro series with the all-new Percept! Engineered with cutting-edge technology, this racquet is designed to enhance your performance on the court. The Servo Filter technology reduces unnecessary vibration, providing enhanced flexibility and a smoother feel. The FlexCon System, combined with 2G-NamdTM Flex Force and SERVO FILTER, extends the ball pocketing duration at impact, allowing for precise control and accuracy. The stiffer racquet face design further enhances stability and power. With the ISOMETRIC technology, this racquet offers a larger sweet spot, optimizing your shot placement. Join the ranks of tennis legends like Frances Tiafoe, Stan Wawrinka, Hubert Hurkacz, and Dayana Yastremska, who endorse the Percept racquet line, and take your game to new heights with the Yonex Percept 97 Tennis Racquet.

    Racquet Specifications

  • Headsize: 97 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.5 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 59
  • Balance: 12.5 in. Head Light (8pts)
  • Cross Section: 21/21/21mm
  • Swingweight: 308 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x19
  • Grip: Yonex Synthetic
  • Stringing Tips: Two piece racquet. Main String Skips: Throat: 8, 10 | Head: 8, 10

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Customer Reviews
September 18, 2023
A Worthy Update!
This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

As the lightest/nimblest of the three 97s in the lineup, the Percept 97 310g seems to be the one most benefiting from the updates. The knock on the previous 3 iterations was that, though highly maneuverable, they lacked any meaningful punch. As such, the 97 though very much of the mold of a control oriented, thin beam, flex forward racquet, its swing weight and at times anemic response on contact left many wanting more. This Percept 97 seems to have at least moved the needle towards that direction. Though little has changed as far as the numbers suggest, the increased stiffness in the hoop is the primary factor which gives this version that little added pop that was sorely missing from the previous versions. It’s not a major breakthrough as it still just below 320 swing weight, but is enough to where one can feel & see the benefits of the firmer layup. So if you’re looking for a transformative change, this isn’t quite it. If plough and stability are tops of your list, then the D or H versions is where you should be spending more time at. Still, I found just enough improvement overall in terms of enhanced feel/connection with the ball as well as some added oomph behind all the shots. The 16x19 pattern and nice head light balance and thin profile really allows you to accelerate into the ball with speed and confidence. That confidence Carrie’s through up at net where again the firmer hoop pays dividends as balls are more direct and less likely to deflect if not hit square. The Percept still maintains a fairly muted overall feel so very much in line with its predecessor but with a more distinct flex point (mid-throat) and a touch better dwell time on impact. I’ve always seen the 97 as a direct competitor with the Wilson Blade but now I find it more in between a blade and a PS 97 given the added firmness up top. So if control and a more traditional even flex with greater maneuverability and improved stability, this frame is what you’re looking for, I’d definitely have the Percept 97 on my short list.