Tennis

Yonex V-Core Pro Lite (97) 290g

Manufacturer Part# VCP97LT
SKU: MKVP2
Price: $219.00

New for 2018, Yonex introduces the V-Core Pro Lite 97 (290G), the lightest member of the new 97 models. This racquet updates the 2015 Duel G 97 Lite. The racquet itself the perfect frame designed for the intermediate to advanced players looking for a smooth swinging stick with a nice combination of control and feel.
New Namd technology integrated into strategic locations of the frame. This new material allows for unique flex and fast frame snapback. Yonex improved the throat design of the frame, giving the racquet optimal torque to produce additional spin. Improved grommet system thanks to Yonex's Lock Booster System which promotes string contract for an efficient energy transfer and extra power. Equipped with Isometric head shape which helps to absorb shock and frame vibrations.
At 10.7 ounces strung and a 97 square inch head size, new V-Core Pro Lite 97 (290G) is a lightweight frame that is easy to swing than the heavier models but still offers great feel and ideal control.
  • Web Description: Yonex V-Core Pro Lite (97) 290g
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Headsize: 97 sq. in.
  • Length: 27"
  • Beam Width: 20mm
  • Weight Strung: 305g/(10.7 oz.)
  • Racquet/Player Type: Intermediate-Advanced
  • Color(s): Navy/Orange
  • Composition/Construction: H.M. Graphite
  • String Pattern(Mains X Crosses): 16 x 19
  • Recommended String Tension: 45-60 lbs.
  • Balance: 32.5cm/(12.8 in.) - Head Light
  • Stiffness/Flex: 66 RA
  • Frame Technology: Black Micro Core, Namd Technology (Shaft)
  • Grip Type: Yonex Super Cushion Grip - White
  • Swing Weight: 310 kgcm
  • Swing Type: Fast, Long
  • Manuf. Recommended String: Yonex Rexis
Grip Sizing Chart

Grip Size Conversion Charts

  • 0 = 4"
  • 1 = 4 1/8"
  • 2 = 4 1/4"
  • 3 = 4 3/8"
  • 4 = 4 1/2"
  • 5 = 4 5/8"

Finding Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size?

Fromuth carries tennis racquets with grip sizes ranging from less than 4" for juniors to 4 5/8" for the largest adult hands. This might not seem like much of a range, but the difference even 1/8" makes is surprising. Too large a grip can strain your hand, and prolonged use of too small a grip can injure your hand, wrist, and elbow.


The most commonly used method for finding your exact grip size is as follows: On your dominant hand, note that your palm has three main creases. Hold your hand flat, with the fingers alongside one another. Measure from the middle crease of your palm, up the line between your middle and ring fingers, to a point equal to the height of the tip of your ring finger. For the average woman, this measurement will fall between 4 1/8" and 4 3/8", for men between 4 1/2" and 4 5/8 ". Juniors will usually measure less than 4".


Generally, if you're between eighths when you measure, you'll be better off going with the larger grip. A grip 1/16" too large will be comfortable, while a slightly small one might not. On the other hand, a slightly small grip can be fattened up easily with an overwrap, whereas a too-large grip would have to be shaved down which is not always possible. Overwraps can't fatten a grip effectively more than 1/8" though, because each layer of overwrap adds to the rounding off of the bevel edges on your handle.


For Junior Racquets, exact size matching can be difficult. Often, the best you can do is to get a racquet that's fairly close. For juniors, a grip slightly large is preferable to slightly small both for the reasons stated above, and because they will grow into it.