The E-Zone Ai Lite sits somewhere between the improver and intermediate racket groups, so look at it as an ‘advanced’ improver racket perhaps best suited to those playing other sports and turning their hand to tennis, or a junior looking for their first full-size frame.

The frame is light but not the lightest, and not as powerful as some rackets in this range. The real payoff is the stability and swing speed – Yonex boasts that the Lite is the fastest racket through the air that they have ever produced, courtesy of its Trans-Weight System – while the OPS technology stabilises the frame by reducing the wobble on off-centre hits.

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