The Yonex Ezone 100 and Wilson Clash 100 are rackets primarily aimed at beginner to intermediate recreational players as they both are relatively light frames that offer tennis players a good mix of power, control, and spin.
This article will hopefully help you decide which of these rackets might suit your game better and explain how the rackets differ from each other in terms of playability and racket specs.
The Ezone 100 is endorsed by Top ATP/WTA stars Casper Ruud, Belinda Bencic, Sorana Cirstea, and Marketa Vondrousova.
As the Clash 100 was designed to suit recreational tennis players rather than professional tennis players, no pros are currently endorsing the Clash 100.
Yonex Ezone 100 vs Wilson Clash 100 Comparison
For the purposes of this comparison, we will be comparing the 2022 version of the Yonex Ezone 100 (or “E100”) to the V2 of the Wilson Clash 100 (or “C100”).
Starting with the similarities between the two rackets, both have a 100in head size, a racket length of 27in, and a 16×19 string pattern.
Both rackets also have very similar strung and swing weights with the E100 weighing a few grams more than the C100.
In terms of differences, the C100 is more head light than the E100 so should be easier to swing.
The C100 is a lot less stiff than the E100 so if you are worried about getting tennis elbow then the C100 is probably the better racket to go with.
In terms of power generation, both rackets will give you a medium amount of power with the C100 giving a little more help in this department.
In terms of control, neither racket excels in this department but the E100 is the better racket of the two.
|Ezone 100||VS||Clash 100|
|318g (11.2oz)||Strung Weight:||312g (11.0oz)|
|4 pts HL||Strung Balance:||7 pts HL|
|67 RA||Stiffness Rating:||57 RA|
|23.8mm / 26.5mm / 22.5mm||Beam Width:||24.5mm|
|Green and Black||Colors:||Red and Black|
|16 Mains / 19 Crosses||String Pattern:||16 Mains / 19 Crosses|
|21-27kg / 45-60lb||String Tension Range:||22-27kg / 50-60lb|
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Below is a short video summarising the above specs.
Which Racket should you buy?
If you are still not sure which of the above rackets you should buy, then check out my recommendations below that are based on your level of skill as a player and your playing style.
Although not designed with beginners in mind, both of these rackets are relatively beginner friendly as they aren’t too heavy and they give some help with generating power on your shots.
These rackets are also good for beginners to use because as they improve their skills they will grow into the racket.
If I was starting tennis again myself, I would probably opt for the C100 as it is a very arm friendly racket that is very forgiving on off center shots.
Again both of these tennis rackets would suit intermediate tennis players but if you want a bit more control then I would opt for the E100 or if you want a more forgiving and comfortable frame then I would go with the C100.
More Advanced players will most likely want to go with the 98 Versions of these two rackets i.e. the Yonex Ezone 98 and the Wilson Clash 98 as both of these rackets offer the control that more advanced players are looking for.
Tennis Players with Tennis Elbow
Without question, the C100 is the better tennis racket in terms of arm friendliness as it has a much lower stiffness rating than the E100.
If you are a player who likes to play from the baseline, then I think you will be happy with either of these two rackets.
Again if you are looking for more control go with the E100 or for more power and comfort go with the C100.
Net Rushers/Serve and Volley Players
I wouldn’t really recommend either of these rackets if you are a net rusher or a serve and volley player as neither of these rackets offers the control needed to make these playing styles work.