Formula Pentacore 100
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$199.00

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Arm Protection

Xenecore provides Superior Shock & Vibration Absorption, results in no more chronic Tennis Elbow, Shoulder or Wrist Injuries.

Play Better, Safer & Injury Free Tennis with Donnay.

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Babolat Pure Drive KILLER!
SAME GAME / NO MORE PAIN!

Head size: 100sq"
Unstrung Weight: 300g
Unstrung Balance: 320mm
String Pattern: 16x19
Stiffness (RDC): 62
Grip: Cushion
Rec. String Tension: 45lbs (+/- 10)
Beam Width: 20/27/24mm
Length: 27
Technology: Penta XēneCore™


The Formula Pentacore hits hard but feels soft and fits all player levels from beginners trying to make contact with the string bed and keep shots in the court to advanced baseline bashers. It’s a virtual extension of the arm with its astonishing combination of big-league power, pinpoint control and, of course, Donnay’s signature arm-protection comfort.

Smaller players might opt for the Formula Pentacle Lite which is featured elsewhere on this page.

Similar in specs to the iconic Babolat Pure Drive in head size and shape, stationary weight, balance and beam width in specifications, but the real difference is discovered not on paper but in the playing hand where you’ll find the solid-core Formula Penta versatility means much more powerful and controllable than the Pure Drive, and without the stinging vibration this classic hollow Babolat model has become notoriously known for and all the arm issues that come with it.

The solid-core Xenecore tubing in the hoop allows the flexible frame to bend back on ball contact but recover in a nanosecond to launch the ball like a slingshot with a mid-to-full swing, or cradle the ball for directional control on volleys. The result is a quantum leap in power with a smooth buttery feel that our play testers described as "hitting hard but feeling soft." Other bonuses are a larger sweet spot and best-in-industry stability.

The Formula Penta feels and sounds instantly arm-friendly — you’ll hear a resonant "thunk" at first hit unlike the harsh "ping" of hollow racquets.

It won’t make you work to keep the ball deep in your opponent’s court. Spin comes easy with its open stringing pattern.

If a group of tennis players at all levels were taking a trip and could only pack one racquet for everyone to use, the Formula Pentacore would be it.

Announcing something new at Donnay, Custom Stringing & Racquet Work by our very own resident CEO & Master Racquet Technician, Howie Matthews. With over 44 years experience in racquet stringing & multiple degrees in Material Science & Engineering, Howie is one of the world's most talented stringers & we are lucky to be able to share his expertise with Donnay customers. Also available will be a myriad of other types of racquet work, such as Custom: Weighting/Balancing, Gripping, Anti-Shock Mod's, Racquet Matching, and of course answers to any & all questions
We have available almost any name brand strings you would want, from: Alpha, Ashaway, Babolat, Gamma, Gosen, Head, Iso-Speed, Luxilon, Prince, Solinco Tecnifibre, Toa, Wilson, Vollmer, Yonex, of course our Donnay strings, along with some of Howie's own custom tailored string creations available only from his own Tennis Menace web site.
Feel free to contact Howie either prior to placing your order, or afterwards to arrange for the stringing of your Donnay Xenecore racquet before it is shipped to you. We can also provide custom work on racquets sent to us. He can be reached by phone daily, from 8:00 'til Midnight, Eastern at 877 DONNAY-7 or email mail@donnaytennis.com

Hexacore (6 Cores)

Hexacore-filled Xenecore racquets provide "feels soft/hits hard" results because of the addition of a fifth or sixth core over the previous quad, tri, dual and single core frames.With more cores on each side of the shaft, they provide even more comfort, power, stability, precision, accuracy and control.

Even though these racquets are flexible for control, they provide power without torquing at high velocities. The coefficient of restitution is extremely high which provides this unprecedented power. So the 200 pounds of force transmitted to your arm from hollow racquets is reduced by 70 percent with Hexacore.

The new Donnay-Xenecore Formula Hexacore and their lighter cousins, the Xenecore Formula Pentacore & Hexacore Lites, are a virtual extension of the arm with its astonishing paradoxical combination of big-league power and sublime comfort.The Formula Hexacore translates into pure power, but unlike conventional stiff frames such as the best-selling Babolats Pure Drive and AeroPro, it is easy on the arm.Play test results show it has the inherit big-league power and specifications of the best-selling Babolats but with a smooth, buttery feel, a larger sweet spot andbest-in-industry stability.

Herxacore Pro One 97 with its flex-rating of 59 provides pinpoint control and feel for 4.0 -and-up players. For the Head Prestige or Wilson Blade players with high-velocity full swings, it means no torquing and the ability to direct the ball where you want it to go.


Brand New:

Racquet has not been hit. May or may not have been strung. May have irregular cosmetics.


Grade B: 

Racquet is in excellent condition. It exhibits very little use; wear is evident on grip and grommets only. May have minor paint defects. 


Grade C:

Racquet is in great condition. It has been used and shows some minor cosmetic wear on the frame. Does not exhibit wear from play that exposes graphite. Frame is not damaged from strings as a result of poor grommet care.

Related Products

Formula Lite Pentacore 100
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Why Donnay Xenecore Racquets?


We specialize in arm friendly tennis racquets for tennis elbow relief. Our racquets offer better


☑️ Comfort

☑️Stability

☑️Power

☑️Control

 than any other brand's. This is due to Xenecore's unique solid construction. Competition's hollow racquets can't compete with our stability, power, and control of our solid-core racquets. 



**We are the only brand with this High Density Foam like material filling the entire inside of our racquets.

Mats Wilander

7 -time Grand Slam Champion Chooses Donnay

"I like the look of it which is very important to me and i like the way it feels to hit a ball with it because it’s solid and flexible. It has feel but it’s solid. i don’t like stiff racquets because I have a lot of racquet-head speed."  More 

Mats Wilander
7-time Grand Slam Champion

MADE.

How are Donnay Xenecore racquests made?

The conventional racket is made by inflating the carbon fiber frame under pressure by putting air into the end of the racket handler like a balloon.Donnay racquets are not made by air pressure, but by heating multiple microcapsules inside the carbon fiber frame and the microcapsules are inflated to fill the inside of the frame with pressure.

Xenecore is patented in 50 countries.

WHY CHOOSE DONNAY?

Xenecore provides Superior Shock & Vibration Absorption, results inNO MORE chronic Tennis Elbow, Shoulder or Wrist Injuries.No other brands are making such a claim, or offereing a satifaction warranty, for if they did, they would be taking racquets back as fast as they could sell them.

OVER 50%

of recreational & club members, who have been playing tennis for more than a year suffer from some kind of arm injuries in their playing career. The cause of the arm injuries can be due to improper tennis form, but the fundamental causes are mostly attributed to SHOCK & VIBRATION caused by hollow racquet frames made by other brands.

VIBRATION

caused from the impact is transmitted through the hollow cavity to your hand resulting in unwanted injuries.  Countless professional players are quitting tennis due to wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries!  Also, If the racquet frame is hollow, it is less stable, causing racquets to twist from the impact resulting in less ball control.

70% LESS

When the inside of the frame is filled with our multicore technology, the vibration is reduced up to 70% compared to other racquets.  This prevents elbow injuries, and the stability of the frame is increased for more power and control on your shots.


'THANKS SO MUCH FOR MAKING ARM-SAFE RACQUETS'

- Wesley Albright, Shoals, IN

“Shock has to go somewhere, The Babolat AeroPro was the worst for my arm and the Wilson Blade torqued on off-center hits.” He was diagnosed with a tear in his hitting shoulder, but says “I’m not a big advocate of getting the surgery.”

-Sal Casillio, San Antonio, TX


"The Only Racquet I Allow My Family To Use"

- Paulo Abdala

"I probably have one of the largest original Donnay collections in Europe -- more than 30 frames, like the Pro One 18x20 and the unique X-Dark Red that are exceptional but highly underrated sticks."

-Lambros Papadias, Brussels, Belgium


"More Power than the "viagra" 

-Alfie Liebmann, Aventura, FL

"DONNAY PROVIDES ALL THE COMFORT I WANT, WITHOUT SACRIFICING TOUCH AND FEEL"

- Jason R. Wells, St. Petersburg, FL

More Testimonials


"Not even an oasional tender elbow now" 

-- Joe Liebexchuez, Redwood City, CA

"Switching to Donnay and my exercises have kept my arm healthy" 

-- Landon Switzer, Centennial, CO


"I never realized that at 4-foot-11 I could get so much power from a tennis racquet" 

-- Nancy Roe, Loveland, CO

"The performance of the best frames but they also protect my arm" 

-- Alvaro Sande, Scottsdle, AZ


"My elbow pain ceased after the fourth time I played with the Donnay" 

-- Benoit Heuchenne, Vietiane, Laos

"More power than my old racquet, but not more than I can control" 

-- Bob Spatz, Novato, CA


"How do you get so much power out of such a thin 17-mm] beam [in the X-Dual Silver}?" 

-- Dana Schweitzer, New York, NY

"You can even hear the comfort at first hit from the muted sound that comes when the ball hits the stringbed"

 -- John LeBeau, Des Moines, IA

DONAY HISTORY.

Back when tennis racquets were made from trees, a company called "Donnay" owned and operated by a Belgium furniture company, was by far the most popular tennis brand of racquets in the world.

It seems like every major champion and tennis great before the 90’s used a Donnay racquet, from Rod Laver to Margaret Court and, of course, Bjorn Borg, who became as synonymous with Donnay as his "ice man" image for his calm-court demeanor..In 1981, Donnay produced the most racquets in the world, but the company was slow to transfer to graphite frames and pretty much sat out the decade until it remerged with its own graphite model that Andre Agassi famously used to capture his first Grand Slam title -- Wimbledon in 1992.

NEW ARRIVALS

1910

Oldest Tennis Racquet brand

Margaret Jean Court

Andre Agassi

Rod Laver

Bjorn Borg

Racquet Grading Scale

Brand New: 

 Racquet has not been hit. May or may not have been strung.  May have minor Paint defects.


Grade B: 

 Racquet is in excellent condition. It exhibits very little use; wear is evident on grip and grommets only. May have minor paint defects. 


Grade C:

 Racquet is in great condition. It has been used and shows some minor cosmetic wear on the frame. Does not exhibit wear from play that exposes graphite. Frame is not damaged from strings as a result of poor grommet care.