String Shooter VR Game By Yonex Gives Australian Open Fans Chance To Win Rackets

Melbourne, Australia – January 23, 2013 – Rod Laver Area: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in motion through the Australian Open. (photograph by Ben Solomon/ESPN Pictures).

At its sales space for the 2017 Australian Open, Yonex has paid homage to its Japanese roots with a peaceable Zen backyard whereas attracting followers with a quick-paced “String Shooter” VR recreation.

As unstrung rackets descend from the sky, gamers have forty five seconds to shoot string via the heads of as many rackets as attainable. 5 factors are awarded for every profitable shot. Lime-inexperienced bonus rackets rely for 15 factors. Each customer that performs the “String Shooter” VR recreation receives a folding fan as a present. The grand prize for the participant who achieves the very best rating on the finish of every day of the event is a Yonex tennis racket strung by the Yonex Stringing Workforce.

Check your expertise at “String Shooter,” the brand new VR recreation obtainable EXCLUSIVELY on the Australian Open #Yonex Sales space. All gamers obtain a particular Yonex Japanese folding fan, and the participant with the very best rating that day receives a Yonex racquet strung by the Yonex Stringing Workforce. Should you’re on the venue, don’t miss this opportunity to win! #tennis #AusOpen

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This Australian Open marks the second consecutive yr that the Yonex Stringing Group has acted because the event’s Official Stringer. Utilizing the PROTECH8, an electrical stringing machine, the group options veteran stringers from across the globe.

“What’s necessary is to ensure every racquet has precisely the identical pressure, in order that even when the strings breaking through the match, gamers can use a brand new racquet with no massive variations in feeling,” Yonex stringer Shinji Nakamura stated final week of the demand for product consistency.

The Japanese gear producer boasts a gifted roster of tennis gamers together with Stan Wawrinka (SUI), Nick Kyrgios (AUS) and Angelique Kerber (GER), the Australian Open defending champion and prime seed who misplaced Sunday within the fourth spherical.