Top 10 Best Badminton Rackets
We stock all the best rackets as produced by all the major brands in the badminton world. With a proliferation of rackets from all the brands, all with minor variations on weight, balance and flex, how do you choose what is right for you? To help you to decide, we have listed our Top 10 rackets, which will give you a good indication of the best rackets currently available. If you are still unsure, why not have a look at our guide on How To Choose a Badminton Racket?
Victor Jetspeed S 12 Badminton Racket
Victor Jetspeed 12 takes the best-selling technology of the JS10 and the stability of the BS12 to produce the best racket that Victor have ever created. Thanks to the slightly head-heavy balance and medium-stiff flex, this racket can be used by every type of player in any situation. Doubles players will appreciate the speedy Aero-Sword frame that offers you a fantastic defence, accurate drop shots, ferocious smashes and quick net play, allowing you to transition between back, front and mid-court with confidence. Singles players will appreciate the solid and stable head, ensuring that your pushes, clears and drives are punchy and accurate, enabling you to be aggressive or defensive when needed. If you're looking for a racket that can transform your game, then the JS12 should be at the top of your list.
Yonex Voltric Lin Dan Force Badminton Racket - Matte Black
Reminiscent of the legendary Voltric 80 and endorsed by Lin Dan, Yonex have created something special with this racket. Combining a head-heavy balance, stiff shaft and Yonex's stunning Nanometric DR frame, the Voltric Lin Dan Force offers you solid drop shots, powerful smashes, easy clears and excellent speed for net play and defence, making this a fantastic choice for both singles and doubles play.
Victor Jetspeed S 10 Badminton Racket (3U and 4U)
The Jetspeed S10 is the closest racket we've ever had to a genuine all-rounder; something that almost anyone can use and feel comfortable with. Thanks to its even balance, medium-stiff flex and incredibly fast frame, the S10 can help you produce some of the best attacking and defensive play you've ever had.
Yonex Duora 10 Badminton Racket
Have you heard the buzz about this revolutionary racket yet? By combining two different racket profiles into one frame, Yonex have pushed badminton technology further ahead than ever before. The Box Frame, designed for your forehand, increases your power significantly, whereas the Aero Frame, designed for your backhand, increases your shot speed drastically. Before the DUORA 10, players would have to swap rackets to change up their game. Now, all you need to do is swap sides and carry on playing. Used by Men's Singles legend Lee Chong Wei, British Number 1 Rajiv Ouseph, and almost every major contender on the Men's Singles Tour.
Yonex Nanoray 800 Badminton Racket - Black/Magenta
Yonex Nanoray 800 is the successor to the famous Nanospeed 9900, and updated it hugely. The combination of a stiff shaft and a head-light balance means that plenty of players can benefit from the speed of this racket, giving you the best chance of reacting to anything your opponent can send over the net.
Victor Thruster K Onigiri Badminton Racket
Besides the rather memorable black & green decals and the unique name, Victor's Thruster K Onigiri stands out in a number ways. Because of the head-heavy balance and the medium flex, this racket simply screams power, making it quite a bit easier for you to hit powerful clears and smashes. And because the TK-Onigiri has Victor's POWER-BOX technology, this racket offers stunning consistency, giving you every opportunity to dominate your opponent from start to end.
Yonex Voltric Z-Force 2 Badminton Racket
The Yonex Voltric Z-Force 2 is one of our favourites, as it uses an ultra thin and extra stiff shaft to create a smasher's dream. If you play singles and love to smash whenever you can, this is the only choice for you.
Victor HyperNano X 800 LTD Control Badminton Racket
This racket is one of the best all-round rackets we've tested. Thanks to the even balance, Aero-Diamond frame and increased stability, the HX800LTD Control offers players fantastic consistency and speed through the air, letting you mix up your game as often as you'd like. At the front of the court, the Aero-Diamond frame and 4U weight allows you to dominate your opponent as you react to net shots as quickly as needed, while at the back of the court, the new HCT shaft gives you consistently powerful smashes and deep clears.
Babolat X-Feel Blast Badminton Racket (2016) - Red
Combining a 3U weight, seriously head-heavy balance and an extra stiff shaft, the Babolat X-Feel Blast is the ultimate smashers racket. Babolatís XP-AERO technology offers enhanced precision while METRICFLEX provides maximised power, ensuring that you can hit thunderous smashes from any angle, at any time.
Babolat X-Feel Lite Badminton Racket - Yellow
If you're looking for an excellent doubles racket, then look no further. The latest addition of the X-Feel Lite highlights all of Babolat's groundbreaking technology and brings it into a user-friendly and competition-standard racket. Thanks to the 4U weight and Head-Light balance, this racket offers players brilliant manoeuvrability and net-play at the front, while the Medium-Stiff shaft and Metroflex technology ensure that you have fantastic smashes and drop shots at the back.
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Beware of counterfeit rackets on the internet. We have had instances of people bringing in counterfeit rackets for restringing at our store, which look almost like the real thing but go out of shape as soon as you put any kind of tension on the frame.