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?
Yonex Astrox 77 Badminton Racket - Blue (3U)Designed to update the Voltric series, the Astrox 77 maintains the power of the Voltric line but increases the speed and acceleration of your shots, making it perfect for singles and doubles play, and appealing to players of all abilities and playstyles.
Victor Jetspeed S 12 Badminton Racket (3U and 4U)
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.
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 Z-Strike Badminton Racket + FREE Bag
Combining the radical Duora concept, the power of the Z-series range and packed with the very latest in badminton innovation, the Duora Z-Strike boosts your power, speed and control from all areas of the court. The choice of World Champion, Viktor Axelsen, the Duora Z-Strike allows you to push and drive at your opponent in an instant, and then finish rallies with thunderous smashes.
Yonex ArcSaber 11 Badminton Racket (2017)
The choice of our racket reviewer, Badminton England Coach and ex-England International player, Richard Doling, the Arcsaber 11 has already obtained legendary status. Combining an even balance and stiff flex, this racket is a fantastic choice for players that want an all-rounder that offers reliability and high-class performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.