Collection: Badminton Clothing

From personal experience, we believe if you look your best on court, you play your best. Badminton clothing plays a pivotal role in enhancing your performance, ensuring comfort, and even adding a dash of style to your game. Badminton involves a wide range of motions – lunging, jumping, reaching, and swift lateral movements. To execute these moves seamlessly, badminton clothing is designed with ergonomic considerations in mind. Garments are tailored to provide a full range of motion without constriction, allowing players to perform at their best without limitations. That’s why we have stocked a variety of colours and styles by major badminton brands such as YonexVictor and FZ Forza for you to choose from.

All of the clothing that we offer at BadmintonHQ is from badminton brands who understand the demands of the sport and exactly what you need to feel and look good on court.  From lightweight materials that allow freedom of movement to moisture-wicking fabrics that keep you dry, let's delve into the world of badminton clothing and how it influences your experience on the court.

What should I wear for badminton? 

Badminton shirts and tops should be light, comfortable, and have the freedom to move with the body. The fabrics used in badminton clothing are carefully chosen to optimize comfort and performance. Most badminton clothing is made from lightweight and breathable materials that allow air circulation and prevent overheating. Common fabrics include polyester and synthetic blends that offer both moisture-wicking properties and durability.. We do not stock cotton t-shirts as these are not appropriate for badminton play due the lack of breathability and the way they absorb sweat. There is a perception in the UK that badminton players should wear all white clothing (Wimbledon tennis style) but in truth this tradition died out decades ago and it’s perfectly acceptable to be as bright and colourful as you like on court.

As with shirts, badminton shorts should be light and allow freedom of movement. It’s particularly crucial with shorts that you’re able to lunge freely so shorts should either be loose or offer some kind of stretch to allow for this. 

Socks are often an after-thought in sports clothing but it’s especially important to have a good pair of badminton socks to be able to protect your feet during a game. Badminton is such a dynamic game with so many twists and changes of direction that the soles of the feet are under a lot of strain; it is crucial therefore that your socks can handle these impacts in order to avoid blisters and stop your feet sliding in your shoes. 

An optional extra to your badminton clothing is compression clothing. Compression wear such as calf socks have become extremely popular in the fitness industry and there have been studies that show they can improve recovery and help to counteract delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Calf compression socks can also keep calves warm, especially handy for those cold winter nights in the local badminton hall. 

We also offer compression shorts, to give the quads, glutes and hamstrings some extra protection. Research has suggested that they can not only aid recovery but also increase power output. 

Sweatbands are another popular badminton clothing accessory. During intense physical activity, such as playing badminton, the body generates heat, causing players to sweat. Sweatbands help prevent sweat from dripping onto the hands, racket grip, or face. Excessive sweat can make the racket handle slippery, compromising the player's grip. Wearing a sweatband on the wrist can help absorb sweat and prevent it from reaching the hands, allowing players to maintain a firm grip on the racket. This is essential for precise shots, quick movements, and overall control. Sweatbands are also a great way of accessorising and bringing a new look to your style on court. Headbands have been popularised by players including Viktor Axelson and Anders Antonsen and provide the players with not only a practical tool to dry sweat and keep it away from the eyes, but also to add an additional element to their on-court style.

In conclusion, badminton clothing is more than just a uniform; it's a crucial component that contributes to your success on the court. The lightweight fabrics, ergonomic designs, and moisture-wicking properties of these garments enhance your playing experience. Moreover, the stylish and modern designs ensure that you not only perform at your best but also look the part. So, whether you're an aspiring player or a seasoned pro, investing in high-quality badminton clothes is a step towards improving your game and enjoying every moment on the court.

When ordering clothes for badminton with BadmintonHQ you can be confident in receiving the best price with our unique price match promise. If you see a product cheaper elsewhere in the UK please email us at to enquire about a price match.

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