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Top 10 Best Pro / Professional Badminton Rackets

There's so many Badminton Rackets out there to choose from …..how do you know which is the best one to go for?

Well largely this depends upon 2 main aspects:

1. Badminton Match Type you play - Single, Doubles or Mixed Doubles?

2. Personal playing style - Attacking (with lots of smash & power play) or Defensive & Speed (counter attacking and out manoeuvring your opponents) or Net Play (used for getting control of rallies often in Mixed or Singles Play)

If you're needing further advice other than what's below on how to choose - check out our How to Choose a Badminton Racket Guide.

Also check our full range of Pro / Professional Badminton Rackets.

NOTE: A number of the recommendations below may go out of stock, in addition to this remember what we suggest doesn't necessarily make it the best racket for you personally!

Below we list our Top 10 Rackets, their suited Style of Play, and What Match Type of Play to help you identify what's best for you! 

1. Yonex Astrox 88D Pro Badminton Racket

Yonex Astrox 88D Pro Badminton Racket

Match Type: Doubles Back Court Attacker or Singles
Style of Play: Smash Attacking, Super Aggressive

We've chosen this racket because it suits multiple styles of play. It's originally made of the back court doubles player, as it's super attacking, however a big number of even top level players are also using it in singles. Super powerful and fast.....it's an outstanding top level racket.

2. Yonex Arcsaver 11 Pro Badminton Racket

Yonex Arcsaver 11 Pro Badminton Racket

 

Match Type: Singles or Mixed Doubles
Style of Play: Speed, Counter Attacking and Accuracy

Recently relaunched, it's legendary history as a top level racket used by players even after Yonex stopped running it's original range shows how much it's loved! Played even previously by Victor Axelson, we find once players get used to this racket they struggle to move onto anything else!

The new range from Yonex, adds extra technology for even more speed and power.

3. Babolat Satellite Gravity 74 Badminton Racket

Babolat Satellite Gravity 74 Badminton Racket

 

Match Type: All Round Play
Style of Play: Speed & Counter Attacking

This Babolat Racket, although not as expensive as many other Rackets provided in the list just keeps getting awesome customer feedback! It's the perfect club players racket, as it's easy for anyone to pick it up and play well. We've picked this not because of it's specifications, but because so many club players tell us how impressed they are by it.

4. Yonex Astrox 100 ZZ Badminton Racket

Yonex Astrox 100 ZZ Badminton Racket

 

Match Type: Singles or Doubles Back Court Player
Style of Play: Smash Attacking with Accuracy

Used by the Worlds Top players in singles and some doubles pairs, the Astrox 100 zz suits the stronger player due to its stiffness and head heavy weighting. It's Yonex's most aggressive top tier Badminton Racket.

If you love to smash with power and accuracy this racket is perfect. You'll see large numbers of male county players using this.

5. Karakal BN 60 Fast Fibre Badminton Racket

Karakal BN 60 Fast Fibre Badminton Racket

 

Match Type: Doubles Front Player & Mixed Doubles Front Player
Style of Play: Speed Around Mid/Front Court and Excellent Defensive Reactions

We've chosen this racket because it does what it does so well. At 60 grams it's insanely light and therefore extremely fast for reactionary and speed play. This will typically suit the player trying to dominate at the front or middle of the court. A lot of women might enjoy playing with this racket.

6. Yonex Astrox 88S Pro Badminton Racket

Yonex Astrox 88S Pro Badminton Racket

 

Match Type: Doubles Front Player & Mixed Doubles Front Player
Style of Play: Touch at the front, Speed Around Mid/Front Court, but still with venom in the smash attack

Similar to it's partner in crime the Astrox 88D, this S stands for "Skill" and is designed for the front court player in a doubles partnership. It's a great combination of reactionary front court shots but still has enough weighting in the head of the racket for an excellent smash from the back of the court.

7. Carlton Vapour Trail 82 Badminton Racket
Carlton Vapour Trail 82 Badminton Racket

Match Type: All Styles
Style of Play: All Round Play

We love this racket because it's the ultimate "all round" racket in our eyes. So often as players we focus on trying to be the best at something specific on court, but not enough is said for being consistent. Many top players simply win by waiting and focusing their opponent into a mistake!

If you're a player who loves to play varied game in style and types this racket is great!

8. Mizuno JPX V Edition Badminton Racket

Mizuno JPX V Edition Badminton Racket

Match Type: Doubles Fast Play, Singles, Mixed Back Court Player
Style of Play: All Around Attacking Racket for not the Strongest Player

Mizuno, cannot be more underrated here in the UK! However those top players in Asia know just how good these rackets are! 

Everyone wants a huge smash, and to hit it harder than everyone else! So you go out there to buy the stiffest and head heavy racket there is, and for some reason you're not getting what you want out of it! 

This racket is your solution! Why? Well it has extra flex for extra power! Combined with being head heavy, it's a great racket for that mid-higher level player. One of our team may even play with it himself at high club level ;-)

9. Yonex Astrox 99 Pro Badminton Racket

Yonex Astrox 99 Pro Badminton Racket

Match Type: Singles, Strong Backcourt Doubles Player
Style of Play: All Around Attacking Racket for outstanding accuracy

 

If you can handle it, get this racket.....but you need to be a physically strong player with excellent technique. Used by by a number of top singles players and increasingly more doubles players, this racket is a pole axe! It hits hard and accurately but is a beast to wield! If you need fast reactions, this is NOT the racket for you. 


However, for what it does.....it's first class!

9. Victor Drive X 1L A Badminton Racket

Victor Drive X 1L A Badminton Racket

Match Type: Front Court Play, Singles or Doubles
Style of Play: Fast Counter Attacking combined with Flat Rallies

If you're a player struggling for power, we love this racket! It's got awesome flex and whip for extra power, it's a middle level weight so it has decent power behind it too. We love this for it's adaptability in a rally!

 

So that's our Top 10 Best Pro / Professional Badminton Rackets list to look out for! Let us know what you think!

If you're needing further advice other than what's below on how to choose - check out our How to Choose a Badminton Racket Guide.

Also check our full range of Pro / Professional Badminton Rackets.