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Top 10 Best Beginner 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? Especially if you're a beginner!

Well largely this depends upon 3 main aspects:

1. Where you intend to play? In the Garden? Socially Indoors? or at a Club more seriously?

2. How strong/weak you are as a beginner badminton player?

3. Your Budget and How much you want to spend?

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 Beginner 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 Beginner Badminton Rackets to help you identify what's best for you! 

1. Babolat Satellite Gravity 74 Badminton Racket

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

This Babolat Racket, although more expensive than many other beginer 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.

2. Karakal Black Zone 30 Graphite Badminton Racket

Karakal Black Zone 30 Graphite Badminton Racket

Match Type: All Round Play
Style of Play: Speed
Player Level: Improver

An outstanding value for money graphite 1 piece badminton racket, Karakal are specialists in value for money. This racket suits the beginner to improving player as a club level or wants something lightweight and easy to use.

3. Yonex Astrox Smash Badminton Racket - Black Orange

Yonex Astrox Smash Badminton Racket - Black Orange

Match Type: Attacking Play
Style of Play: Power
Player Level: Beginner to Improver

Yonex Beginner to Improver racket - this is their cheapest priced single piece graphite racket. Perfect for those aggressive smashing style players at the back of a court.

4. Babolat Prime Essential Badminton Racket

Babolat Prime Essential Badminton Racket

Match Type: All Round Play with Large Hitting Sweet Spot
Style of Play: All Round Play
Player Level: Beginner

Babolat's Budget Graphite 1 piece racket.....we love this for 1 simple reason, a bit hitting sweet spot! What does this mean for a beginner player? Well you can mistime it slightly and get away with it still! It's a forgiving racket for the beginner player.....and being made of Graphite too....it's lightweight too.

5. Ashaway AM 9SQ Badminton Racket

Ashaway AM 9SQ Badminton Racket

Match Type: Attacking Play
Style of Play: Aggressive Smashing Style with Control/Accuracy
Player Level: Complete Beginner

If you love to attack as a beginner player, and want to hit with accuracy as a new player but force yourself into learning good and proper technique this the racket for you. In some ways it's unforgiving for a new player....but it's good if you intend to long term develop your game.

6. Yonex Nanoflare 170 Light Badminton Racket

Yonex Nanoflare 170 Light Badminton Racket

Match Type: Doubles
Style of Play: Speed Play with Counter Attacking 
Player Level: Beginner to Improver

Perfect for weaker strength players or those new to Badminton, as it comes with extra flex for whipping power combined with being head light for great counter attack and reactions. Effective at the front of court too, but not so great for those smashes!

7. Dunlop Graviton XF 88 Max Badminton Racket

Dunlop Graviton XF 88 Max Badminton Racket

Match Type: All Styles all round racket
Style of Play: Total all round Racket 
Player Level: Beginner to Improver

 

This is the ideal beginner badminton racket for all round play in all styles. If you're not sure what kind of style or player you are, this is perfect, or if you just want to be decent at all aspects of playing you can't go wrong with this racket.

8. Carlton Aeroblade 4000 Badminton Racket

Carlton Aeroblade 4000 Badminton Racket

Match Type: Attacking Doubles Back Court
Style of Play: Attacking Smash Court Racket
Player Level: Beginner

We love this racket because it's so cheap but does what it says! It's great for smashing and is a strong effective racket for fun play with friends. It's the perfect beginner attacking recreational badminton racket.

9. Babolat Satelite Touch Badminton Racket - Pink

Babolat Satelite Touch Badminton Racket - Pink

Match Type: Doubles Front Court
Style of Play: Touch Net Play
Player Level: Beginner

This one is for the ladies and women out there! Designed espectially for you, it's a great beginner reaction and front court touch play racket. If you like to win your rallies around the net, this is PERFECT!

10. Karakal Black Zone 50 Badminton Racket

Karakal Black Zone 50 Badminton Racket

Match Type: All Round - Fast Court Racket
Style of Play: All Round, but with extra whip power for the lower strength player
Player Level: Beginner

We actually LOVE this racket, it's a great all round racket, and most of all, we love it for it's extra flex in the shaft, giving a weaker or newer player the extra whip action in their shots to get more power with less effort. It's such good value for money for it's quality too, something Karakal are absolute experts at!

 

So that's out Top 10 Beginner Badminton Rackets list to look out for! Let us know what you think!

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

Also check our full range of Beginner Badminton Rackets.