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Top 10 Yonex Best Badminton Rackets

So you've decided a 

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 Yonex 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
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

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 It's originally made of the back court doubles player, as it's super attacking, however a big number of even top level players are also using it in singles.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
Collection: Yonex Arcsaber Badminton Rackets

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. 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
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

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. 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
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

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.

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
Collection: Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets

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!

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
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

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. Yonex Astrox 77 Badminton Racket

Yonex Astrox 77 Badminton Racket

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Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

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8. Yonex Nanoflare 700 Badminton Racket

Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Racket

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Collection: Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets

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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
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

 

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. Yonex Astrox 7 Badminton Racket

Yonex Astrox 7 Badminton Racket

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Style of Play: F
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

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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 Yonex Badminton Rackets.