Top 10 Yonex Best Badminton Rackets

With so many Yonex badminton rackets on the market how do you know which is the best one to go for?

Well largely this depends upon 2 main aspects:

1. Badminton discipline you play - Singles, Doubles or Mixed Doubles?

2. Personal playing style - Attacking (with lots of smash & power play), Defensive & Speed (counter attacking and out manoeuvring your opponents) or All-Round (an even mixture of attacking and defensive 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 It's originally made of the back court doubles player, as it's super attacking, however a big number of even top level players are also using it in singles.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's an outstanding top level racket.

2. Yonex Arcsaber 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 Nanoflare 1000 Z Badminton Racket


Match Type: Front court play, singles or doubles
Style of Play: Speed
Player Level: Professional
Collection: Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets

The new NANOFLARE 1000 is being used on court now in the hands of Rio Olympic gold medalist, Carolina Marin (ESP), 2022 All England silver medalist, Lakshya Sen (IND), and 2022 French Open champion, He Bing Jiao (CHN). A head light racket with immense potential for counter-attacking, swift play, this racket was also used to set the new world record for smash speeds by Satwick Rankireddy and Pearly Tan, at 565km/h and 438km/h respectively!

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.

5. Yonex Astrox 88D Play Badminton Racket


Match Type: Doubles
Style of Play: Defensive / Power
Player Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

The Yonex Astrox 88D Play is a beginner's version of one of the most popular rackets in the game today, the 88D Pro. This Play version is manufactured to replicate the capabilities and performance of the 88D Pro but in a much more user-friendly manner, with reduced stiffness and weight. A much more budget-friendly option, this racket is perfect for players looking to begin their badminton journey. 

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 Nanoflare 800 Pro 3U Badminton Racket


Match Type: Doubles, all court player
Style of Play: All round or counter attacking style. 
Collection: Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets

We fell in love with this racket at first sight, it's an absolute stunner!

With a super slim frame and shaft profile, this racket is suited to players looking for speed and buttery smooth, fast swings. This is one of the easiest rackets to play with from Yonex's elite 'made in Japan' rackets and is also popular on the pro tour. This racket does require good technique and timing from the rear of the court, and we prefer the heavier 3U version over the 4U as it helps generate that little extra punch, especially from the rear court. 

Suited to doubles players who play more of an all round game style and require a bit of extra speed for defending, drives and net play. 

8. Yonex Astrox 22 LT Badminton Racket

Match Type: Doubles
Style of Play: All round
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

To say this racket is light just doesn't do it justice; this racket is almost in a new weight category of its own! With an average weight of 63g there won't be many rackets that will feel as easy to swing as the Astrox 22LT. Want to retrieve the smash of that guy at your club who hits bombs? This may be your best weapon.

The problem with most super light rackets is the lack of swing power from the rear court. Yonex have fixed this issue by placing most of the weight in the head and our feedback from customers is extremely positive. 

9. Yonex Astrox 99 Pro Badminton Racket


Match Type: Singles, strong rear-court doubles player
Style of Play: All round singles / attacking doubles
Collection: Yonex Astrox Badminton Rackets

Used by by a number of top singles players and increasingly more doubles players, this racket is a sledgehammer! It hits hard and accurately but is a beast to wield!

This racket can be hard work and if you need manoeuvrability and speed, this is probably not the racket for you. If you can handle it, this racket is a true weapon....however, you will need to be a physically strong player with excellent technique to get the most out of this frame. 


10. Yonex Nanoflare 1000 Play Badminton Racket



Match Type: Singles & Doubles
Style of Play: Speed / Power
Collection: Yonex Nanoflare Badminton Rackets

A beginner friendly version of the professional level Nanoflare 1000 Z racket, the Play variant takes this design and quality, and features incredible technologies to allow beginner players to enjoy all the benefits and advance your game with speed and attacking power. A head-light racket, the Nanoflare Play is ideal for counter attacking at the net, before unleashing a powerful smash to seal the point. 



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.