Badminton Rackets of Professional Players

Have you ever wondered, which Badminton racket the professional players use on court? Which racket your favourite player chose for himself? Well, a Badminton racket does make a difference and each player will choose a racket that works best with their playing style and technique. So if you want to know, which Badminton racket PV Sindhu uses or what raquet helps Liliyana Natsir guiding the shuttle into the open space all the time, have a look at this list of professional Badminton players and their rackets!

Also read: The Best Badminton Racket Brands

What badminton racket do the pros use?

I will group this by country of the pro players, followed by the high-end badminton racket they prefer. Keep in mind though, that the badminton pros very often will not use the exact same racket that is available on the market for sale! Quite a few world class players will be provided with taylor-made raquets by their sponsors to fulfill their specific needs. So they will get custom rackets by the big Badminton brands with slightly different specifications compared to the racket models available for purchase.

And also: This list is not complete, because I don`t know about all players at the moment. Professional Badminton players switch rackets from time to time and try new ones. So help me to keep this list up to date. If there is a pro using another racket than stated here, leave a comment! Latest update is from 2022.

Rackets of Players from China

Rackets of professional badminton players from China
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Shi YuqiLi-Ning N7IIOffers a balance of power and speed, suitable for singles and doubles.
Chen LongLi-Ning N9IIKnown for speed and power, ideal for aggressive play. The reigning Olympic champion is with Li Ning as well and played the N90 IV for quite some time. Now it`s the Li-Ning 3D 900D.
Zheng Si WeiYonex Arcsaber 11 ProOffers a balance of speed and power, fitting his aggressive play in mixed doubles. The undisputed no. 1 in Mixed Doubles uses Li Ning N7 iirc Badminton racket.
Chen Qing ChenYonex Astrox 100 ZZPreferred for its attacking capabilities in doubles play.
Lin DanLi Ning N90During his long and illustrious career, the best player of all times has used quite a few rackets. Currently it is the Li Ning N90 and mostly Yonex Voltric Z-Force II. Occasionally the Voltric 9 as well.
Zhang NanLi-Ning 3D Turbo Calibar 965 C3PO
Huang YaquiongLi Ning Aeronaut 7000I
Li JunhuiLi Ning Aeronaut 8000
Liu YuchenLi Ning N99
Han ChengkaiLi Ning N55 II
Zhou HaodongLi Ning N55 II
Huang DongpingLi Ning Aeronaut 8000
He JitingYonex Astrox 88S Pro
Tan QiangYonex Arcsaber 11 Pro
Chen YufeiLi-Ning N9IIOffers speed and power, suitable for her aggressive play.
He Bing JiaoLi-Ning N7IIProvides a balance of power and control, fitting her versatile game.

Rackets of Players from Indonesia

Rackets of professional badminton players from Indonesia
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Anthony Sinisuka GintingYonex Astrox 88DKnown for its balance of power and control, fitting his attacking game.
Jonatan ChristieYonex Astrox 88SEnhances control and maneuverability, ideal for his tactical play.
Mohammad AhsanVictor Auraspeed 100XLi Ning N90 IV in 2018 and the Yonex Nanospeed 9900 for a long time before that. Ahsan as well is now a brand ambassador of Mizuno and chose the Mizuno Fortius Tour F. Lately Ahsan switched to Victor as well and currently plays the Victor Auraspeed 100X.
Hendra SetiawanVictor Thruster FThe best mens doubles player of all times had the Li Ning N9-II in 2018. For the most part of his career, he used the Yonex Nanoray 900, though. As of 2019, the Indonesian legend signed a contract as a brand amabssador of Mizuno and will use a Mizuno Fortius Tour in upcoming tournaments. And since 3 years have past…Hendra is now playing the Victor Thruster F Badminton Racket.
Kevin Sanjana SukamuljoThe Badminton superstar from Indonesia swings the Yonex Astrox 88S racket.
Marcus Fernaldi GideonHis congenial partner chose the corresponding Astrox 88D.
Fajar AlfianVictor HX 90
Muhammad RianVictor HX 800 Power
Praveen JordanYonex Nanoray 900 and now Li Ning N90IV
Della Destiara HarisNanoray 900
Leo Rolly CarnandoLi Ning 3D Calibar 600C
Daniel MarthinLi Ning 3D Calibar 900C
Muhammad Shohibul FikriLi Ning 3D Calibar 900B
Bagas MaulanaLi Ning 3D Calibar 600C
Greysia PoliiYonex Arcsaber 11Known for its control and stability, ideal for her strategic play in doubles.
Apriyani RahayuYonex Duora 10Enhances power and speed, suitable for aggressive play in doubles.

Also read: Anthony Ginting Player Profile

Rackets of Players from Malaysia

Rackets of professional badminton players from Malaysia
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Lee Zii JiaVictor Thruster Ryuga IIEnhances explosive strokes and provides unmatched control.
Aaron ChiaYonex Arcsaber 11 ProOffers precision and control, suitable for doubles play.
Soh Wooi YikYonex Arcsaber 11 ProProvides stability and accuracy, ideal for aggressive doubles play.
Lee Chong WeiSupposably a long time user of the Yonex Duora 10. There are rumours though, that this is only marketing to sell these rackets and in reality the rackets were just painted to look like Duora 10. Most recently he was using an Astrox 88.
Goh V ShemYonex Arcsaber 11
Tan Wee KiongYonex Eclipsion Z
Goh Liu YingThe sexiest female badminton player ever chose the Victor Jetspeed 12.
Chan Peng SoonHe was seen with Li Ning TC70 and N711, but rumour has it he switched to Victor Jetspeed 10.

Rackets of Players from India

Rackets of professional badminton players from India
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Srikanth KidambiYonex Astrox 99Enhances powerful smashes and quick recovery.
PV SindhuYonex Z-Force 2Known for its power and precision, fitting Sindhu’s aggressive style.
Saina NehwalYonex Astrox 77Provides control and power, suitable for her tactical play.
Lakshya Sen
Sameer VermaYonex Nanoray 750
B. Sai PraneethYonex Voltric 80 E-Tune
H. S. PrannoyYonex Z-Force II
Ashwini Ponnappa MachimandaVictor Jetspeed 10Q
Chirag ShettyYonex Voltric 80 E-Tune, but will switch to the Astrox 100zz soon.
Satwiksairaj RankireddyUsed to play the Yonex Duora Z Strike, lately switched to Yonex Astrox 100ZZ.

Rackets of Players from Korea

Rackets of professional badminton players from Korea
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Lee Yong DaeYonex Astrox 88SEver since his comeback from retirement in 2018 the Korean superstar has been seen playing with the Yonex Astrox 88S. Known for speed and precision, suitable for fast play.
Seo Seung JaeVictor Jetspeed S11The rising star of Korean badminton uses a Victor Jetspeed S11 in Mixed and Mens Doubles action. Enhances speed and control, ideal for doubles play.
An Se-youngYonex Astrox 77 ProKnown for smooth handling and powerful smashes, suitable for tactical play.
Kim So YeongYonex Duora 7Provides stability and power, fitting her doubles play.
Kong Hee YongYonex Astrox 99 ProKnown for its head-heavy balance and power, ideal for doubles play.
Son Wan HoNew heights with a new racket. The best Korean singles player changed his racket in 2018 and now very successfully plays a Yonex Voltric GlanZ.
Shin Baek CheolSwitches his rackets a lot. But the Yonex Arcsaber 11 seems to be a recurring favourite.
Ko Sung HyunVictor Jetspeed 10Q
Kim Gi JungYonex Arcsaber 11, now Astrox 88D
Kim Sa RangYonex Duora Z-Strike
Yoo Yeon SeongThe Korean smashing machine fires with the Yonex Nanoray 800.

Rackets of Players from Japan

Rackets of professional badminton players from Japan
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Kento MomotaYonex Astrox 99 ProKnown for its head-heavy balance, this racket enhances Momota’s powerful smashes.
Kanta TsuneyamaYonex Astrox 88SKnown for its control and speed, ideal for his playing style.
Takeshi KamuraYonex Astrox 88SThe Japanese top mens doubles pair has chosen the Yonex Astrox 88S for the front court player and…
Keigo SonodaYonex Astrox 88DYonex Astrox 88D for the backcourt player as it is intended for this racket twins.
Akane YamaguchiYonex Astrox 100 ZZBalances power and control, fitting Yamaguchi’s versatile game.
Nozomi OkuharaYonex Nanoflare 700Known for its speed and control, ideal for her defensive play style.
Hiroyuki EndoYonex Duora Z-Strike
Arisa HigashinoAt first the Yonex Nanoray 750 badminton racket, now the Yonex Voltric FB.
Yuta WatanabeThe superstar in the making uses the Yonex Duora Z-Strike badminton racket.
Yuki FukushimaSexy Yuki plays with an Astrox 88D.
Sayaka HirotaYonex Astrox 88S
Ayaka TakahashiYonex Duora 7
Takuro HokiYonex Astrox 100ZZ
Yugo KobayashiYonex Duora Z-Strike

Rackets of Players from Taiwan

Rackets of professional badminton players from Taiwan
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Chou Tien ChenYonex Duora Z-StrikeProvides fast swings and powerful shots.
Wang Chi-linYonex Astrox 99Enhances powerful and fast shots, suitable for doubles play.
Lee YangYonex Astrox 77Known for its balance and control, fitting his defensive play in doubles.
Tai Tzu YingVictor Thruster F CLightweight and agile, ideal for her quick and deceptive play. The undisputed world number 1 uses a Victor TK 7000 SN and despite rumours and trying out other rackets, she alsways seems to come back to the TK that has brought her so much success.

Rackets of Players from Denmark

Rackets of professional badminton players from Denmark
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Viktor AxelsenYonex Astrox 100 ZZProvides power and precision, suitable for Axelsen’s aggressive play style.
Anders AntonsenVictor Auraspeed 90KOffers fast and precise shots, fitting his strategic game.
Matthias Boe: Yonex Arcsaber 11 for a long time, now Astrox 88S.
Jan O. JorgensenYonex Voltric 80 E-Tune, sometimes Astrox 88S as well
Carsten MogensenYonex Astrox 99
Kim AstrupLi Ning Tectonic 7C
Anders Skarup RasmussenLi Ning 3D Calibar 900 Combat
Mathias Christiansen
Christinna PedersenYonex Duora 7
Kamilla Rytter JuhlYonex Duora 10
Hans-Kristian VittinghuisSpecial racket for a special player. The spectacular, permanent-diving Danish player uses a Victor Thruster Falcon(TK-F).
Mads KoldingYonex Arcsaber 11

Rackets of Players from Great Britain

Rackets of professional badminton players from Great Britain
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Chris AdcockThe male Adcock dominates the back-court with an Astrox 88D.
Gabby AdcockMrs. Adcock apparantly is a strong girl, using the relatively heavy yet powerful Z-Force 2.
Kirsty GilmourVictor TK-F

Rackets of Players from other Countries

Rackets of professional badminton players from the rest of the world.
PlayerRacket ModelDescription
Kunlavut VitidsarnYonex Astrox 88DProvides power and control, suitable for his all-round play style.
Carolina MarinYonex Nanoflare 1000 ZThe Olympic champion from Spain succeeds with a Yonex Duora Z-Strike in her left hand. Lightweight and agile, perfect for her fast-paced game.
Ratchanok IntanonYonex Duora 10Enhances power and control, suitable for her attacking game.
Zhang BeiwenYonex Nanoflare 800Offers speed and precision, suitable for her quick and aggressive play. Yonex Astrox 99
Tang Chun ManYonex Duora 10
Tse Ying SuetYonex Astrox 77
Michelle LiThe beautiful Canadian badminton player chose the Yonex Z-Force 2.
Ivan SozonovYonex Duora 10
Vladimir IvanovYonex Duora Z-Strike
Angus NG Ka LongYonex Duora 8XP
Daren LiewYonex Z-Force 2

So Yonex is clearly dominating the field. Li-Ning also well-established and Victor in trouble. Plus a few exotic choices among the badminton rackets used by professional players. Given the broad selection apparantly a badminton racket does make a difference!

Also check out: Badminton Shuttlecock Guide

Please note: This list of Badminton rackets used by professional players is not complete. I will try to update it whenever I can. But sometimes it is tough to get that information, because the pros do change their rackets from time to time. And you can`t always tell from the live pictures on TV or video. So if you know something about a player that isn`t in here or if something needs to be corrected, feel free to leave a comment!

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  1. Hey.. I like your post, you put more than one racket of the athlete which is usefull for me. Btw. Ratchanok used to play with voltric 70 etune. Now she is the ambasador of nanoflare 700.

  2. Just want to clarify that Tang Chun Man & Tse Ying Suet are not from Taiwan but they are from Hong Kong

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