Badminton Rackets of Professional Players – 2022 Update

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 in 2022?

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

Lin Dan: During 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.

Chen Long: 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.

Zhang Nan: Li-Ning 3D Turbo Calibar 965 C3PO

Zheng Siwei: The undisputed no. 1 in Mixed Doubles uses Li Ning N7 iirc Badminton racket.

Huang Yaquiong: His female partner has the Li Ning Aeronaut 7000I.

Shi Yuqi: The Chinese crown prince switches between Li Ning N7 and N7 II.

Li Junhui: Li Ning Aeronaut 8000

Li Yuchen: Li Ning N99

Han Chengkai: Li Ning N55 II

Zhou Haodong: Li Ning N55 II

Huang Dongping: Li Ning Aeronaut 8000

He Jiting: Yonex Astrox 88S Pro

Tan Qiang: Yonex Arcsaber 11 Pro

Rackets of Players from Indonesia:

Rackets of professional badminton players from Indonesia

Kevin Sanjana Sukamuljo: The Badminton superstar from Indonesia swings the Yonex Astrox 88S racket.

Marcus Fernaldi Gideon: His congenial partner chose the corresponding Astrox 88D.

Hendra Setiawan: The 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.

Mohamad Ahsan: Li 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.

Tontowi Ahmad:

Liliyana Natsir:

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting: In 2018 Z-Force 2, now Yonex Astrox 88D.

Also read: Anthony Ginting Player Profile

Jonathan Christie:

Fajar Alfian: Victor HX 900

Muhammad Rian: Victor HX 800 Power

Praveen Jordan: Yonex Nanoray 900 and now Li Ning N90IV

Della Destiara Haris: Nanoray 900

Greysia Polii: Yonex Arcsaber 11

Leo Rolly Carnando: Li Ning 3D Calibar 600C

Daniel Marthin: Li Ning 3D Calibar 900C

Muhammad Shohibul Fikri: Li Ning 3D Calibar 900B

Bagas Maulana: Li Ning 3D Calibar 600C

Rackets of Players from Malaysia:

Rackets of professional badminton players from Malaysia

Lee Chong Wei: Supposably 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 Shem: Yonex Arcsaber 11

Tan Wee Kiong: Yonex Eclipsion Z

Goh Liu Ying: The sexiest female badminton player ever chose the Victor Jetspeed 12.

Chan Peng Soon: He was seen with Li Ning TC70 and N711, but rumour has it he switched to Victor Jetspeed 10.

Aaron Chia: Yonex Arcsaber 11 Pro

Soh Wooi Yik: Yonex Astrox 88D Pro

Rackets of Players from India:

Rackets of professional badminton players from India

PV Sindhu: Yonex Z-Force 2 for the best Indian badminton player.

Srikanth Kidambi: From Yonex Voltric Z-Force 2 to Astrox 99.

Saina Nehwal: Shifted from the Z-Strike to Astrox 77. Now another change to Astrox 99 apparantly.

Sameer Verma: Yonex Nanoray 750

B. Sai Praneeth: Yonex Voltric 80 E-Tune

H. S. Prannoy: Yonex Z-Force II

Ashwini Ponnappa Machimanda: Victor Jetspeed 10Q

Chirag Shetty: Yonex Voltric 80 E-Tune, but will switch to the Astrox 100zz soon.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy: Used 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

Lee Yong Dae: Ever since his comeback from retirement in 2018 the Korean superstar has been seen playing with the Yonex Astrox 88S.

Son Wan Ho: New heights with a new racket. The best Korean singles player changed his racket in 2018 and now very successfully plays a Yonex Voltric GlanZ.

Seo Seung Jae: The rising star of Korean badminton uses a Victor Jetspeed S11 in Mixed and Mens Doubles action.

Shin Baek Cheol: Switches his rackets a lot. But the Yonex Arcsaber 11 seems to be a recurring favourite.

Ko Sung Hyun: Victor Jetspeed 10Q

Kim Gi Jung: Yonex Arcsaber 11, now Astrox 88D

Kim Sa Rang: Yonex Duora Z-Strike.

Yoo Yeon Seong: The Korean smashing machine fires with the Yonex Nanoray 800.

Rackets of Players from Japan:

Rackets of professional badminton players from Japan

Arisa Higashino: At first the Yonex Nanoray 750 badminton racket, now the Yonex Voltric FB.

Yuta Watanabe: The superstar in the making uses the Yonex Duora Z-Strike badminton racket.

Hiroyuki Endo: Yonex Duora Z-Strike

Kenichi Hayakawa:

Kento Momota: Astrox 99 in 2018, now seen with Astrox 88D.

Kenta Nishimoto:

Takeshi Kamura: The Japanese top mens doubles pair has chosen the Yonex Astrox 88S for the front court player and…

Keigo Sonoda: Yonex Astrox 88D for the backcourt player as it is intended for this racket twins.

Yuki Fukushima: Sexy Yuki plays with an Astrox 88D.

Sayaka Hirota: Yonex Astrox 88S.

Nozomi Okuhara:

Akane Yamaguchi: Yonex Astrox 77

Ayaka Takahashi: Yonex Duora 7

Takuro Hoki: Yonex Astrox 100ZZ

Yugo Kobayashi: Yonex Duora Z-Strike

Rackets of Players from Taiwan:

Rackets of professional badminton players from Taiwan

Tai Tzu Ying: 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.

Chou Tien Chen: Yonex Duora Z-Strike

Tang Chun Man: Yonex Duora 10

Tse Ying Suet: Yonex Astrox 77

Rackets of Players from Denmark:

Rackets of professional badminton players from Denmark

Victor Axelsen: Yonex Duora Z-Strike, now Astrox 88S

Anders Antonsen: Forza Power 988 s AA

Matthias Boe: Yonex Arcsaber 11 for a long time, now Astrox 88S.

Jan O. Jorgensen: Yonex Voltric 80 E-Tune, sometimes Astrox 88S as well

Carsten Mogensen: Yonex Astrox 99

Kim Astrup: Li Ning Tectonic 7C

Anders Skarup Rasmussen: Li Ning 3D Calibar 900 Combat

Mathias Christiansen:

Christinna Pedersen: Yonex Duora 7

Kamilla Rytter Juhl: Yonex Duora 10

Hans-Kristian Vittinghuis: Special racket for a special player. The spectacular, permanent-diving Danish player uses a Victor Thruster Falcon(TK-F).

Mads Kolding: Yonex Arcsaber 11

Rackets of Players from Great Britain:

Rackets of professional badminton players from Great Britain

Chris Adcock: The male Adcock dominates the back-court with an Astrox 88D.

Gabby Adcock: Mrs. Adcock apparantly is a strong girl, using the relatively heavy yet powerful Z-Force 2.

Kirsty Gilmour: Victor TK-F

Rackets of Players from other Countries:

Rackets of professional badminton players from the rest of the world.

Michelle Li: The beautiful Canadian badminton player chose the Yonex Z-Force 2.

Carolina Marin: The Olympic champion from Spain succeeds with a Yonex Duora Z-Strike in her left hand.

Ratchanok Intanon:

Ivan Sozonov: Yonex Duora 10

Vladimir Ivanov: Yonex Duora Z-Strike

Angus NG Ka Long: Yonex Duora 8XP

Daren Liew: Yonex Z-Force 2

Zhang Beiwen: Yonex Astrox 99

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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