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!
Rackets of 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
Rackets of 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.
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.
Anthony Stewart Ginting: In 2018 Z-Force 2, now Yonex Astrox 88D.
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
Rackets of 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.
Rackets of 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
Rackets of 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:
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
Kento Momota: Astrox 99 in 2018, now seen with Astrox 88D.
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.
Akane Yamaguchi: Yonex Astrox 77
Ayaka Takahashi: Yonex Duora 7
Rackets of 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:
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
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:
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:
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.
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!