EXPERT'S BUYING GUIDE ON HOW TO CHOOSE A BADMINTON RACKET

Here is the expert's advice on how to choose the right badminton racket based on your style of play and level (beginners, intermediate and professional).

It is one of the significant parts of your game to choose a badminton racket. Whether you are purchasing a fresh racket or modifying the one you already have, you should be aware of the important factors involved to choose a perfect badminton racket for yourself. 

 

If you were looking to purchase a badminton racket, for sure you would have discovered plenty to options to choose from. This may initially be a challenging task especially for beginners. We know that its crucial for you to understand what makes your badminton racket different and perhaps better than the others. It is very important that you select a racket that matches your strengths and capabilities and not the one your favorite player uses.

 

You need to choose the right racket so that it becomes your weapon of success in the badminton court. So here's your ultimate guide on "How to choose a Badminton Racket".

We are sure that at the end of this article, you'll be able to make the correct decision for a best badminton racket for yourself!

1. CHOOSING YOUR BADMINTON RACKET ACCORDING TO YOUR PLAYING FREQUENCY

If you are a beginner your racket choice will be completely different to that of a seasoned player as you will expect different properties from your rackets. Find out which racket is best suited to your playing frequency.

Badminton Racket for occasional players
OCCASIONAL PLAYER

You will need a racket with an isometric head, which will have a larger surface area and will be more forgiving. It will be more forgiving when your strokes are slightly off centre and will make your first games easier.

Badminton Racket for regular players
REGULAR PLAYERS

You will need a racket which has power. A racket with a balance point at the head will do this. It will make delivery easier.

Badminton Racket for intensive players
INTENSIVE PLAYERS

The main priority for intensive players is the control of the racket. A racket with a balance point at the handle will meet the expectations of your game giving you excellent reactivity.

2. THREE TYPES OF RACKET COMPOSITION

Rackets are made from three types of material, and each of them offer offer a different feeling. Let's take a look at these different racket types.

Steel Badminton Rackets
STEEL RACKETS

Steel rackets offer good value for money and are very strong. They are heavy and not very comfortable to use.

Aluminium Badminton Rackets
ALUMINIUM RACKETS

Aluminium rackets are also very strong. They are lighter than steel rackets but heavier than graphite ones. They are less flexible than graphite rackets.

Graphite Badminton Rackets
GRAPHITE RACKETS

Graphite rackets are flexible, comfortable and easy to handle. They are also light but they are more expensive.

Racket Balance Point

3. RACKET BALANCE POINT

The balance point of the racket can be in three different places:

 

- Having the balance point at the head will give you power and send the shuttlecock a decent length whilst giving you less control.

- Having a neutral balance point is a good compromise for players who haven't yet learnt their strengths and weaknesses as it is the perfect balance between power and control.

- Having the balance point at the handle gives you control and speeds up reaction time, but will not give you any extra power.

4. RACKET MAINTENANCE - THE DO'S AND DON'TS

In many ways, racket sports like Badminton, Tennis, Squash etc share a huge popularity among people of different age groups and types of ability all over the world. But nobody likes a racket that doesn't last too long. Here are a few tips to keep your products in the right conditions to enjoy its benefits for a longer time. 

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