The complete list of the best badminton brands

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There are a lot of fake or low-quality products out there, and that’s why I created this extensive ranking list of the best badminton brands.

This list will be updated depending on the performance of the brands ( quality of products, value, prices), don’t forget to share this article and bookmark this website to stay updated.


Yonex

Yonex logo

In any discussion about the list of best badminton racket brand in the world, the word Yonex will come up, this is by far the most famous Badminton equipment manufacturer in the world.

Created by Yoneyama Minoru. the Japanese brand is famous for continuously innovating and improving Badminton equipment.

The fist Yonex racket was made in 1957, and the first branded one was introduced in 1961

Yonex products:

  • badminton rackets
  • tennis balls
  • shuttlecocks (birdies)
  • clubs
  • shoes
  • apparel
  • accessories

Supported teams:

  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • Tokyo Musashino

Li-Ning

Li-Ning logo

Founded by Li-Ning, a retired athlete, the company spread over many countries around the world.

One of the best badminton brands. This Chinese company is famous for creating good quality sporting goods and supporting many players and teams.

The fist Yonex racket was made in 1957, and the first branded one was introduced in 1961

Which is the best Li Ning racket?

In terms of performance, Li Ning Woods N80 is known to be one of the best Li-Ning rackets, it has a great design too, which gives it the perfect balance of power and beauty.

The best-selling Li Ning products are: 

  • Li Ning Woods N80
  • HC 100A
  • Li-Ning UC 3500

Categories of Li-Ning products:

  • Athletic shoes
  • Apparel
  • Sports equipment
  • Accessories

Supported teams:

  • Sudan track and field team
  • Argentina national basketball team

Victor

Victor badminton company logo

Victor was founded by Chen Den Li.

It is famous for creating a fast-selling line of badminton shuttlecocks, and after being very successful in Taiwan, this badminton brand expanded it’s business to Europe.

Victor support many badminton players like:

  • Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Greysia Polii
  • Lee Yang
  • Lee Jhe-huei
  • Marvin Emil Seidel
  • Tai Tzu-Ying
  • Wang Tzu-Wei
  • Kirsty Gilmour

Victor is also famous for creating some great badminton ads like this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMi9ELbvq0g

Victor products:

  • Badminton shuttlecocks
  • shoes
  • apparel
  • equipment
  • accessories

Supported teams:

  • Denmark national badminton team
  • Malaysia national badminton team

Carlton Sports

Carlton brand logo

Carlton is considered one of the best badminton brands out there, they make a wide range of badminton rackets and shuttlecocks.

Carlton uses scientific methods to create the best and most durable badminton rackets.

They produce a wide range of badminton products with varying prices and for different player levels.

Carlton products:

  • badminton rackets
  • badminton shuttlecocks

Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson badminton brand logo

Mostly known for their tennis products, Wilson also creates many badminton products, like rackets and shuttlecocks and grips and much much more.

Since 1913, This American company focused on improving the performance of the players, by creating some awesome products like the Zone X60 (novice players) and the strike (for experienced players).


FZ-Forza

FZ Forza logo

The first Danish name in our list of the best badminton brands, FZ Forza was created to be the leading badminton manufacturer and to compete with the Asian brands like Yonex.

FZ FORZA builds good quality equipment at low prices, but it keeps an eye on the styling of the design of its products.

FZ-FORZA Official website

If you don’t like the products of the previously mentioned Asian brands, FZ Forza is a great alternative.



Ashaway

ashaway badminton brand

Ashaway was founded by Captain Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing line. He devised and perfected several line-making machines

Is Ashaway a good badminton brand?

Absolutely yes, Ashaway is known for its quality and well-made products.

Ashaway history is spent over six generations, in 1939 the company used to produce fishing line ( the first commercial nylon product in the world ), and in 1949 Ashaway began making racket strings in its Rhode Island plants.

In 1977, Ashaway introduced the first Kevlar tennis string to the market.

In 2009 Ashaway introduces new ZyMax® badminton strings manufactured with Ashaway’s revolutionary ZyWeave TM core technology. ZyMax 62 is the thinnest badminton string ever produced.

ashawayusa website

Yehlex

Yehlex logo

This Taiwanese brand was founded by the Yeh family from Kaoshiung, Taiwan. It manufactures the essential sporting equipment for badminton, tennis, and squash.

Yehlex produces over 24 types of badminton rackets, like the YX-3000x, this racket is famous for its performance and speed.

Yehlex also produces YX7000 Hyper Slim Shaft, which puts a great emphasis on accuracy and control.

Categories of badminton products currently produced by Yehlex:

  • Badminton shoes
    • Badminton rackets
  • Apparel
  • Badminton Bags
  • Shuttlecocks
  • Accessories including:
    • Grips
    • Racket strings

Karakul

Karakal badminton brand logo
  • Foundation year: 1978
  • Headquarters: Belgium

Another European brand is also included in this list of the best badminton brands, Karakal was founded by Roger Vercambre in 1978.

Karakal is known for its innovative designs like the awesome racket the B65f and M70ff.

they also produce other general badminton equipments like shuttlecocks and bags etc.


Babolat

Babolat badminton brand

Babolat produces a wide range of strings and rackets for both Tennis and badminton.

This brand started as a strings maker but then they started to make Tennis and badminton rackets.

Babolat sponsorships:

Babolat is famous for a large number of players in its sponsorship program, the most notable name is the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.

The French brand also supports:

  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Johanna Konta
  • Nadia Petrova
  • Dinara Safina
  • Kim Clijsters
  • Sybille Bammer
  • Francesca Schiavone
  • Sara Errani
  • Rennae Stubbs
  • Dominika Cibulková
  • Katarina Srebotnik
  • Li Na
  • Julia Görges
  • Vera Dushevina
  • Émilie Loit
  • Japan Taro Daniel
  • Japan Yūichi Sugita
  • Chile Nicolas Massu
    India Yuki Bhambri
    Canada Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Bruno Echagaray
  • Santiago González
  • Victor Crivoi
  • Marius Copil
  • Răzvan Sabău
  • George Bastl
  • Daniel Thornton
  • Uruguay Marcel Felder
  • Sam Warburg
  • Justin Gimelstob
  • Trevor Wright
  • Jason Brown
  • Thomas Sodermans
  • Brian Baker
  • Thomas Constantine
  • States Alex Bogomolov
  • Russell Shaw
  • Steve Avery
  • Ryan Harrison

Protech

protech badminton brand logo

Protech is a relatively new company (in comparison to the previously mentioned), it distributes its products in more than 20 countries and it’s planning to expand its business even more.

The shuttlecocks produced by Protech are known globally for their quality of built, Protech product also the rest of what a badminton player needs from rackets and grips to T-shirts and supplements.

Conclusion:

This list of the best badminton brands will be updated constantly, we will follow each of these brand’s performance of the value they give to the badminton world.

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