Pro Badminton Rackets

In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of pro badminton rackets, which are designed for high-level players playing on the BWF Tour, who require the very best in terms of control, power, and precision.

In this article, I will look at what rackets professional badminton players like Viktor Axelsen, Akane Yamaguchi, and Lee Zii Jia are using on tour in 2023.

Pro Badminton Rackets

Most Popular Badminton Rackets in 2023

As you would expect, Yonex is the market leader in terms of the number of professional players using their rackets, with other brands like Victor and Li Nang also being popular.


Astrox 100ZZ

The Yonex ASTROX 100ZZ is one of the most popular rackets on tour, with several top players endorsing the racket including Akane Yamaguchi, Chen Qing Chen, Lakshya Sen, Shi Yu Qi, Takuro Hoki, and Viktor Axelsen.

Astrox 77 Pro

Another popular racket from Yonex’s Astrox series is the Astrox 77P, which is endorsed by AN Se Young, Chen Yu Fei, Huang Dong Ping, and Huang Ya Qiong.

Astrox 88 D Pro

The 88 D Pro is a head heavy and stiff, that is used by Kim So Yeong, Kong Hee Yong, Kunlavut Vitidsarn, Lucas Mazur, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, and Soh Wooi Yik.


The 99 is best known for being the racket of choice for Kento Momota.

Duora Z Strike

Duora Z Strike is aimed at attacking players who like lots of power and speed from their frame.

Professional badminton players currently endorsing the Duora Z Strike include Chirag Shetty, Chou Tien Chen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Yugo Kobayashi.


Another popular racket on tour is the Nanoflare 700, which is used by Arisa Higashino, Carolina Marin, Nami Matsuyama, Ratchanok Intanon, and Wang Chi Lin.


Lee Zii Jia plays with a Victor Thruster TK Ryuga while Tai Tzu Ying plays with a Victor Thruster F Claw.


JPX Reserve Edition

The Mizuno JPX Reserve Edition is the racket of choice for Prannoy H. S.

Li Ning

Axforce 90 Long Max

The Axforce 90 Long Max is used by the winner of the 2021 BWF World Championships Loh Kean Yew.

Bladex 700

The Li Ning Bladex 700 is used by the up-and-coming Indonesian badminton player Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.


The N7 is endorsed by the winner of the 2022 Hylo Open women’s singles event Han Yue.

Other Li Ning Rackets

Other Li Ning badminton rackets used by professional players include the Axforce Tiger Max (Jonatan Christie), Aeronaut 9000 (Anthony Sinisuka Ginting), and the Flame N36 (He Bing Jiao).


What racket does Viktor Axelsen use?

Viktor Axelsen’s current racket is Yonex’s Astrox 100 ZZ.

What racket does Kento Momota use?

Since 2021, Kento Momota’s badminton racket is Yonex’s Astrox 99 Pro.