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How beginners should select a badminton racket

Picking the right badminton racket is like choosing the perfect dance partner – it should match your moves and make you feel unstoppable on the court. But with so many rackets out there, how do you find "the one"? Don't get confused! Let's explore the fun and easy steps to find your badminton soulmate.

  1. Know Your Style:

Just like picking an outfit, knowing your playing style is key. Do you prefer hitting the shuttlecock really hard, or do you enjoy using tricky moves and fancy shots? Figuring out your style helps you find out which gear will work best for you.

  1. Get Familiar with Racket language:

Racket talk can sound like a different language, but fear not! Terms like weight, balance, grip sizes ranging from G4 to G6  and flex are just fancy ways of describing how the racket feels and moves. Once you know the language, you're halfway there!

  1. Weight Watchers:

Think about weight like picking up groceries – some rackets feel light as a feather, while others are hefty like a sack of potatoes. Lighter rackets are great for quick moves and tricky shots, while heavier ones pack a punch in your shots.

  1. Find Your Balance:

No, we're not talking about yoga poses! Balance in badminton rackets refers to where the weight is centred. Rackets can be head-heavy for power hitters or head-light for quick players. Choose what feels right for your game.

  1. Flex Appeal:

Flexibility in a racket is like the bendiness of a gymnast – some are stiff like a board, while others bend like a noodle. Stiffer rackets give you more power, while flexible ones offer more control. Pick your flex and feel the difference!

  1. Grip it Good:

The grip of your racket is like shaking hands with a friend – it should feel just right. Make sure to pick a grip size that fits your hand comfortably. And don't forget to choose between a smooth synthetic grip or a fuzzy towel grip for extra sweat absorption.

  1. Test Drive:

Time for some racket speed test! Head to your local sports store and try out different rackets. Swing them around, see how they feel in your hand, and imagine yourself dominating the court. The one that feels like magic in your grip is the winner!

  1. Budget Friendly Options:

Like all good things in life, finding the perfect racket doesn't have to cost money. Set a budget and explore options that fit your price range. Remember, it's not about the price tag – it's about finding the racket that makes you feel unstoppable.


Choosing a badminton racket shouldn't feel like rocket science. By knowing your style, understanding racket basics, and trying out different options, you'll find the perfect racket that feels like an extension of yourself on the court. So go ahead, pick your partner in crime, and get ready to smash!

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