What type of badminton racket do you need?
When looking for a badminton racket, keep in mind the racket's balance and flex. The balance will determine where most the weight is located. This will be either in the head, evenly dispersed across the entire racket, or in the handle. To increase the power of your smashes and clears, a head-heavy badminton racket is ideal. For doubles matches, a head-light racket is perfect, as it gives you extra swing and agility so you can defend shots too. Or, for enough power as well as ample manoeuvrability and control, consider an even balance badminton racket – perfect if you’re a beginner.
The flex of your racket will be either stiff or flexible. Stiff rackets are great for power and control, while flexible rackets are perfect for getting them to bend and unbend to meet the shuttle.