Gone are the days when talent and passion were the only things you needed to play sports. Of course, those two are still the most critical factors. But with technological advancements in every department, sports equipment play a crucial role in every sport nowadays. And badminton is no exception to that. Along with badminton shoes, racket plays a considerable role in any player’s performance on the court. And there are a few very best badminton rackets under 2000 available in the market for everyone from beginners to professionals.
But before we get to best rackets, let us check out what to check out for in a racket:
Weight of the racket is an essential factor. A lightweight racket, which helps you increase the speed of your smash, is recommended for beginners. A racket of 85-90gms makes it easy to control your shots and also reduces chances of a wrist injury.
For experienced players, a little heavier racket with greater balance point is the way to go. In these types of rackets, the head of the racket is usually a little heavier which allows the player to hit smashes with a lot more power.
Along with these two, string tension and the type of handgrip are two other factors that should be considered before buying a racket.
Two of the biggest brands in the Badminton world are, of course, Yonex and Li Ning. Yonex, the Japanese brand is especially famous amongst Badminton players at the highest level as the number of superstars prefer using their products.
Indian star shuttlers, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, K. Srikanth, and H.S. Prannoy all use Yonex rackets. Men’s World No. 5, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and No. 8 Anthony Ginting of Indonesia and Women’s No. 3 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan also prefer Yonex.
But Li Ning is not far behind in terms of star power with most of the Chinese shuttlers using their home brand. Men’s World No. 4 Chen Long is their biggest superstar. Along with those two brands, Victor and Wilson are also quite common in the Badminton world.
Now that we know what to look for in a racket precisely and which brands superstar shuttlers use, here are the 12 best badminton rackets under 2000:
Yonex ZR 100
A perfect racket for beginners without spending much money. Despite being economical, this racket weighs just 95gms and is made up of aluminium. The grip is 3.25 inches for wrist power.
Yonex GR 777
This isometric Yonex product larger sweet spot for deeper shots and covers more are for a player little slower than usual. The body is made of aluminium and is very light for its price.
Li-Ning’s product for beginners, made of aluminium and carbon steel body. It is a little heavier at 100gms, but with the extra small grip, it allows players with larger hands to use enough arm power.
Yonex Nanoray 18i
Made of graphite frame and body, this racket is made for intermediate players who are looking to sharpen their skills. The synthetic grip makes it a little easier to handle the racket.
Yonex Muscle Power 200
Another racket made for intermediate players, Yonex muscle power is exactly as the name suggests. The grip size is 3.25 inches, and at 80-85gms, the racket is exceptionally light for its weight.
Yonex Nanoray 6000I G4-U
This Yonex racket has an aluminium body, making it much lighter in comparison with other products at just 95gms. The shot-making becomes more comfortable due to lighter rackets, but a player needs to generate a lot of power in that case. But Yonex has more or less solved the power issues by giving the racket 3.25 inches grip, which makes it easier for the wrist to generate power.
Yonex Carbonex 7000 Ex G4-2U
Yet another aluminium body with 3.25 inches grip. But in case of this racket, Yonex has made it even more lightweight at 90gms. Professionals usually use the graphite shaft used in this racket. So for less than 2000, it is not a bad choice at all, even for beginners.
Yonex GR 303F
This Yonex product has the aluminium frame with shaft made of steel. With 3.25 inches of grip and weight between 90-95gms, this is an excellent racket for intermediate players.
Victor Artery Tech 8800
Made of graphite-resin frame and shaft, this Victor product has the grip of just 3 inches, giving more finger and wrist power. The racket is also much lightweight in comparison to others at just 85gms.
Thanks to their popularity in Tennis, Wilson is a little costlier than other brands when it comes to rackets. Therefore, this Wilson WRT product is purely for beginners, but you can bet on its quality, given the reputation of the brand.
Yet another quality racket for professionals, but thanks to its discounted price, one can get it for less than 2000 these days. The racket is exceptionally lightweight at just 87gms with carbon graphite body making it easier for the product to bear high tension.
Product of the similar series as above, this racket is slightly better due to its grip size of 3.75 inches. This size helps players with large-sized hands, which allow the player to utilise more arm power.