How to Choose the Best Badminton Equipment Wisely

Choosing the right badminton equipment is important.

Whether you’re a serious athlete or just playing for fun, good equipment helps you:

  • Maximise your performance
  • Prevent injuries

Selecting the right equipment may involve a lot of work.

There’re too many brands and too many choices in badminton shops today.

That’s why this page has all the information you need on choosing the right badminton equipments.


Badminton is an expensive game. Unlike soccer where you can start playing with one ball in an open field, a badminton racket itself will cost you a lot. However, I’ll guide you to choose the best priced and high quality rackets; and only mention the important equipments that will greatly assist you with higher performance and preventing injuries.

Suitable Equipment

Choosing suitable equipment to match your style of playing is the KEY TO MAXIMISING YOUR PERFORMANCE. If you choose your badminton racket based on what your favourite player is currently using, you’re making a big mistake!

Some equipment may be suitable for you and some may not. For example, a power racket helps world class players execute strong smashes. But if a beginner uses a power racket, he/she might not be able to perform well and could possibly inflict self injury because a power racket is heavier compared to a control racket.

Why is it important?

If you play badminton regularly and intensely, there’s a higher chance of injury if you don’t have suitable equipment for badminton. It’ll be worthwhile to invest in decent badminton equipment if you enjoy the game and want quicker improvement.

The following links will guide you in choosing the right equipments:

Badminton Racket
This is the most important piece of equipment in badminton. A badminton racket helps maximise your performance on court. What are the most important things to consider when choosing a racket?

Find out what you should consider and what you need to look out for, before buying your racket!

Badminton Shoe
A good pair of shoe will increase your SPEED. Badminton is a game of speed and you will want to be FAST in order to win your opponent. A good pair of shoe is also important in preventing injuries and blisters.

Badminton String
Choose the right badminton string to suit your style of play. Find out how to choose the right string thickness and string tension to maximise your performance.

Badminton Grip
Customise your badminton grip to feel comfortable when handling your racket. Different badminton grips affect the balance point of your racket.

Read more on the types of grip available in badminton shops; overgrip, replacement grip, and towel grip.

Badminton Shuttle
Also known as a badminton birdie. Did you know that the same shuttlecock flies differently when it is hit in different countries? This page offers you information on choosing the correct shuttlecocks for your badminton sessions.

Discover effective ways to increase the DURABILITY of your shuttlecocks.

Badminton Apparel
What should you wear during your badminton game? Don’t burn a hole in your pockets by buying expensive badminton apparel.

Find out what to consider when choosing your badminton apparel so that you’ll feel comfortable throughout your game.

Badminton Shorts
Shorts customised for the purpose of badminton is NOT necessary. However, they’re important because it enables you to move more efficiently. Find out what to consider when choosing the correct pair of shorts for your badminton sessions.

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