Rackets for Intermediate Players | Choosing the right badminton racket can be difficult and complicated. The most crucial part of choosing a badminton racket is making sure that you select one that corresponds to your skill level.
Selecting an option that is meant for beginners and amateurs will almost certainly leave you with a tactical disadvantage at the intermediate level.
Beginners will find these rackets perfect for their needs
On the other hand, rackets made for pros can be too hard to master for intermediate players. At least until they develop the necessary strength and technique to play at more advanced levels.
With so many brands out on the market, it can be tough to find one yourself that is right for you.
So, here’s a curated list of badminton rackets for intermediate players so that you can make a more informed decision.
Li-Ning G Force 9000
The G Force 9000 is a power racket from Li-Ning with the capacity to hold up to 35 lbs string tension, making it one of the ideal rackets for the intermediate players.
It has a flexible shaft, can be restrung easily, and is very lightweight, allowing well-placed smashes. The balance is head heavy and the shaft is made of carbon fiber.
Yonex Nanoray 70
Yonex Nanoray 70 is meant for intermediate players who are ready to make the transition to the advanced level. The is a Rudi Hartono signature series, making it worth the price.
The lightweight graphite material used to make this racket enhances flexibility and allows the player to be swifter on the court. Its design is head light and features an isometric head shape for a bigger sweet spot. This is one of the best rackets for intermediate players.
Yonex Nanoray Light 18i
Yonex advertises the Nanoray as the perfect choice for the intermediate player. Coming in white and pink colours, it weighs a measly 77g, allowing speedy hits and great control. Designed for players seeking the ability to control the game with sharp movement and extreme speed, it also does a decent job in doubles.
It is pre-strung, with just the right amount of tension and comes with a complimentary full cover.
The Senston N80, made with Micro Carbon Fiber for added strength and stability, comes in a wide array of colours, and is very light at only 80 grams.
It helps quicker players who can generate their own power by using racket head speed and is pre-strung at 22-23 lbs. At this price point, it’s a no-brainer for any intermediate player.
Li-Ning G-Force Superlite Max 9
Superlite Max 9 from the G-Force series is a great racquet for those of you looking to up your game. Though it weighs only 80 grams, the High Tensile Slim Shaft from Li-Ning ensures accurate power transmission enabling you to hit powerful smashes.
The frame is made of carbon fiber and the racquet comes prestrung along with a bag.
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