Top badminton players and their chosen rackets – 2016

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Top badminton players and their chosen rackets

by Daniel A. Jones

It’s been a very interesting year in professional badminton with veterans and youngsters both having amazing campaigns. I have been impressed by so many performances of the top ranked singles players and doubles teams. Badminton World Federation has done an outstanding job of promoting the best sport on Earth – a healthy activity for your lifetime. I will write about the various tournaments and individual accomplishments throughout the 2017 season.

For now I want to introduce just a few of the top players for 2017, and I will list some of the current badminton rackets used by many of these players. These are rackets I have found that they have used in the 2016 season from either the racket maker or BWF as the main sources. Of course, many of the pros will change models for 2017.

Up and coming men’s and women’s players in doubles and singles –
CHEN Qingchen
Jhe-huei LEE
Yang LEE
Beiwen ZHANG

Top singles players –
TAI Tzu Ying
LEE Chong Wei
CHEN Long
Ratchanok INTANON
Jan O. Jorgensen

Top doubles players –
ZHANG Nan
CHEN Qingchen
Wee Kiong TAN
Misaki MATSUTOMO
Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO
Keigo SONODA
KO Sung Hyun

Rackets used by selected professional badminton players –

Jan O. JORGENSEN
Yonex Voltric 80 E-tune

LEE Chong Wei
Yonex Duora 10

Markus Fernaldi GIDEON
Victor MX90

Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO
Victor Jetspeed S 10

Wee Kiong TAN
Victor Jetspeed S 10

TAI Tzu Ying
Victor TI99, formerly Hypermano X 800

Carolina MARIN
Yonex Nanoray Z-Speed

NG Ka Long Angus
Victor TK8000

Akane YAMAGUCHI
Yonex Voltric 70 E-tune

Liliyana NATSIR
Victor JS 8 S Natsir L

Tontowi AHMAD
Victor JS S8 PS

SUNG Ji Hyun
Victor JS-8 ST and Victor Brave Sword 12 (per BWF profile)

SON Wan Ho
Victor Hypermano X 800

YOO Yeon Seong
Victor Brave Sword 12

Christinna PEDERSEN
Yonex Nanoray 800

Saina NEHWAL
Yonex Nanoray 900

Marc ZWIEBLER
Yonex Voltric 70 E-tune
Yonex Arcsaber 11

Mathias BOE
Yonex Duora 10

Carsten MOGENSEN
Yonex Duora 10

Mohammad AHSAN
Yonex Nanoray 900

Victor AXELSEN
Yonex Arcsaber 11

CHOU Tien Chen
Yonex Duora 10

Tommy SUGIARTO
Yonex Voltric 80 E-tune

KIDAMBI Srikanth
Yonex Voltric Z –Force II

Ratchanok INTANON
Yonex Voltric 70 E-tune

PUSARLA V. Sindhu
Yonex Voltric Z –Force II

Greysia POLII
Yonex Nanoray 900

Nitya Krishinda MAHESWARI
Yonex Nanoray GianZ

Chris ADCOCK
Yonex Voltric Z –Force II

Gabrielle ADCOCK
Yonex Voltric Z –Force II

Peter GADE
Yonex Voltric 80 E-tune

Tanongsak SAENSOMBOONSUK
Yonex Voltric 80 E-tune

Hans-Kristian VITTINGHUS
Carlton Kinesis X900 LTD

Rajiv OUSEPH
Yonex Nanoray 9000 – maybe 900 actually

WONG Wing Ki Vincent
Yonex Voltric 70 E-tune

Iskandar ZULKARNAIN
Victor Jetspeed 10

Porntip BURANAPRASERTSUK
Li-ning n90II

Kirsty GILMOUR
Yonex Voltric I-Force

Line KJAERSFELDT
FZ Forza Kevlar CNT-Power 10000s

Karin SCHNAASE
Yonex Nanoray 800

Misaki MATSUTOMO
Wilson CX 9000 J (FIERCE)

JUNG Kyung Eun
Victor Zet Speed S 10

Selena PIEK
Babolat Satellite Power

Gabriela STOEVA
Babolat Essential (blue)

Heather OLVER
Babolat Satellite Power Metrix Flex 6.5

Kim ASTRUP
Yonex Arcsaber 11

Marcus ELLIS
Yonex Voltric Z Force II

Chris LANGRIDGE
Carlton Vapour Trail Tour DSiL

Michael FUCHS
Yonex Voltric 80 E-tune

KO Sung Hyun
Victor Brave Sword 12

Natalia Koch ROHDE
Victor Wave Power 6600

Liu Ying GOH
Victor HX800

CHAU Hoi Wah
Victor Jetspeed 10

Bodin ISARA
Yonex Voltric Z Force

PEI Jing Lai
Victor Jetspeed 10

LEE Chun Hei Reginald
Victor TK 900

KIM Ha Na
Victor Hypermano X 800

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