In 2022, Yonex redefined their product range by creating 4 main models to cater to different playing levels: Play, Game, Tour and Pro rackets. The Yonex Play badminton rackets are designed for developing players who are just starting out in the game and are wanting a user-friendly racket.
The PLAY rackets are priced around £40-£60 and come packed with the latest technology. Since the frames are tailored for new players, Yonex has incorporated the ISOMETRIC technology which increases the sweet spot of the racket frame by 7%. This allows new players to generate enough power even with mis-timed shots. Additionally, the top of the frame comes attached with the Power Assist Bumper which enhances your power transfer when the frame comes into contact with the shuttlecock.
If you are a new player and are wanting a good budget friendly frame that will provide a solid playing experience, then the Yonex Play models are is an excellent choice. The graphite frames are able to handle up to 28lbs tension allowing you to experiment with different strings and tensions to enhance your game.
If you are transitioning into an intermediate player or are wanting a better frame then take a look at the Yonex Game and Tour models which come packed with even more Yonex technology.