Youg people all throughout Asia and some of Europe love to play badminton. It’s a lot of fun, period, to have a fast-paced interaction. Yet, forethought and readiness are prerequisites. All the action revolves around the badminton racket.
What Are the Parts of a Racquet
The badminton racket, or racquet as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) prefers to call it, is a lightweight, easy-to-maneuver piece of equipment.
Professional badminton players must use rackets of a certain stipulated length and breadth, despite the fact that badminton rackets come in a wide variety of lengths and sizes for usage by youngsters, adults, and recreational players.
Hence, let’s check out the BWF’s requirements. The stringing, the head, the throat, the shaft, and the handle are the five main components of a badminton racket. A frame is a whole racket.
The maximum length for the frame is 680mm, and the maximum width is 230mm.
Space with Strings
The netting section of a badminton racket where the shuttlecock will be struck is called the “stringed area,” and the name pretty well says it all. According to BWF regulations, the strung area must be flat, and the cross strings must be alternately interwoven at each intersection.
It is recommended that the string pattern be consistent and not thick everywhere, as more string means less string strain. String shouldn’t be wider than 220mm and no more than 280mm in total length.
The head of the badminton racket is the perimeter of the strung area. Currently, the most common form for the head is an oval, which is utilised by professionals who like a bit more oomph when they hit the ball.
The ‘isometric head,’ on the other hand, refers to a racket that is wider at the top.
The larger “sweet spot” (the portion of the racket that makes the best contact with the shuttle) gives players additional opportunities to make solid contact with the ball. This, however, is more common among badminton beginners than among the game’s professionals.
The racket’s frame serves as a solid foundation for the head and a connection point between the shaft and the head. Some badminton rackets don’t use this, instead joining the head and shaft together.
Rackets without a throat allow for more strung surface. However, the expanded limit can be as wide as 35 mm, and it should be checked that the total strung area is not longer than 330 mm.
As for the Shaft
The shaft of a badminton racket connects the handle to the head, also known as the throat. The length and diameter of the shaft are not specified.
The handle, the component of the racket that the player actually holds, is crucial. A professional player’s performance on any given day might be determined by how easy or difficult they find it to grasp the racket’s handle.
Each player can adjust the length and width of the handle to their liking.
Apart from these, the BWF laws state that the racket should not have any attached objects and protrusions other than to prevent wear and tear of the racket, for example by applying short tape to the stringed area, to distribute weight, or to secure the handle by a cord to the player’s hand, provided that such measures are reasonably sized and placed.
The badminton racket must have a consistent, elongated shape and may not have any attachments that alter its dimensions.