Best Selling Badminton Shoe in Year 2014

Like 2013, we are ready with the list of top selling badminton shoes for Year 2014. In this year, shoes from different brands like Yonex, Li Ning, Gravity, Thrax, Pro Ace and NIVIA were on top of list. Best Seller for 2014 will guide users to identity the best shoes while user need to also check the proper buying option with the help of buying guide .

List of Top Selling Badminton shoes and Footwear in 2014:



LI Ning Champion is a best option for intermediate or advance badminton player. It is a light weight shoes (1 shoe weight is around 350gms). This shoe is suitable for Men and Women’s Badminton players. Shoe sole is made combination of Rubber Out sole, Phylon Mid sole and TPU. With rubber out sole, it will give you perfect traction force and grip to badminton court. Its Phylon Mid sole is designed to give you best is class cushioning effort. It is available in two color schemes.

  1. Red Color
  2. Yellow Color

With bases color and matching color lining, LI Ning Champion gives all together a different look to Li Ning shoe.



Next best selling model in the list is from YONEX and it is YONEX Excerol 301. This shoe is designed for intermediate badminton players. The Unique selling point of this shoe is attractive look and perfect grip. This shoe is equipped with lightweight design by Yonex and advance features like Ergoshpe, Power Cushion, Hexa Grip, Non Marking Sole and many more. With advance features and innovative technologies, YONEX Excerol 301 is good option in economical price range. It comes in 4 color schemes:

  1. Blue Base – Red and Green Linings
  2. Red Base – Black and Green Linings
  3. White Base – Black and Blue Linings
  4. White Base – Black and Red Linings

With these color combination and dynamic shoe design, Excerol 301 gives unique look.

YONEX Excel FIM Shoe:


YONEX Excel FIM is next best selling model from YONEX. It is launched in late 2014 but quickly captured the market. It is designed for Beginners or intermediate players those just started the badminton game. It is very economical in nature but equipped with features like ergoshpe, basic power cushion and Hexagrip. YONEX kept its design simple and light weight which is required for entry level badminton players.

Yonex Excel FIM shoe comes in 3 Color scheme:

  1. White base and Red Linings
  2. Gray base and pink Linings
  3. Black base and Red Linings

NIVIA Appeal Court Shoe:


Next model in the list from NIVIA, NIVIA is an Indian sports equipment and Footwear manufacturing company known for its quality & economical price range products. NIVIA Appeal court is an economical price range shoe designed for entry level badminton players.

Its nonmarking rubber role and hexa meshing will provide you optimum level of traction force needed for perfect game play. Its base color is white and lining of  red and black color give unique look to this shoe. With Rubber Nonmarking shoe sole, badminton player will get better grip and comfort.

Pro ACE Court Shoe:


Pro Ace court shoe is last in our top selling list. Khelmart introduces this shoe in mid of 2014 and it becomes top selling model in just 5 month. Pro Ace is equipped with non marking sole with super cushion placed in center of sole. With super cushion, Pro ace gives comfortable feel to badminton player. During badminton play we need to often moves very fast and shape. For making Sharpe movements, badminton shoe plays a key role. With super cushion place in mid sole, pro ace gives extra cushioning effect which helps in making shape court movements.

Pro Ace court shoe comes in 4 color scheme:

  1. White base and Red Linings
  2. White Base and Blue Linings
  3. Blue Base
  4. Yellow Base

Useful Links on Badminton Shoes and Footwear:

Best Sellers in Year 2013 ,  Comparison between Yonex Excerol 301 and Pro Ase Badminton ,  Comparison between Yonex SHB01Ltd and Li-Ning Lin Dan Limited Edition Hero ,  PRO ASE Court Badminton Shoe , Nivia Badminton Court Shoes

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Selection of Table Tennis Blade

It is important to choose the right table tennis blades for your playing style. Your style of play will help to determine which blade that feels good in your hand and you can be confident that it will be right for you. Every player plays differently and has different ability on either section. There are several things to be considered when choosing your table tennis blade:

1)      Weight of the blade

2)      Stiffness of the blade

3)      Thickness of the blade

4)      Speed of the blade

5)      Balance of the blade

6)      No of layers/ply

7)      Combination with Rubber

8)      Handle Type of the blade

9)      Price

10)   Conclusion

Table Tennis Blade Selection

Table Tennis Blade Selection

1)      Weight of the blade:

It can be divided into two parts:

A)     Lighter

B)      Heavier

Weight of the Table Tennis Blade

A)      Lighter table tennis blades will give you more swing and slower spin and speed. It is suitable for all-round or defensive playing styles.

B)      Heavier table tennis blades will generate more power and gives maximum ball speed. In physics terms, momentum is equal to mass multiplied by velocity, So you should look for heavier blade that produce a swing comfortably and higher speed to spin ratio for topspin attacking shots. It tends to be faster and suitable for offensive attacking players.

2)      Stiffness: It is important to consider the stiffness of the blades. The stiffness of the blade refers the amount of elasticity or flex the blade has.

Stiffness of the Table Tennis Blade

  • A stiffer table tennis blade will usually be faster and provides you more speed and quick balance reaction.
  •  A flex table tennis blades are provides you more control.

3)      Thickness of the Blade:  Thickness is generally defined into three parts-

a)      Thinner   b) Thicker     c) Thickest

Thickness of the Table Tennis Blade

  • Thinner blades are less than 6mm and suitable for looping.
  • Thicker blades are 6 – 7mm and used for driving.
  • Thickest blades are 7mm or more and used for blocking.

Thickest blades being used for blocking is that any attempt to block the hard loops initiate at the higher levels of play requires the face of the blade to be as closed as possible.

4)      Speed of the Blade:

It is important to choose the right speed of your blade to suit your playing style.

It can be classified into two parts:

a)      Faster Blades

b)      Slower Blades

Speed of the Table Tennis Blade

The faster blades provide you more speed and control on ball. It is suitable for aggressive players.

The slower blades provide you amount of time of the ball is in contact with the rubber and giving the more spin on the ball. Players who use more spin also tend to prefer slower blades. It is suitable for more defensive players.

5)      Balance of the Blade:

The balance of a blade mention to the center of gravity of your table tennis blade is closer to the handle or top of the racket head. It can be classified into two parts:

a)      Head Light   b) Head Heavy

Balance of the Table Tennis Blade

Head heavy blades produce the more power on shots. It is suitable for topspin or counter attack players.

Head light blades produce the quickest racket acceleration.

6)      No of layers/ply of the Blade:  

The two things are important of the layers of your table tennis blade.

a)    First thing is the number of layers

b)    Second is what type of materials is used for the layers of blade.

Layers of the Table Tennis Blade

  • The number of wood layers of a blade generally ranges from 1 to 7.
  • 5 ply blades are the most common in the all-round range.
  •  5 plies of blade are used for looping while 7 plies of blade are used for blocking and driving.
  • At least 85% of the blade thickness must be natural wood. The other 15% of the blade can comprise layers made of such materials such as carbon fiber, glass fiber, titanium or aralyte.
  • Carbon fiber is used to make the blade harder and faster, as well as facilitate the blade to have a better sweet spot.

7)      Combination with Rubber: The selection of table tennis rubber is important to match your blade and suits the play of your style. There are 3 main differences you need to be aware of-

a) Thickness of the sponge   b) Pimples Out       c) Pimples In

Rubber of Table Tennis Blade

Table tennis rubber is available in different thickness of the sponge. A 2.0mm or 2.5 mm sponge will be more suitable for an attacking and offensive style of play, while a 1.0mm or 1.5mm sponge will suit more defensive players.

Pimples- out Rubber have facing outwards the playing area which means that the smooth side of the rubber is attached to the sponge.

Pimples -In rubber type, players get more effective hitting area so table tennis balls observed more area of contact. It is generally designed for advanced players who want to play a particular type of play. The good combination of rubber gives you good control and can help to develop your strokes.

8)      Handle Type of the Blade: The choice of handle type is a personal decision. The size and shape of the handle that feels best in your hand is what you should use.  There are three main types of handle:

a)      Flared   b) Straight   c) Anatomic

Handle of Table Tennis Blade

Flared handle is also called concave handle are the most popular. They allow a loose grip with less risk of the blade slipping out of the hand during play than the straight handle.

Straight handle are the second most popular type of grip with layers of all styles and more admired with defensive type players.

9)      Price:  You are looking for a table tennis blade that suits the way you play and the cost you are willing to pay for. Expensive blade is not surely better but the cheaper blade may have just the right selection of characteristics that suit you best. If price is important factor to you select a blade before looking at prices.

10)  Conclusion:  We hope this selection guide will help to choose the right table tennis blade for your style of play and feels comfortable in your hand. It will provide you a large sweet spot and more stability of the blade. The slower blade is better for control factor and faster blade is good for offensive shots. Now you will decide which table tennis blade is suitable for you.


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Tennis Rackets Selection Guide

In this post we shall Explain the selection of Tennis Rackets based on following Characteristics:

1- Head Size

2- Length

3- Balance

4- Weight

Head Size: The head size of a tennis rackets are the area of the racket head where the strings create the face of the rackets calculated in square inches. Head size is a determining factor in frame power and hitting surface area. A larger head offers a large hitting area and sweet spot, providing more forgiveness on off center hits. On the other hand, a smaller tennis rackets head size will provide players less surface area and lower margin for error when hitting, while large racket demand to beginning and intermediate players seeking more power and a large sweet spot.


Length: The length of a tennis rackets are vary from racket to racket. The traditional length of racket is about 27-29 inches. Standard racket are 27 inches long. A longer racquet will provide players more leverage or the ability to achieve greater force when striking a tennis ball, which helps increase the power of the tennis rackets. Longer racquets are lighter than their standard length counterparts to keep them maneuverable.


Balance: The balance is measure of where the center of mass is located along the length of a frame and usually ranges from 290mm to 360mm. Balance is most often expressed as points head heavy or head light.  Head heavy tennis rackets will provide players with more power and stability and head light can also help improve stability on contact with the ball. The Balanced rackets try to strike a satisfied medium with enough weight in the head to provide power, increase stability in the grip and maneuverability in the head.


Weight: It is important that you feel comfortable with your racket, which means that selecting the correct weight of racket is important. Most racket are made from graphite as its light weight aluminum or titanium, as these provide good power , better feel for the ball when striking it.  Handle heavy tennis rackets are easier on the arm and offer greater control, more power and spin and head light is designed for players who provide their own power.

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