WARNING: Counterfeits

Illegal imitations of YONEX badminton equipment can be found everywhere!

There are many imitations of YONEX equipment found on internet auction sites. Many of them are crude copies that break easily injuring you or causing damage to your surroundings.

Please be careful when you buy products from unofficial stores and sites. Counterfeit racquets are not covered by our product warranty. We are constantly trying to reduce the availability of YONEX counterfeit products however products still appear on the internet so please take extra care.

Below are some of the differences between genuine and counterfeit racquets...

Some of the differences to look out for between Genuine and Counterfeit products

No.1 - It’s hard to peel off the hologram sticker

It’s difficult to remove the hologram sticker on genuine racquets due to the special glue used. With counterfeit racquets the hologram sticker is easy to peel off with your nail.


Genuine yonex racquet


Counterfeit (sticker can be easily peeled off)

Yonex New hologram sticker for genuine products.

No.2 - Check the YONEX logo

The 'YY' device and YONEX logo are printed clearly. The 'O' in YONEX on counterfeit racquets is often wide and round, with a larger space inside the letter.


Genuine yonex racquet


Counterfeit (Letters of yonex are not correct)

No.3 - Check the production numbers on the racquet cap

All genuine racquets have laser engraved production codes on the cap above the handle.


Genuine yonex racquet (Laser engraved codes)


Counterfeit (Codes are only printed, not engraved)

No.4 - Check check the colour of butt cap

If you already have a genuine racquet, please compare the butt caps colour. A counterfeit racquet will often be a different shade of green, too light or too dark.


Genuine yonex racquet


Counterfeit (Green colour is too light and logo is the wrong shape)

As well as racquets there are many examples of counterfeit clothing, shoes and strings. If the price is remarkably cheap compared to the genuine product then there is a high likelihood that it is counterfeit. Please take extra care when buying YONEX products from unauthorized internet sites or auctions. If you have any questions regarding YONEX products, please contact your local distributor.