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Genuine Yonex Products

Yonex’s high quality equipment and performance can only be guaranteed by purchasing genuine Yonex product from Authorized Yonex Retailers.

To ensure you are purchasing our quality products and to be eligible for the One Year Limited Warranty, purchase Yonex products from Authorized Retailers, both in-store and online.

While there are physical indicators to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit products, low-priced products have a high likelihood of being a counterfeit, as well as being ineligible for the manufacturer’s warranty within the United States.

If you have any questions regarding Authorized Yonex Retailers, visit our Retail Locator or contact us here.

Illegal imitations of Yonex badminton equipment can be found in many places

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  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 - Difficulty peeling off the hologram sticker

It is 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)

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 the color of the butt cap

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

Genuine Yonex Racquet
Counterfeit (Green color is too light and logo is the wrong shape)