Yonex Arcsaber 11 Play

Naturally, the Yonex Arcsaber 11 Play isn’t used by any professional players as it’s built for beginners.

But it’s very similar pro-edition is used by these professional players:

  • Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (seen during Sudirman Cup 2023)
  • Aaron Chia (seen on Yonex’s website)
  • Michelle Li (seen on Yonex’s website)
  • Zheng Si Wei (seen on Yonex’s website)
  • Sapsiree Taerattanachai (seen on Yonex’s website)

Scroll down for a list of reviews.


About Yonex Arcsaber 11 Play

The Yonex Arcsaber 11 Play is a budget- and beginner-friendly version of the professional Arcsaber 11 Pro, which in turn is a renewed model of Yonex’s original racket named Arcsaber 11. The original racket was famously used by Taufik Hidayat, a legendary badminton player.


Who’s it for

It’s among the best badminton rackets for intermediate players who prefer an all-around racket type. It’s well-suited for the intermediate player or the advanced beginner who is looking for a racket to grow into.

It helps with precision and is require you to be creative in your game to outplay the opponent rather than simply hammering a fast and powerful smash in the ground.


Who it isn’t for

It’s not suitable for the entry-level player who’s just starting their badminton journey or the advanced player who is skilled at controlling their racket.

It’s also not a good fit for the player who loves a good power smash as it’s not built to help in that area of the game. Players who like a fast racket to defend and counterattack will also like other rackets better.



  • Affordable
  • Strong in most areas of the game, which makes it easy to play with
  • Shuttle hold: longer contact point when hitting the shuttle helps improve precision



  • Lacks raw smash power
  • Not particularly fast in defense


Arcsaber 11 Play Reviews Collection

First, we have my own review where I brought it on court and tested it during drills and casual games.

Next, is a collection of other players who’ve reviewed the Arcsaber 11. Keep in mind that the pro edition is a lot more popular and reviewed than this Play-model, so a few of the reviews discuss that one instead.

I decided to include them for you to get a better sense of where this type of racket falls compared to other rackets in general.




Additional information

Balance Point

Even Balance








Grayish Pearl

Grip Size

G5, G6

Weight Class





10 mm longer


BOX Frame, Control-Assist Bumper, Isometric, Slim Shaft