Yonex Racquet Country Codes

Over the years, we received a lot of questions regarding the country codes of Yonex racquets. Those two-digit codes are actually country of distribution codes - They are used by Yonex to identify which country the racket is intended for. You can find them on the "cone" located just above the handle of the racket.

For newer rackets, the codes are printed on the cone, while for older generation rackets, they are engraved. Yonex rackets are unique in using these codes, and they help ensure the right rackets reach the right places around the world. For instance, the code "SP" stands for Singapore, which is the main distributor of Yonex rackets in the Southeast Asia region. So, you'll come across many rackets with the SP code.

Here are some other country codes and their corresponding countries:

  • AS: Australia
  • BX: Belgium/Netherlands
  • CD: Canada
  • CH: China
  • CN/CP: Chinese National Team
  • DK: Denmark
  • FR: France
  • GR: Germany
  • HK: Hong Kong
  • ID: India
  • IN/IP: Indonesia
  • JP: Japan
  • KR: Korea
  • MA: Malaysia
  • NZ: New Zealand
  • SD: Sweden
  • TH: Thailand
  • TW: Taiwan
  • UA: United Arab Emirates
  • UK: United Kingdom
  • US: USA

Additionally, there is a code "SPY," which is somewhat similar to SP but is said to be more durable. Some discussions surround the CN/CP rackets, which are specially made for the Chinese National Team and rumored to be sturdier and more durable than other rackets. However, these claims have both supporters and skeptics, and the debate continues.

It's crucial to understand that these codes represent the distribution location, not the manufacturing location. They do not indicate where the racket is made. While there are rumors that certain codes might signify different levels of durability, there is no official confirmation of this. Some retailers might suggest these rumors to steer players away from purchasing lower-priced rackets from overseas, but it's best to make informed decisions based on verified information.

I hope this clears things up for you! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Happy racket shopping! 🎾