About us

The name

The name YEHLEX comes from a Taiwan. It is the trade name of the YEH family from Kaohsiung, who are major manufacturers of tennis, squash, badminton and golf equipment. A lasting memory of our first visit to their factory was the thousands and thousands of Boris Becker tennis rackets - Boris had just won Wimbledon for the very first time. The factory had received an order for over 60,000 rackets!

Yehlex (UK)

Yehlex (UK) was founded in 1985 by its present owner, Ian Little. Ian was disillusioned with life as a Financial and Commercial director of a medium sized construction company and was eager for a new challenge. His passionate love for the sport of Badminton proved to be the key to founding what has become one of the UK's most successful Badminton mail order specialists and wholesalers.

The rackets

In the beginning Yehlex had only four rackets in their range, of which only one was carbon graphite. Nowadays we have over  forty rackets in our range of which more than thirty-five are of carbon graphite construction. We market under two main brand names – YEHLEX and APACS.

The shuttlecocks

Shuttlecocks have always been a major part of our business. During the past thirty years we have witnessed many changes to production and testing techniques. Indeed, the factory which produces our Yehlex brand shuttlecocks, actually uses digital photography linked to a computer to grade all of the cut feathers to ensure consistency of flight and speed, along with maximum durability.

Everything else

Yehlex and Apacs are now able to offer the complete badminton package - Stringing Machines, a great selection of strings, shoes, grips, bags, and a fantastic range of clothing to suit every player. Indeed, Yehlex and Apacs can supply everything from a badminton keyring to a portable court.

And you

At Yehlex every customer is important, we want you to come back again and again. We believe that we have the knowledge and expertise to help you, so give us a call on 0191 491 5502 or send an email (sales@yehlex.co.uk) and let us give you the advice you need.  Also check out our exclusive Apacs website www.apacs-badminton.co.uk

Supporting badminton in the UK

Yehlex share the success they have achieved by sponsoring a series of Yehlex Badminton Bonanzas, Badminton England’s Inter County Championships 2009/10, 2010/11, 2013/14 and 2014/15.  Badminton England’s Schools and Youth Board tournaments from 2000 until 2015, Badminton England's National Veterans' and I.C.C. Veterans' tournaments for 25 years, international players and coaches, and numerous other county and local events. Our way of saying thanks to you for shopping with us.