Yonex is the world leader in golf, tennis, and badminton equipment. It was founded by Minoru Yoneyama in April 1946. Yonex began producing badminton racquets in 1957 and tennis racquets in 1969. Gray Nicolls has been the official distributor for Yonex in Australia and New Zealand for over 15 years. Yonex badminton and tennis products are available in selected racquet sport dealers.