We began in 1973 under its original name HL International
Sports. It started with one product ...the HL Champion shuttlecock.
This very special product still sets the standard for all Tournament
feather shuttlecocks and for over twenty five years it has remained
the #1 tournament shuttle in the USA!
Shortly after the HL
Champion...HL expanded into the production of Badminton rackets.
Mr. Richard Haglund ( the "H" in HL) one of the founding
partners actually invented the process for using graphite fibers
in racket production. Thus, the first graphite rackets of any type
were the HL Graphite Badminton rackets! Many factories soon discovered
the superiority of a graphite based product and "borrowed"
this technology to produce graphite rackets for Tennis, etc. Now,
of course, graphite is used extensively in sports equipment manufacturing,
allowing for a light weight product, greater speed, and power.
HL continues as a company
solely operated by experts with more than a combined 100 years experience
in tournament and physical education Badminton. We know the many
challenges that school, club,and tournament programs face. We understand
the critical importance of having the finest quality equipment for
the best possible price -- equipment that provides optimum playability
AND maximum durability.