Main Body

2. Grips

Badminton, like many sports, is a very mental and physical game that requires efficiency and self-control. You need to develop the fundamentals and mental ability to see yourself performing well. Fundamentals will help you to eventually perform the motor movements with some level of proficiency, while adopting your playing strategy and style to the rules.

Read through each of the next few sections to better understand the techniques for your next match.

Grips

Forehand Grip

This grip is used to hit shots that are on the forehand side of your body and around the head shots.

  • Hold the racket head with your non-playing hand so that the handle points towards you.
  • Your racket face should be perpendicular to the floor.
  • Place your playing hand on the handle as if you are shaking hands with it.
  • There should be a V-shape in between your thumb and your index finger.
  • The racket handle should rest loosely in your fingers for greater flexibility.
  • Try shortening your grip and place it nearer to the shaft to increase control and accuracy when serving and hitting from the forecourt and midcourt.

Backhand Grip

This grip is used to hit shots that are on the backhand side of your body.

  • Hold the racket as you would on a forehand grip.
  • Turn the racket counter-clockwise so that the V shape moves leftwards.
  • Place your thumb against the back bevel of the handle for greater leverage and power.
  • The racket handle should also rest loosely in your fingers.
  • Try shortening your grip and place it nearer to the shaft to increase control and accuracy when serving and hitting from the forecourt and midcourt.

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