Your Badminton Grip - Is It a Help or
In truth the Badminton grip is one of the biggest misunderstood and badly
managed areas in Badminton.
no right and no wrong way to hold a racket, the experience I’ve gained throughout my
30+ years of coaching and playing badminton has taught me that.
people can hold the racket very oddly yet still manage to play at a very high level, it’s what
works for them.
But there is a BETTER and more
efficient manner for your Badminton Grip.
what is said there isn’t much difference between the forehand and the backhand grip – another
surprise for you.
look firstly at the forehand Badminton grip...
should be a ‘V’ between thumb and forefinger which is roughly in line with the racket frame,
fingers are ‘spread’, the forefinger the most, and in terms of travel along the handle it is
nearer the racket head than the thumb.
Forehand Grip is a very relaxed one.
looking at the backhand grip...
fingers move closer together and the thumb has moved to the rear of the handle and is now ahead
of the fingers, the hand may rotate on the handle slightly anticlockwise.
Backhand Grip is quite firm.
HOW your Badminton grip is on the racket and let’s look at the thing you’re holding on
handles vary in size and the labelling of such is largely meaningless (G5 the biggest, down to
G1 the smallest). My point is, if your handle is too small for your hand you will tend to grip it in a
‘fist-like’ manner, this will lock your wrist and to some extent limit flexibility in the
elbow, this you do not want as it will
drastically affect the manner in which you strike the shuttle and most definitely the power
handle is bigger then your holding of it will be much more relaxed thereby unlocking your wrist
and thus generating more power and perhaps more
importantly, it becomes easier to change your Badminton grip to suit circumstance. The racket
can be turned in the hand and is free to move up and down the handle. Don’t tell me you’ve never
considered turning the racket in your hand to perform certain strokes?
than buying a new racket at huge cost, why not simply buy a Badminton grip to put over existing handle?
They’re very inexpensive and your racket will feel like
take several attempts at getting the right one to suit you. On my own favourite racket I have in
fact got 3 Badminton Grips on it, but they are thin ones.
believe me... Borrow a friend’s racket and FEEL the difference in the levels of
yourself at the extra power...
the improvement in your game...
Sounds too good to be true? Try it and find out.
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