HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BADMINTON GRIP

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Choosing the right Badminton grip will surely help maximize your performance. Badminton grip can also help absorb the sweat flowing from your arm and provide you with a comfortable feel of your racket throughout your game.

Benefits of a good Badminton grip

  • More powerful smashes.
  • More accurate net shots and serves.
  • Stronger smash defense.
  • Deceptive strokes.

How to Hold a Badminton Racket

The correct way of holding a racquet is as simple as a FRIENDLY HANDSHAKE.Your thumb should be pressing comfortably against one of the wider surface of the racquet grip while the rest of your hand holds the racquet as if you’re shaking a person’s hand.

Forehand Badminton Grip Technique 

Your thumb does not necessarily have to press against the wider surface of the badminton grip for a forehand stroke.Your index finger should push the racquet forward while doing a forehand stroke.

However, rest your thumb comfortably anywhere near the wider surface of the badminton grip to enable you to change to a backhand grip quickly.

Backhand Badminton Grip Technique

A backhand stroke requires you to USE YOUR THUMB. So you should now press your thumb on the wider surface of the badminton grip. Relax your index finger and move it closer to your middle finger.

How do I improve my backhand in Badminton?

What is your style of play?

Power Game: Focus on Powerful Shots

Players who opt for power game usually go for strong consecutive attacks (usually with a badminton smash). Their strategy is to force their opponents to return a weak shot.

Grip Size: Players who attack often, usually go for THICKER grips so that it will be easier for them to hold tightly to the badminton racket when doing stronger smashes.

Grip Weight: For power rackets, the racket head should be heavier than the racket handle. This gives more momentum in a swing.

Recommendation:If your palm is big, a replacement grip with another replacement grip might not be thick enough for you. You might need another over grip on top of that.

Control Game: Focus on Accuracy and Technique

Players who prefer to engage in various badminton skills are called stroke players /rally players. Their winning strategy is to force their opponents into long rallies by doing badminton clears and drops.

Therefore, if you’re a stroke/rally player, don’t hold your racket too tightly. This may lead to too much power in your shot.Choose control over power, it’s more important for this type of game.

Grip Size: A THINNER grip is suitable because your fingers are more flexible to move and you will have a better badminton grip technique.A thin grip will provide you with better control over your racket – especially for changing from forehand grip to backhand grip and vice versa.

Grip Weight: For more Control, your racket handle should be heavier than its racket head.

Recommendation: If your palm is big, a replacement grip with another replacement grip will be enough. You can use this grip from li-ning:

Li-Ning GP-20 Overgrip Badminton Racket Grip – Assorted

if you are looking for some good quality grips, here are a few others

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