A poor grip will result in you using more arm and shoulder movements to execute your strokes instead of using your wrist. Without wristwork, your game would become plain and predictable. In the course of a game, a player often has to adjust or change his grip in order to cope with different situations - defend, attack, lob, drop, net - that crop up on court. The grip should not be too tight or too loose. If you hold the racket too tight, you risk locking your wrist.
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A poor grip will result in you using more arm and shoulder movements to execute your strokes instead of using your wrist. Without wristwork, your game would become plain and predictable. In the course of a game, a player often has to adjust or change his grip in order to cope with different situations - defend, attack, lob, drop, net - that crop up on court. The grip should not be too tight or too loose.
If you hold the racket too tight, you risk locking your wrist. Hold it too loose and you lose racket control. Let the handle point towards you. The buttof the racket should not jut out from your hand Place your left index finger on top of the handle and place your right hand on the handle to form the V groove Grip your racket handle with your last three fingers followed by your thumb and forefinger.
The thumb must rest between the last three fingers and your index finger When you tighten the grip, the main pressure should come from the last three fingers while the index finger maintains control The basic grip viewed from four different angles. Note that the thumb comes between the index finger and the middle finger. Sorry pics not transferable as they are moving images Incorrect grips. Four examples of how players hold the racket wrongly.
The buttof the racket should not jut out from your hand. The V between the thumb and forefinger should lie along the top side of the handle in line with the shaft and the outer side of the frame. Roll the racket about 30 degrees anti-clockwise so that the V between the thumb and index finger move towards the left side of the racket. In badminton, you must always try to stay on you toes or on the balls of your feet and not come to a complete stop.
Movements are short, explosive, multi-direction, varied in pace and mostly sideways 2. Involves taking up a ready position to prepare you to move , the movement itself number of steps to take and the finishing. Use the same leg that you use to take the final step to push back and go for the next shot 3. Stopping and picking up occur simultaneously 4. To begin movement, the feet must push against the court surface. Get the power to push off by bending your knees 5.
Transfer the body weight in the direction you want to go. Body must point in the direction you want to go while your legs must be positioned in the opposite direction in order to push you forward 6. To move fast, a player has to lose his balance fast and recover it just as quickly. A new base of support and a new centre of gravity has to be established in order to go for the next shot 7. Use smaller steps first before you proceed to use bigger steps to cover the distance 8.
Stay on your toes or on the balls of your feet. Never stand flat-footed or with your legs straight. Keep your knees bent to enable you to move off at an instant 9. Try not to come to a complete stop. Strive to incorporate every part of your body - legs, hips, waist and ankles - into your footwork. Knees slightly bent and body weight resting on your toes and balls of feet. As you feel your body going to the left, turn your body and bring your right leg across, or, lunge for the shot with your left leg to go for the shot.
Take first step with left leg. Lunge with right leg for final step. Lunge forward with your right leg. Hope you still find these lessons useful.
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In earlier times, only two kinds of grips were considered legitimate: the forehand and backhand. However, there is now a school of thought that believes in several different kinds of grips, based on the shot one is playing, and also that players can evolve their own grip after a length of time. Still, not all kinds of technique can be considered useful. The safest is the textbook method; we must then leave it to the mavericks to evolve their own. Some of the greatest names in badminton, such as Sir George Thomas and David Choong, apparently did not play in the textbook fashion: Sir George kept his thumb down while executing all forehand and backhand strokes — using the same grip for his right and left sides. Han Jian was part of the second generation of Chinese players who stamped its authority on the game; he later went on to join Malaysia as their chief coach and accomplished the formidable task of winning the Thomas Cup. Later he compiled a book along with journalist Ooi Lay Beng, and it is one of the best treatises on developing your badminton skills.
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Badminton basics: 1. The Grip