Learn how to hold the forehand grip with this short tutorial video.
This lesson is part of a series of four videos on the grips: neutral, forehand, backhand and panhandle.
This video is designed for beginners who wants to learn the basics.
New to badminton? Help is at hand! Watch this simple video tutorial to learn how to hold your racket with the forehand grip.
In this video you will learn how to hold the forehand grip.
In order to execute shots effectively and efficiently, it is important to know about the basic grips used in badminton.
Hold your racket with your non racket hand and place the palm of your racket hand flat on the strings.
Slide down and hold the handle as if you were shaking hands with it.
Wrap the handle with your little, ring and middle fingers. Create a 'V' with your thumb and index finger. The 'V' should be slightly to the left of the centre of the handle.
Avoid clumping your fingers together. The gap between the index and the middle finger is important.
Make sure the palm does not extend below the handle.
For net play, you can slide your hand up the handle for more control.
For power shots, slide the hand down to the bottom of the handle.
Your grip should be relaxed and tightened only on impact.
The forehand grip is primarily used for the forehand serves, the drop shot, the drive, the clear and the smash.
Enjoy your game!