Watch the video on how to hold the neutral grip.
This lesson is part of a series of four videos on the grips: neutral, forehand, backhand and panhandle.
This video is designed for new badminton players who wants to practice the fundamentals on their own until they master the technique.
New to badminton? Help is at hand! Watch this short video tutorial to learn how to hold your racket with a neutral grip.
In this video you will learn how to hold the neutral grip.
In badminton the shuttle travels extremely fast and therefore it is important to switch to the forehand or backhand grip within a split second and the neutral grip allows you to do this effectively.
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. There should be a gap between the index and the middle fingers.
Extend the thumb to the side of the racket handle, between the bevel edges. There should be a gap between the heel of the thumb and the racket and your grip should be relaxed.
Make sure the palm does not extend below the handle.
The neutral grip allows you to switch easily to the forehand, and the backhand grips. To switch to the backhand turn the racket to the right if you are right-handed and extend the thumb behind.
To switch to the forehand turn the racket to the left and form a 'V' with the your thumb and the index finger.
Practice switching between the forehand and the backhand grips. You can check out the videos on both the grips.
Enjoy your game!