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Use this grip to play forehand strokes when the shuttlecock is well in front of your body and higher than the net. For example, you can use this grip to play a forehand net kill.
This grip is also used for playing late backhands.
Do not use this grip to play overhead forehands: use the basic grip instead.
Place your badminton racket on the floor. Now pick it up without turning the handle at all: just place your hand over the handle, lift the racket off the ground, and wrap your fingers around the handle.
Your hold on the badminton racket should be relaxed (not tight).
This grip is called
panhandle because it is similar to holding a frying pan.
Players often clump all their fingers together at the bottom of the badminton racket handle. This means they will have less control of the racket head.
To correct the error, relax your grip and spread your fingers gently.
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