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Use the basic grip for all forehand serves.
In singles, the badminton racket is usually held with a long grip, so that you can play an effective high serve.
You may prefer to use a short grip for low serves, but be aware that your opponent might observe the change in grip length and guess that you will serve low. In this case, a surprise flick serve could be effective.
In doubles, use a short grip. Consider using a backhand serve instead: all professional doubles players serve backhand.
Use a short thumb grip for backhand serves in doubles. Using a short grip helps you to make deceptive flick serves, because you can suddenly increase the speed of your racket.
In singles, I also recommend using a short grip; but remember that after serving, you should change to a long basic grip.
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