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Thumb grip

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The thumb grip is like the backhand version of a panhandle grip. It’s mainly used for backhands where the shuttle is in front of you. That means it’s useful for many backhands in the midcourt or at the net, but not in the rearcourt.

  • Mostly used for backhands in front of your body
  • About a 90 degree turn from a forehand grip
  • Thumb placed behind, on the widest racket bevel
  • Index finger should go lower, for better leverage with the thumb