The grip is a mechanism or technique by which one holds the racquet. This is the msot important and the foremost lesson for a beginner. The grip can be of two type, they are the forehand grip and the backhand grip.
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The forehand grip is used to hold the racquet to play on the forehand side of your body (right side of the badminton court) and the backhand grip to play the shuttle that comes to the left hand side of the body (left hand side of the court).
There is a varying technique used for these grips for holding the badminton racquet. If your grip is wrong, then the shuttle won’t travel in the desired direction, your full energy will not be used to hit the shuttle and will drop from where you actually wanted it to fall.
The forehand grip: Here the whole palm should be placed on the handle, and closed with fingers. Note there should be an V-Shape straight to the shaft when the raqcuet side is held straight and front of you. Every hit of the shuttle should be felt by the palm. Then it means you are holding the correct grip. Now, the shuttles fall where you wanted it to fall since all the energy you exert for hitting the shuttle is focussed to this.
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The backhand grip:
The position of the palm is not important on this type of grip, as most work is perfomed by the thumb that is placed facing your body and the fingers just holding the racquet for balance. So, there is a slight gap between the palm and the handle of the racquet.
PARIS: Saina Nehwal, the top seed here and the only left out Indian Contigent in the progressing French Open badminton Championships, here in Paris also bowed out of the tournament after losing miserably in the women’s singles quarterfinal encounter on Friday to Ratchanok Intanon, a No.8 seed from Thailand.
Ratchanok won 21-9, 21-15 in 40 minutes to enter the semifinals.
In the second round Saina made her run impressive by defeating Minatsu Mitani of Japan 21-19, 21-16 and took her berth in the quarter finals, who defeated Saina in the previous two encounters at the Japan Open and the Denmark open earlier this year.
In the first game, it was a neck to neck affair upto 4-3 in favour of Ratchanok. Then th escore stood at 6-4. From then on Ratchanok made her intentions clear and raised to a clear lead of 10-5 and 18-5. From here, Saina managed to take four more points to give ratchanok a fight back, but Ratchanok pocketed the first game in her favour 21-9.
The second game also progressed the same waya as the first, but Ratchanok did not allow Sain to come near her any way and maintained a clear lead, where the scoes stood at 18-12. There on Saina, tried her best to come close to Ratchanok by adding one more valuable point by making the score read 18-13. Again Saina gave her best to take the next two points and inched towards Rtachanok by makes her score look 18-15. Ratchanok winded the match in her favour by taking the next 3 points without giving any chance for Saina and won the match in straight games 21-9, 21-15.
PARIS: Parupalli Kashyap, a Commonwealth Games champion in 2013 was out of the men’s singles event of the progressing French Open. Kashyap, seeded eight here, lost the opening game however, came back strongly in the second game. In the decider he was forced to retire at 2-4 following a “torn calf muscle” injury during his second round match against England’s Rajiv Ouseph.
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“I injured myself during the third game of the round of 16. Initial diagnosis by the physio suggests a torn calf muscle. However, I will need to wait for a detailed scan once I’m back home,” Kashyap wrote on his facebook page.
“I might be out of the game for the next 2 months. It’s going to be extremely difficult to stay out of the game. Will need to use this time productively to help further improve my game,” he added.
Kashyap yesterday bowed.
CHANDIGARH: According to reports rteaching here, likely 1250 badminton players from different states took part in the 24th Smt Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Ranking Prize Money Badminton Tournament, Express Shuttle Club Trust here which concluded recently here in Chandigarh.
Addressing mediapersons, organizing secretary Sanjiv Sachdeva said that the tournament carries total cash prize Rs three lakhs and the same has been allocated by Badminton Association of India.
It has been a decade old association between the Chandigarh Badminton Association and Yonex-Sunrise. The contribution by Yonex-Sunrise has been prompt and highly useful in promotion and development of Badminton in the State at various levels. Smt. Krishna Khaitan Memorial tournament is one of the biggest events in the country for juniors.
The organisers appreciated and thanked Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Limited chairman Vivek Goenka for sponsoring the tournament in a big way for the last 23 years.
Sukhbir Grewal, former Olympian and Indian coach of hockey now working as Director Training & Curriculum, Punjab State Institute of Sports was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony on October 18.
Chandigarh Citi Centre and Manav Rachna Sports Academy are co-sponsors of this tournament.