Badminton is one of the most popular sports in Indonesia, as evidenced by the proliferation of badminton field to the remote villages, as well as the number of young athletes with badminton achievement, this is certainly a bit more evidence that badminton in Indonesia has a bright future . To be a good badminton player of course the first thing that must be known is how to hold a good racket, because this technique is a simple but very decisive technique of a person’s game.
By it, in this article, we will review on how to hold the racket, as well as some basic techniques in badminton games. check it out. Basic skills or basic techniques in badminton games can be grouped into sections, namely:
– How to hold a racket.
– Standing attitude.
– and punch (stroke)
A. How to Hold the Racket
Badminton is one sport that relies heavily on the wrist. Therefore, this grip is crucial, as it becomes one of the determiner in the game. Racket handle is a quick look easy, but in the game this grip has a role that is not small. In addition, by mastering this technique, then next it’s easier for you to put the ball towards that you want, because each way has its own goal in the game. Holding a racket is not the same as holding a machete, this is of course because basically it is used to hold is not entirely the palm of the hand, but the fingers of the hand. But for more details, here are some ways to hold a racket in a badminton game.
1. Forehand / shake hand
Forehand or shake hand is a way of holding a racket with a palm grip facing forward. Hold the racket that is perpendicular to the body with the left hand. Place the right hand on the strings and grease towards the racket handle so that the bottom of the palm is at the end of the grip. The grip should lie across the palm of the hand and fingers like a hand shake. Viewed from the position of forehand hand grip this gives advantages of several aspects, namely:
1. Guaranteed sense of security because the racket is held with the whole palm, grip feels stronger and not easily separated.
2. In this way allows the player to perform a punch movement against the right to the right side of the body so that forehand grip is a forehand punch can be done carefully, both the speed and the target to the shuttle.
3. Players who play with forehand grip strain do not need to turn the handle.
Therefore, the error puts the racket leaves against the smaller.
Disadvantages of forehand grip handles:
a. Due to the unstoppable position of the hand it is necessary for the backhands of this type of grip to require the strength of the wrists or the strength of the shoulder joint that is remarkable, thus it requires special training.
b. In addition to weak in backhand punch grip like this is also weak in pounce in front of the net. Netting from the opponent with this handle is always taken with net play again or even with lob, but the responsibility so that the opponent is easy in anticipation of coming of the shuttle. Thus the weakness of the forehand grip becomes visible.
2. Backhand / English
The only difference between a forehand and a backhand handle is the thumb that is moved from a position encircling the side of the racket handle to an upright position parallel to the racket rod. The backhand grip is an advanced grip type of the forehand handle, ie the forehand grip can switch to the backhand grip by rotating the left turning racket racket (for the right-handed user), but the thumb position is not like the forehand grip but rather close to the racquet leaves, or the way holding it is by gluing the thumb cross section on the widest surface of the racket rod.
3. Frying Pan / Grip of America
The frying pan handles are used to perform and restore service blows, as well as in net games on games that require short strokes. How to do this is by putting a racket on the floor, grasp and lift with the racket parallel to the body. The tip of the racket will stand out under the palm of the hand.
4. Combination Grips (mixed)
Many players who, however, still greatly still change the location of the thumbs on their punches that change the hold of the forehand grip into a backhand grip, or vice versa. This is done to condition the blow to be done.
As we all know, in badminton games is known as some racket grip techniques, but the most commonly used and most effective is the type of forehand and backhand handle, because the combination and the combination of both are easier to apply.
The use of forehand and backhand is conditioned in the game, depending on the situation at hand.
Usually players who are skilled playing badminton will be seen using only one type of handle, this is because there has been a motion automation that makes it invisible to make changes.
In addition to racket handles, train the wrist by doing a very good jump rope to increase the strength of the wrist strain. That way you are more efficient your energy but still get maximum results, do the practice of hitting the shuttle by using the wrist, instead of using all the energy in hand.
How to hold a forehand racket
– The first step is, hold the racket with the strongest hand, racket head sideways.
– grasp the racket with the hand position like the person doing the handshake.
– Position your thumb between the three fingers and the coax
How to hold a backhand racket
For the backhand grip, slide the “V” hand towards the inside, lying next to the inside. the position of the thumb is located on the grip pads.
B. How to Stand (stance)
Some standing models that need to be known and mastered can basically be divided into three parts, among which are:
1. Stance (standing attitude) during the service Attitude stands when service is divided into two parts, namely:
Stance during forehand service
1. The left foot is in the front and the right leg is behind in the back for the serve with the right hand.
2. Weight is in the back before the service is done, then weight is moved forward on the service performed.
Stance at the forehand
a. Right foot in front and left foot behind for serving with right hand.
b. Weight is in the middle before the service is done, then weight is moved forward when the service is done.
2. Stance upon receiving service
The attitude of standing on receiving different service positions a place in a single game with a double game. The standing position for a single number is at the center of the service line, while for the double number itself is near the service line, one meter forward when compared to the single number Left leg in front and right foot behind for player with right hand, weight in front of leg with unstable position, then move weight according to direction of shuttle arrival.
3. Stance at rally The attitude of standing when the rally varies greatly depending on the position of the player, whether in the position of attack or defense, and must be paid attention to the direction of the arrival of the shuttle, whether from the front, rear above the head, beside or from below.
Some factors to watch out for:
a. Maintain body balance by dividing body weight on both legs.
b. Position the arm that does not hold the racket in a crooked position, in order to facilitate the movement of the other hand.
c. Note the handle of the racket, try to racket leaves above the head.
d. Focus on the game and keep your eyes always on the shuttle (alert attitude)
Setting a good foot is absolutely necessary by a badminton player to be able to move as efficiently as possible to explore all the inside of the field. The basic principle of footwork for badminton players is every end of the movement or every step always ends with the foot corresponding to the hand holding the racket. In a badminton game, the foot serves as a buffer for the body to place the body in a position that allows to perform effective blow moves commonly referred to as footwork. Footwork is footstep movements that set the body in such a way that makes it easier in doing the motion of hitting the shuttle in accordance with its position.
D. Punch (strokes) Broadly speaking, the punch technique is divided into three parts, namely:
Blow with racket swing from under / under arms stroke consisting of:
c. Netting blows
Horizontal or sideways blow:
a. Offensive lob
b. Defensive lob
d. Drop shot
Blow from overhead / overhead strokes:
a. Overhead lob
b. Overhead smash
d. Drop shot
e. Around the head
That’s some information on how to hold the right bet, hopefully provide additional information for friends who want to learn badminton. May be useful.