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Grips photo-guide

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Gollum, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Gollum

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    greats site. But i don't think too many people uses the sort-panhandle grip. :p How about the "finger touch" net shot grip? It's somewhat similar to the short-panhandle grip in hand position but uses fingers and further back.
     
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    I'm not familiar with that grip; maybe you can post a photo so I can see the difference (?)

    The short panhandle, like all the other grips, is held loosely in the fingers. I use this grip for most attacking net play in doubles, switching to a long forehand or backhand grip for lifts or netshots that are too low to hit down.
     
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    Oh my god! I just realised I've been using the panhandle grip ever since I started to play!!!(2 years now)

    btw, the pics are very helpful...great for beginners
     
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    Excellent, well done!

    We should get plain white business cards done with that URL on it and give them out at coaching sessions.
     
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    Hm..

    great site, thanks a bunch. it helps a lot. i noticed that i've been holding my racquet just like the "Panhandle grip - variation" style. is that a bad thing? that's my usual forearm instead of having my thumb wrapped around the handle. i find it very uncomfortable to have my thumb wrapped around the handle. could this become a problem later on? thanks a bunch you guys..
     
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    Gollum, that's very nice indeed! Such interesting photos

    My panhandle for net kills is this one
    In this version of the panhandle grip, the thumb is placed along the side of the handle. This inhibits the wrist movement more than the standard panhandle grip, which may help to improve recovery on net kills.:cool:

    Couple of areas that struck me intially:

    1) I notice there is towelling grip. Makes things a little less intuitive on where to place the thumb for those who would not normally have such large handle sizes. I do note you put the face of the racquet there as a reference.

    2) I got a little confused at the panhandle grips initially. Maybe because the photo is taken with the wrist in neutral/slight flexion position. How about in slight extension? would it make things clearer.
     
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    Hey Gollum,

    Kudos on the great job you did on that site! I think that's the first time I come across a website that focuse mainly on grip techniques specifically.
     
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    Good points everyone, thanks for the feedback!

    With regard to the "short panhandle" grips, I think perhaps the grips are illustrated too tightly. Since I've never instructed anyone on these grips - unlike the forehand/backhand - I'm not so aware of precisely how I hold the racket.

    I agree that having a large racket handle with no visible bevels makes it harder to tell where to place one's fingers. I don't think the towelling grip itself makes a difference, only the overall size of the grip. However, I think it is very important that players use a grip that is large enough for their hands - otherwise they will clench the racket. It would be a bad example if I used a racket several sizes too small. Unfortunately I don't have any rackets with a large enough handle :( I wish I had smaller hands :D

    Taking panhandle photos with the wrist drawn back - as if reaching towards a netshot - is a good idea. Some of those photos from the side look a bit odd because of the position in which I've taken them. /me learns contortionism or gets someone else to hold the camera.

    BTW I use the "thumb along side" panhandle grip too.


    Tide123 holding the racket in that panhandle grip will reduce the power, control and fluency of your shots, especially in the rearcourt (overhead backhands excepted). The sooner you can learn a proper basic forehand grip, the better.
     
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    :) Thanks for the info. I was just about to find out my grip patten is right or wrong. that a great link
     
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    It seems that I couldn't go thru this link. Anyone got any replacement? It mentioned that the page could not be displayed. ANyone can confirmed on the status of this link whether it is still active?:(
     
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    link and site work OK for me still
     
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    good job Gollum... it's a really nice piece of work.
    these days, I am too working to make a site of my own... under baddi section, i must put a link to this one... if u don't mind... :D
     
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    Looks terrific.

    Maybe under multipurpose/universal grip add a line saying "Some believe this is more effective than the traditional backhand grip for most backhand shots" ?
     
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    lol.....bandwidth exceeded.....too many links to your site? :D
     
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    Same here !!???
     
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    The bandwidth has been used up, so the pictures were not able to shown.
     
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    Usually I use Pan grip as forehand grip, because I don't know how to swing it, forehand grip is like we're holding an axe, isn't it? If we're using Axe wi swing it from behind to front so it can cut things, but how in forehand grip? do we swing it from behind to the front, if we do it the side of the frame will hit the shuttle instead of the string, isn't it? can you help me about how to swing the forehand grip?
     

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