Whether you need to get rid of sweat or create a good hold, each grip has its own properties which will help you to enjoy your game more. Follow our guide to help you find the right one!
When it comes to choosing grips, there is no “best” grip.
You should always use a grip that suits your style of play.
If you’re just starting out your journey as a badminton player, here are some tips to help you determine your play style and the type of grip you should be using.
Are you an aggressive player that prefers to win your point through a series of powerful smashes?
If so, then you're definitely a power player.
Players who prefer power over control tend to prefer pressuring or forcing their way through the opponent's defense to win the point.
Such players should consider going for a thicker badminton grip as consistent smashing and playing shots with power will usually result in them holding the racket handles tighter.
We also recommend players with larger hands and players that prefer comfort to consider going with a thicker grip due to the additional cushioning those types of grips can provide.
Are you a technical player that prefers to control the flow of a game, and make your opponent work hard to win their points?
If so, you fall into this category of control players.
Players in this category aim to make their opponents as uncomfortable as possible, by placing controlled shots in hard to reach corners. Their focus is on technique, and accuracy.
Control players hold their rackets loosely to allow them to turn the racket quickly and easily in order to make accurate shots.
Therefore, such players should opt for a thinner badminton grip.
Players with smaller hands, and those that prefer more control and sensitivity when rotating the racket should go for thinner grips as well.
Doubles players, this one's for you!
There are three different types of badminton grips and/or overgrips. Each one has different properties that will answer to your expectations and needs.
Find more details below!
Base grips improve the hold between your fingers and the racket handle. It helps you get a firm grip on the racket in your hand and also absorbs vibrations.
It is applied directly to the wood/handle of the racket.
Overgrips increase the size of your handle and ensure you have the best possible hold on the racket.
Overgrips have the same qualities as base grips despite being much thinner.
As the name suggests, an overgrip wraps over a base grip or an original grip. The purpose is to provide you with a thicker grip handle for power play.
So there you have it, the different badminton grips you can opt for your badminton racket.
Give it all a try until you find one that matches your playing style and level up your game!