NCCP-certified Level I and II coaches are available to mentor you on designated evenings when there is demand.
This is an opportunity to participate in organized drills to learn proper technique and footwork in a small group setting.
The Universal Grip
An improper grip is a common cause of arm injury. The universal grip is the proper way to hold your racket.
With your racket face perpendicular to the floor, grab the handle like you are shaking hands. Your hand should form a "V" that slightly points to the opposite (non-racket) shoulder.
When hitting the bird, DO NOT raise your index finger or thumb. Although this may "work", your shot selection will be limited which will prevent you from taking your game to the next level.
Check your grip periodically during play and correct if needed.
It will take time to adjust to the proper technique, but KEEP PRACTISING and eventually this grip will become part of your muscle memory!