Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles The next topic of discussion is how to hold your badminton racket. For the forehand you want to pretend that the racket is somebody else's hand and you're shaking their hand. So you're going to do this, this is your basic badminton forehand grip. While you're on the topic of the forehand grip I guess I'm going to show you how to do a basic forehand clear swing. So you go like this and it's important to notice that it's a rotation of the elbow and not a wrist shot. You can actually damage your wrist if you do this too hard. The next basic grip is your backhand grip in which you start off with your forehand grip and you tilt the racket maybe about half an inch to the right and the basic backhand clear looks something like this. Again, it's a rotation of the elbow and not a wrist flick. And that's how to properly hold your badminton grip.