Thomas Carlsson is club manager at the Halmstad Badminton Club.
At Halmstad, they have tested the GripFixer teaching aid with their beginners for a couple of weeks in early 2019.
At Halmstad Badminton Club, we have been trying out Gripfixer for a couple of weeks and we think this is a really neat invention. Above all, it forces the kids to hold the racket properly in a schoolbook forehand grip and it also prevents them from gripping the racket too tight in the palm which gives them the correct grip from the start. It is especially useful when new kids show up for their first badminton trainings. Here, the Gripfixer is a superb tool to get them to hold the racket properly in the crucial first few practices.
We will definitely make sure that all our new beginners next year start their first trainings with a Gripfixer.