LESSON 3BASIC SKILLS IN BADMINTONIntroductionPlaying badminton is fun, but takes a lot of time in learning the skills on playing it. This list is just the basics and doesn’t cover any advanced skills and tactics. There is a lot to master even with these basic skills. Some of these skills are harder to master than others and some have different levels of mastery. If you want to master these skills then read on. Learning ObjectivesAt the end of the lesson, students will be able to:A. enumerate the different skills of Badminton;B. demonstrate the skills in playing Badminton; and C. give importance to the different skills of playing badminton. DiscussionBasic Skills in playing Badminton 1.Gripping the racquetForehand GripoOne of the most common styles of grip that your badminton friends or your parents teach you.oThe bottom 3 fingers hold the racket handle. The thumb and index fingers have to be relaxed. To control the directions of your shots and to switch grip.Shots used in forehand grip* (Smash, Drop, Clear, Forehand lift, Forehand net shot)Backhand GripoThumb laid flat on the side of the handle.oBefore switching to backhand grip. Index finger and thumb has to berelax, to rotate the racketoAt the point of contact, put some pressure on the thumb to generatepower.