In many high level clubs and national training center, badminton training rackets / racquets are used for warming up and increase wrist strength. These badminton training rackets/racquets are made with similar materials such as carbon graphite as regular playing rackets. However, these rackets are heavier than regular rackets weighing around 120 grams to 180 grams and mostly weight toward the head. The most commonly used training rackets/racquets weight between 120-150 grams. The selections below are couple of badminton training rackets used by club and national players and recommended by national coaches in Asia. For more training aids / equipment, please check out the upcoming Training Aids category in May 2009.
How do players use badminton training rackets/racquets?
1. Start with hitting continuous overhead clear for about 5 minutes. Increase the length of time as you get more comfortable. One of the national coach recommended to hit continuous clear for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. This will help build wrist strength for fast clear or fast wrist flick clear when in trouble.
2. Continue with doubles flat drive across the net for about 5 minutes. Again, increase length of time as you get more comfortable.
We will put more tips compiled from coaches in regards to training rackets and post them on May 2009 on our Training Aids category.