It is very important how we hold the Padel racket because the distances in this sport are very small and the ball arrives real quick, so we need to use a grip that can be useful for most shots since there is no time to rotate the racket between shots.
That is why in Redline we recommend using the Continental Grip.
- Benefits of the continental Grip:
-Allows you to react quickly.
-Facilitates the hit below the waist.
-Helps to prevent injuries that stem from changing the grip.
-Allows you to easily perform flat strokes and backspin shots.
- How to hold the racket:
-First, place an open hand on the face of the racket. Then slide the open hand from the edge to the handle of the racket.
Hold the racket in such a way that the V formed between your thumb and index finger is in line with the edge of the padel racket.
It might feel a bit uncomfortable at first but it is just a matter of time and practice!
If you want to know the basic Padel Rules, check this article.