Now that we have gone over a correct batting stance and “the load” in my last two tips, it is time to move on to our hands. Your hands are crucial to a correct swing and gripping the bat correctly can really make a difference.
A lot of players overlook the correct way to grip the bat and do not understand how it affects your swing. A correct grip will increase your bat speed while an incorrect grip will slow it down. When gripping the bat;
- Grip the bat loosely in your fingers, not your palm. A lot of players make the mistake of gripping the bat as tight as they can in their palms. This WILL slow your bat speed down.
- Once you have the bat gripped loosely in your fingers, you want to line up your middle knuckles on each finger forming a straight line along your knuckles.
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