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Introduction

For this repair you will be removing your old grip and replacing it with a new Replacement Grip that you purchased from a sports store. This guide will also explain how to apply an Overgrip that you may have purchased for a variety of reasons: disliking the texture of the replacement grip, feeling you want a thicker grip, or simply wish to protect the more expensive Replacement Grip.

Parts

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  1. Tennis Racquet Grip Tape Replacement, Tennis Racket Grip Tape: step 1, image 1 of 2 Tennis Racquet Grip Tape Replacement, Tennis Racket Grip Tape: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the rubber collar towards the tennis racquet head off the handle.

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    • Unwrap the tape on the tennis racquet handle top.

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    • Remove the old grip.

    • Some older tennis racquets may have a few staples holding the grip to the buttcap. Use the staple remover to take them out.

  4. Tennis Racquet Grip Tape Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Peel off 6 inches of the paper backing covering the adhesive from the replacement grip.

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    • Face the racquet so the buttcap is towards you.

    • If you are left-handed, wrap the tape towards the right. This method is what is used in the photos.

    • If you are right-handed, wrap the tape towards the left

    • Wrap the grip flush with the buttcap base.

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    • Wrap the handle at a steady incline, peeling off the backing 6 inches at a time.

    • Stop wrapping just before you finish wrapping the handle.

    • The handle is the off color or unpainted portion below the tennis racquet head.

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    • Wrap the handle top with the backing on.

    • Mark a horizontal line parallel to the buttcap around the grip.

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    • Cut along the marked line using either scissors or a knife.

    • Cutting with scissors is significantly easier, however if you do not have scissors that can cut the grip, a knife will work.

  9. Tennis Racquet Grip Tape Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the backing and finish wrapping the replacement grip.

  10. Tennis Racquet Grip Tape Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Wrap the tape that comes with the grip around the handle halfway on the racquet and halfway on the grip.

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    • Complete your fix by pulling the rubber collar back to its original location.

    • If you do not wish to add an overgrip, skip step 12.

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    • Pull the collar up off the handle.

    • Repeat steps 4 - 11 to apply the overgrip.

Conclusion

Congratulations, your racquet grip is now fixed and you can go out and continue playing!

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4 Comments

Thank you I’ve found particularly useful the, then obvious when you think about it, comment that left handed setup is different to the right handed one!

Sam Curti - Reply

now this was helpfull, What's the difference between Eastern grip and Continental grip? Are they basically the same grip?

JACKSON RYAN - Reply

This guide about tennis grip was worth reading and helped to develop my skills to the next level.

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