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.

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  • 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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Image 1/3: Some older tennis racquets may have a few staples holding the grip to the buttcap. Use the staple remover to take them out. Image 2/3: Some older tennis racquets may have a few staples holding the grip to the buttcap. Use the staple remover to take them out. Image 3/3: Some older tennis racquets may have a few staples holding the grip to the buttcap. Use the staple remover to take them out.
  • 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.

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  • Peel off 6 inches of the paper backing covering the adhesive from the replacement grip.

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Image 1/2: If you are left-handed, wrap the tape towards the right. This method is what is used in the photos. Image 2/2: If you are right-handed, wrap the tape towards the left
  • 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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Image 1/2: Stop wrapping just before you finish wrapping the handle. Image 2/2: The handle is the off color or unpainted portion below the tennis racquet head.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Mark a horizontal line parallel to the buttcap around the grip. Image 2/2: Mark a horizontal line parallel to the buttcap around the grip.
  • Wrap the handle top with the backing on.

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

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Image 1/1: Cutting with scissors is significantly easier, however if you do not have scissors that can cut the grip, a knife will work.
  • 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.

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  • Remove the backing and finish wrapping the replacement grip.

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  • Wrap the tape that comes with the grip around the handle halfway on the racquet and halfway on the grip.

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Image 1/2: If you do not wish to add an overgrip, skip step 12. Image 2/2: If you do not wish to add an overgrip, skip step 12.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Repeat steps 4 - 11 to apply the overgrip.
  • Pull the collar up off the handle.

  • Repeat steps 4 - 11 to apply the overgrip.

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Conclusion

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

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