In fact, the majority of today’s lightweight racquets’ handles cannot be reduced in size. If you’re between grip sizes, go with the smaller size and add an overgrip to arrive at the ideal fit. A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch. You can also increase grip size using a heat-shrink sleeve.
Keeping this in view, how often should you change the grip on your tennis racket?
A general rule you can follow is to replace your overgrip every 6-8 hours of play, and your replacement grip 1-3 times per year.
Also, how do you remove old tennis grips?
Can I make my tennis grip bigger?
If the old grip is a cushion grip, install a thinner replacement grip. This may reduce the grip size just enough for your needs. Remove the grip and install one or two thin overwraps onto the bare handle. This makes the grip significantly smaller but you lose the cushioning you get from a replacement grip.
Many players are curious whether or not they can use an overgrip without a replacement grip. The short answer is yes. … If you remove your thicker base grip and only use an overgrip, your racquet handle is going to be smaller, which can make it difficult for you to maintain control of your racquet.
Grips are either replacement grips OR overgrips. A replacement grip can be applied directly onto the handle of a racquet, they have a sticky backing and offer a reasonable amount of cushioning. An overgrip, on the otherhand, does not have a sticky backing and is typically much thinner.
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Changing your tennis overgrip—or regripping your racket—is simple to do, and essential for every tennis player to learn: Remove your old overgrip. … Use scissors or your nails to peel off the finishing tape (the little piece of tape securing the overgrip to itself), then unwrap the grip.
Ruler Test: To measure grip size using the ruler test, first place the fingers of your racket hand together, then align a ruler’s edge with the the bottom horizontal crease of your palm. Next, measure to the tip of your ring finger, this measurement is your grip size.