How to Replace a Grip on a Tennis Racket
- Remove your old grip. Peel off the grip, starting from the top of the handle. …
- Remove the staple. …
- Slide on the rubber band. …
- Secure your racket. …
- Wrap in the right direction. …
- Wrap the right amount. …
- Snip the excess. …
- Tape it up.
Also know, when should I replace my tennis grip?
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.
Likewise, people ask, how do you remove old tennis grips?
How much does it cost to re grip a tennis racket?
Services & Pricing
|Overgrip and Installation|
|Grip Resizing Increase||$9.90|
|Racquet Stringing Lessons||$50.00 per hour|
The replacement grip replaces the grip that came installed from the factory (aka. the original grip) and it is considered to be a base material for the overgrip. Since regularly changing the replacement grip is relatively difficult and expensive, most players opt-in applying an overgrip!
Base and replacement grips last between 1 week to 12 months, depending on how often you play and the quality of the grip. Synthetic replacement grips last shorter, on average, about 1 to 8 weeks, especially if used without an overgrip.
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.
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.
Despite the fact that the majority of the top tennis players in the world do use dampeners, surprisingly, the most successful male and female players currently playing on tour, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, neither of them use vibration dampeners in their tennis racquets.