Hereof, why do tennis players wrap their racquets?
A tennis overgrip is a simple wrap that you can apply to your racquet handle to increase traction, absorb sweat, and reduce blisters. … Players of all levels can benefit from using overgrips to ensure their racquet stays secure in their hand, while also preventing wear of their main grip that came with their racquet.
Likewise, people ask, how long is tennis grip tape?
Most replacement grips available today are within the range of 19-29 mm—that’s about 3/4 to a little above one inch.
Should I use tennis overgrip?
So, do you need an overgrip for your tennis racquet? Yes. A racquet overgrip is necessary to preserve the original grip, add more cushion, absorb sweat and keep it from slipping in your hands.
Overgrips are applied over the original base grip, and they provide the feel of a brand new racket handle. When worn out, they can be easily removed and replaced by a new overgrip.
Federer, for what it’s worth, is using a racket that weighs in north of 12.5 ounces — far too heavy for the average club-level player or even high-level junior for that matter.
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.
Notice that all pros use overgrips. This is because overgrips are essential part of their tennis gear and they always have a bunch of spare overgrips in their tennis bag. New overgrip provides you with an amazing feeling, like you just bought a new racquet.
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.