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.
Likewise, people ask, can I use overgrip as 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.
In this manner, 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. You might be on the fence about it.
Can I use overgrip without replacement grip?
It’s not a good idea to use an overgrip as the replacement grip because they are thinner and not as durable. … If you find your grip is too thick with the original grip and an overgrip (but you still want to use the overgrip), then you might want to take the original grip off and just use two overgrips.
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.
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.