Do you want to change the grip of your racquet? But you don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Here we will help you by giving a guide that will help you to learn how to put a new grip on your racquet.
The Prep Work
Start with the set of directions that came with your racquet. You need to go through them and see if there are any unique instructions you need to follow. Moving forward, you need to look if the side of tape which goes against your grip is obvious.
If you can’t get a straight answer, then you may have to check the box.
Remove the Old Grip
You need to remove the overwrap on your old grip. Start from the bottom and slowly work your way up. Remove the rubber band which runs around the end of the tape once you get rid of the tape that was fixing the overwraps to the grip.
You need to slow down your pace so you can make sure the take is not stuck to the grip, and it will firmly leave the racquet as you remove it. You have to carefully remove it from the grip, and adjust the rubber on your racquet.
Once the band has become bundled up or turned inside out, this is your cue that you should get started.
You have to unroll a new tape and remove the plastic that was covering the entire length of the overwrap. Once done, you have to look for a separate tape which affixes overlap to handle. Now you need to remove the plastic which blocks a small piece of adhesive tape on the bottom of grip tale.
If it all comes with just one piece, then you are in luck. You need to start wrapping at this point. You have to get rid of the backing from the adhesive tape and put it on a small piece which will be on the bench.
You certainly don’t want to let this piece go as it is something that will suffice even if your grip is longer than expected.
Secure the New Fit
Once you are done wrapping you have to put solid adhesive tape on the overwrap to secure the grip better. If you already have an adhesive tape, then you have to wind it around the racket, and place the bottom on every unit.
Now you have to place the second layer of tape at the edge in case you want a thin grip. Just don’t put it too close to the edge or you will leave a gap that will affect how you hold the racket. This can have severe effects on the game.
Once done, you have to wrap the tape to the length of the handle, and move around a circular motion. This keeps the handle still and turns the tape instead of the handle. You have to tear the tape gently so if there is some room left, then you can adjust the racquet grips here.
Lastly, apply adhesive tape on the end of overwrap to secure it better