Looking after your tennis equipment is of great importance to your game, it can prolong the life of expensive sporting kit and provide the proper support you need.

Good tennis clubs such as Tennis World Lane Cove offer services to their members to help them keep their kit in top working order, including re-stringing and re-gripping rackets.

Of course re-gripping your racket is a fairly easy exercise if you follow the processes below.

Re-gripping a Racket

There are two types of grips for a racket, a replacement grip and an overgrip.

Replacement Grips

As mentioned above, replacement grips require that you remove all types of grips on the handle. Otherwise the new grip will be too bulky about twice the size you require. Sometimes at the bottom it can be stapled on which can bring difficulties.

You generally don’t have to worry about replacing the staples but if you want to it is perfectly fine to do so. Also, be sure to remove the sticky tape with the outside of the grip, otherwise it will be very annoying to remove when you have nothing but sticky tape on your handle.

Overgrips

Overgrips just require that you remove any previous overgrips. Removing overgrips is much easier than removing replacement grips since they don’t have the sticky tape, just some glue that keeps it attached to the butt of the racket, so all you do is remove that sticker and pull off the overgrip.

If you feel that all this is too much trouble then your local tennis club will be happy to provide a re-gripping service for you, that way it will be a professional job.