How To Put In A Tennis Replacement Grip
Learning how to put in a tennis replacement grip can help improve that old rack and your game. There’s no need to retire your favorite tennis racquet just because the grip has become too worn down. With a little patience, it’s fairly easy to replace your old tennis grip with a new one. If you’re ready to accomplish this task, than take a look at this list of items you’ll need to make replace your tennis grip.
To replace your tennis grip, you’ll need the following items:
- Tennis racquet
- Replacement grip
- Heat source
- Remove the old grip. The first step to replacing your tennis grip is to remove the old grip. If you’ve already taken off the old grip, than you can move onto step two. If you haven’t, place your tennis racquet within the vice grip with the handle facing outward. Make sure to use adequate padding between the tennis racket and the vice, or you may run the chance of scratching your racket. Use a heat source, preferably a hair dryer, which is the easiest to use, and place the heat source over your old grip. When your old tennis grip has been adequately heated, you can carefully remove the old grip. Warming up your old grip will help to loosen it from its original adhesive.
- Replace your tennis grip. Place the tennis racquet within your vice while using adequate padding between the vice grips to provide protection to the tennis racquet. Make sure that the handle is facing outward so it will be easier to place the new grip on. Before placing your adhesive on the tennis racquet, make sure you clean the old glue off the tennis racquet. Place a couple of drops of adhesive within the replacement grip, super glue is a good choice to work with. Place a few drops of adhesive on your tennis racquet. Don’t put on too much glue, but just enough to hold your new grip. Now you should carefully slide the new replacement grip for your tennis racquet into place over the racquet. Make sure that you don’t pause while sliding your new racquet on or it will begin to dry immediately. To finish your project, use your heat source and run it over the grip. This will help ensure that the replacement grip adequately dries. Wait up to twenty-four hours for your grip to adequately dry before attempting to use it.
If you happened to have any excess glue that ends up on your racquet or grip, immediately try and remove it with a towel. If this doesn’t work, you can use your heat source to focus on the infected area. This will liquefy the super glue so you can remove it from the area. Do this with caution though, since the surrounding area will become extremely hot. If your tennis racquet is painted, please use caution while running a heat source on it for long duration of time so you don’t ruin the finish. If you must, you don’t need to use a heat source to add/remove a tennis racquet grip, it just makes it much easier. Once you’re done with your project, make sure to get back on the court and give that old racquet a work out.