Don’t Lose Control of Your Game
Losing control is a horrible thing. Losing control of your racquet is even worse. Regripping your racquet can prevent injury (e.g. blistering) and loss of control of your racquet. Loss of control of your racquet can lead to frustration, anger and possible depression (okay, just checking to see if you were reading). Grips don’t break, but wear down, become dirty or dry out. Grips are cheap!
Grip Types – There are basically three different types of grips; smooth, perforated and ribbed. They are usually made of leather or a leather-like material and vary in texture or tackiness. They come in colors. There is no right or wrong grip. It is all personal taste.
Overgrips – These are much thinner than the original grip your racquet was manufactured with. They are meant to be replaced frequently; perhaps as often as every set. Most players that like a clean tacky grip, usually choose overgrips as this provides a “fresh” grip every time. Overgrips are also an easy way to “build-up” your grip if you are in between grip sizes, i.e. your racquet grip is too small.