1. Know what you need most from a grip: comfort, sweat absorption, or tackiness (stickiness.)
2. Understand the thickness of the product. Thicker grips produce greater comfort and absorption but may compromise power. Thinner grips may be tackier but hurt control
3. Make sure the product will fit your racquet. Some grips may only work for certain racquet lengths, brands or models.
4. Make sure the grip results in the proper size that best fits your hand. Our guide to Measuring Grip Size will keep you on track. Poor fitting grips can result in injury to the arm and shoulder.
5. If replacing a grip for equipment other than tennis, all the same principles apply except you must be sure it fits your specific equipment.
6. There are no rules! While you can’t really reduce your handle’s diameter, you can increase the overall thickness. See our guide to Increasing Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size. Try out a few grips until you find what works best for you. They’re cheap!
7. Get a cool color and make a bold statement! The color does not impact grip performance.