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How to Regrip Your Pickleball Paddle: Don’t let your game slip!

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How to Regrip Your Pickleball Paddle: Don’t let your game slip!

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In this article, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step of how to regrip your pickleball paddle. We’ll also give you some tips on how to choose the right grip for your needs. So don’t let your game slip – read on.

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If you’ve been playing pickleball for any length of time, you know that your paddle can start to feel a little bit slippery. This is normal, as you sweat, your grip on the paddle will loosen. But there’s no need to worry! You can easily regrip your paddle in just a few minutes. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step. We’ll also give you some tips on how to choose the right grip for your needs. So don’t let your game slip – read on and learn how to regrip your pickleball paddle today!

 

It’s important to have a fresh grip. It will help you to have better control over your paddle. When you have a good grip on your paddle, you’ll be able to swing it with more power and accuracy. In addition, a good grip will also help to absorb some of the vibrations from the impact of the ball, which can save your arm from fatigue.

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Grip or overgrip tape
  • Scissors
  • Finishing tape (usually comes with the grip tape)

 

1. Order grip tape or over-grip tape.

Decide which type of tape you need:

Grip tape:

Grip tape is the tape directly applied overtop of the handle, or the base tape. Grip tape is thicker and more expensive and will last longer.

Overgrip tape:

Overgrip tape is applied over the grip tape. It’s thinner and more comfortable. If your grip size is too small, overgrip taped can help increase the size to a proper fit. Additionally, it works well for players that sweat often and need to replace the tape frequently. An overgrip can also help to reduce the vibration of the paddle in the hand.

2. Remove the grip tape you are replacing.

 To start, take the grip band off of the handle. After that, remove the tape you will be replacing. In many cases, you can simply peel away the finishing tape and then wind the new tape around the handle.

3. Prepare the tape.

Remove the grip tape from the package. Then, peel off the adhesive backing on the back of the tape. This side is sticky and will cling to your paddle’s handle.
 

4. Wrap the handle.

Start by placing the tapered part of the grip at the bottom of the handle so that it overlaps slightly. Then, begin wrapping the paddle around the handle at an angle, making sure to overlap each layer as you go. If you have extra tape you can cut it off with scissors.
 

5. Secure the grip tape.

The last step is to adhere your grip onto the paddle with the finishing tape that came bundled with the grip tape. Affix the tape around half of both the grip and paddle so that it’s tight and secure. Finally, replace the grip finishing band over the top of the finishing tape.
 

 

Summary

In summary, it is easy to regrip your pickleball paddle at home with just a few tools and some grip or overgrip tape. With a fresh grip on your paddle, you’ll be back to playing your best in no time!

FAQ

Q: How often should I regrip my paddle?

A: how frequently you need to regrip your paddle will depend on how often you play and how much you sweat. In general, we recommend that players regrip their paddles every few months.

Q: Can I use regular tape instead of grip or overgrip tape?

A: We don’t recommend it! Grip and overgrip tape are designed specifically for pickleball paddles and will provide the best results. Some tapes aren’t as sticky, and others may not last as long or provide a secure grip.

Q: I have big hands – do I need to get a special grip?

A: Not necessarily. If you find that the standard grip size is too small, you can try an overgrip tape. This will add a bit of extra thickness to the grip and make it more comfortable for players with larger hands.

Q: Do I need to use finishing tape?

A: Yes, we recommend using finishing tape to secure the grip tape to your paddle. This will help to keep the grip in place and prevent it from peeling off over time. A grip finishing band overtop will help further in keeping everything in place.

 
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