How to re-grip a tennis racquet

1. Put the small piece of finishing tape to one side and remove the transparent film from the outer-side of the overgrip.

2. Expose the adhesive starting spot at the tapered end of the grip and apply it to the racquet handle so that the grip is flush against the butt of the racquet.

3. Slowly wind the grip around the racquet handle, keeping the tension firm without overstretching the grip. If you’re right-handed wind the grip clockwise, if you’re left-handed wrap it anti-clockwise. This will help your hand to feel comfortable on the grip.

4. Overlap the edges of the grip by a consistent width – between ¼ and ½ a centimetre – depending on how much you want to build up the thickness of the grip.

5. As you get close to the end of the grip, stretch the grip a little tighter to smooth out any unevenness.

6. Wind the grip beyond the end of the undergrip up the throat of the racquet, continuing to maintain the same amount of overlap.

7. Feeling the grip, locate the edge of the undergrip and use a pen to draw a line around the overgrip at that point.

8. Unwind the grip from the throat of the racquet and use scissors to cut along the line that you have marked, giving the end of your grip a nice tapered edge.

9. Rewind the grip to the end of the undergrip so that you have an even finish and secure it with finishing tape, stretching the tape taut in the same direction as the grip has been wound.

10. For a secure finish, cut the end of the finishing tape at an angle and stick it down.

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