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Which tennis grip is best for sweaty hands?

by Mandar Marathe 29 Aug 2023 0 Comments
Which tennis grip is best for sweaty hands?

Sweat is an inevitable part of any sport. Tennis is considered one of the most intense sports since players playing it tend to perspire a lot. Irrespective of the climatic conditions, you are bound to sweat and feel exhausted after a game of tennis. Whether you are new to the sport or a pro, remember that the type of equipment you use matters a lot. The overgrip is one of the accessories that may not have drawn your attention but remains a vital part of a player's gear. 

 

Overgrip

An overgrip is a tape-like accessory wrapped around a tennis racquet's original grip. All tennis racquets come with a grip. Either the players can play with the original grip or have an overgrip on top of the original grip. Usually, it is seen that if there is no overgrip used, then the original grip wears away quickly. Once the original grip gets worn out, it is necessary to act promptly and either replace the grip with what is known as a replacement grip or add another layer of grip on top of the original grip. The latter is known as overgrip. The overgrip keeps the original grip secure and helps players better grip the racquet by absorbing sweat. Thus, the tennis racquet would not slip out of the hand of the player easily. Almost all professionals use overgrips. They select the overgrips based on their comfort and needs.

One very underrted tool to improve your grip are grip enhancement sprays or powders. These grip enhancement products are applied to the hands, enabling complete control of the users’ sports apparatus handle.

 

Overgrip absorbs sweat

One of the primary functions of an overgrip is to absorb sweat. Tournagrip is one of the most popular overgrips used by tennis players. Unlike the tacky and almost wet feeling from other grips, Tournagrips are very dry at first but gain tackiness as you sweat, making them perfect for sweaty hands. The Tournagrip is considered to be one of the best dry grips. It is well suited for humid conditions, and the racquet would not slip away easily. 

 

Tennis overgrips are a significant part of any tennis player's gear. They protect the original grip and handle, and since they are made of soft material, they are comfortable and can absorb some shock when the player belts the ball to the opposite court. They are also brilliant in soaking sweat. They usually have pores which allow for effective absorption. The dry grips do not let the racquets slip from the hand. They are also durable.

 

Rosin Bags

Besides, many people resort to using Rosin Bags. If you are sweating a lot while playing tennis, using a rosin bag can make a big difference. Rosin bags release the oil from the pistons in your hand, which helps you grip the ball better. Rosin bags can last long, but replacing them every few months is crucial.

Meanwhile, also checkout our blog on How To Enhance Your Tennis Racquet Grip For Better Control?

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