Tennis Replacement Grips: A Comprehensive Buyer's Guide

Tennis Replacement Grips

A Comprehensive Buyer’s Guide

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When you purchase a tennis racquet, it comes with a stock grip, which is attached to the handle to protect your hand and provide comfort.

Over time, these grips wear down, lose their cushion, and require players to swap them out for a new one. That’s where replacement grips come in.

Beyond wear and tear, it’s common for players who recognize their grip has an impact on the feel of their racquet to replace the original with one of the many available options they prefer.

In this guide, we’ll review the different types of replacement grips available, share when you should consider changing yours, and provide step-by-step instructions for installing a new one. We’ll also provide you with our picks for the best replacement grips on the market.

Below you’ll find a quick recap of our top picks.

CategoryBest Grip
LeatherTourna
SyntheticGamma Ultra Cushion
Sweat absorptionWilson Micro-Dry Comfort
ThinnestTourna Pro Thin
ThickestHead Hydrosorb Comfort
TackiestDunlop Gecko Tac
DurabilityHead SofTac Traction
ComfortWilson Cushion-Aire Perforated
Controlilson Cushion-Aire Contour

For more options, check out the runner up we mention for each category in the ‘best of section‘ of this guide.