Best Replacement Grips
With well over a hundred replacement grips to choose from, we’ve picked a few of our favorites across the following nine categories to help you narrow down your options.
- Best overall leather
- Best overall synthetic
- Sweat absorption
We’ll mention a runner up for the non-overall categories to give you a handful to choose from if you have a specific preference in mind.
Best Overall: Leather – Tourna
Tourna is one of the best-known grip manufacturers around, and their ultra-responsive replacement grip is our pick for the best overall.
When it comes to leather grips, we like high-quality leather that’s clean, simple, and unbranded, and Tourna Leather replacement grips deliver.
These grips also come with beveled edges and adhesive backing so that the grip wraps flush and lies flat for an easy install.
Best Overall: Synthetic – Gamma Ultra Cushion
Our pick for the best overall synthetic replacement grip goes to the Gamma Ultra Cushion, which is available as a standard textured version as well as a ribbed contour option for extra control.
At 1.90 mm thick and 27 mm wide, this grip provides players with plenty of cushion and tack for a well-balanced grip that we find to be a great all-around option that suits a wide range of player preferences.
Sweat absorption: Wilson Micro-Dry Comfort
If you’re a big fan of replacement grips that help absorb sweat, then the Wilson Micro-Dry Comfort is your best bet.
With a higher-end thickness of 2.20 mm, soft touch, and micro-perforations throughout the length of the grip, we’ve found it to have the best sweat absorption of any replacement grip.
As a runner up, we’d recommend you check out the Head Hydrosorb Tour, which is 1.75 mm thick, offers excellent absorption, as well as a channel that helps ventilate the grip as you’re playing with it.
Thinnest: Tourna Pro Thin
If you’re looking for a synthetic grip that offers the feel and response of leather, then check out the Tourna Pro Thin, which is only 1.25 mm thick, but also has perforation for sweat reduction and some decent tack.
A great alternative is the Prince ResiThin, which is slightly thicker at 1.40 mm. Keep in mind that if you opt for either of these options, they’re going to reduce your grip size by roughly one size.
Thickest: Head Hydrosorb Comfort
The Head Hydrosorb Comfort is one of the thickest replacement grips on the market coming in at 2.10 mm and, as the name suggests, offers high-comfort and a more subtle tackiness.
Our pick for the best overall synthetic grip, the Gamma Ultra Cushion, is another great option that’s 1.90 mm thick.
The thickest grip we’re aware of at 2.40 mm is the Prince DuraSoft Plus (not to be confused with the DuraPro Plus), but as far as we know, it’s discontinued.
Tackiest: Dunlop Gecko Tac
If you love the secure feel of a tacky grip, then the Dunlop Gecko Tac is a great option that will help keep your racquet firmly in place.
The Gamma Hi-Tech Perforated grip is another reliable option that offers substantial tack combined with great durability.
Durability: Head SofTac Traction
Our pick for the most durable replacement grip is the Head SofTac Traction, which features a tough high-density polyurethane. At 1.80 mm thick, it also has good tack and air channels to help handle sweat.
Gamma Hi-Tech, which we also enjoy for its extra tack, is another option to check out if you’re looking for a durable grip.
Comfort: Wilson Cushion-Aire Perforated
If you’re looking to reduce the harsh shock and vibration that can often accompany playing tennis, then we recommend checking out the popular Wilson Cushion-Aire. It’s 1.80 mm thick and has perforation throughout the grip to help increase traction and deal with sweat.
Our pick for the thickest replacement grip at 2.1 mm also happens to be another terrific option for comfort.
Control: Wilson Cushion-Aire Contour
The Cushion-Aire Contour has a distinctive ridge throughout to give it an ultra-textured feel that helps keep your grip stable with comfort. It features a mid-range thickness of 1.80 mm and is tacky with plenty of absorption for sweat.
The Gamma Ultra Cushion Contour is the ribbed version of our best overall pick for a synthetic grip, which we’d recommend you check out as a fall back if you’re looking for a grip with maximum control.