An overgrip is a soft, padded, cloth like tape that wraps around the grip of your pickleball paddle. Why would you do this? Many reasons: increased sweat absorption; expand the circumference of your grip; and/or add more cushioning for comfort and vibration. Overgrips are inexpensive and come in many different colors and patterns.
Overgrips are generally applied from the bottom of the paddle or “butt cap” and up towards the neck or throat of the paddle. You can wrap the grip as tight or loose as you’d like, depending on how you like the feel. When you are done wrapping make sure the finishing tape is making contact with the grip as well as the paddle. Wrap neatly.
My Dad and I had fun shooting this video, a friend let us use his studio (only one take) so it may not be perfect, but hopefully helpful!
Here are a variety of pickleball overgrips to choose from: http://allpickleball.com/catalog/over-grip-brands
There are many choices to decide on – find the one best for you and your pickleball grip. The cool thing you’ll see when you go to this link is that Gamma has packaged an overgrip just for the pickleball player – Love that!
If you need help on how to change a replacement grip on your pickleball paddle see my past post.
5 comments on “Add an Overgrip on Your Pickleball Paddle”
I’ve found a paddle that I really love but unfortunately, they only make a 4″ grip now. I need a 4.5″. Is it advisable to build up a grip size by half an inch? My understanding is one wrap is only 1/16 inch so I’d need 8 wraps. Not sure if this is common and if there are other cons in doing that, like affecting the stability of the paddle.
Your advice is greatly appreciated!
What about the butt cap, where can you get them?
Hello Debbie, that is a good question. I do not know where you can purchase butt caps, but I am guessing if you check in with a paddle manufacturer they can help or will give source to find. Try in**@pa*******.com Good Luck!
I use an over grip because the blue Tourna Grip looks incredibly cool.
I’ve over wrapped my paddle since I began playing due to having some weakness in my paddle hand from old injuries. The larger size grip allows me to play for much longer with almost no hand fatigue which was a real issue when I stated playing w/ a smaller gripped paddle. Yet another good reason to consider over wrapping.