A lot of times, people ask me to re-grip their racquet. I am always happy to do it for them, since it is easy. AND here, I’ll show you how it is done. I am putting on an overgrip here, but it is same concept for a replacement grip as well.
1. Undo the grip and look for the little sticker on the back. Peel it off.
2. Stick it to the top of the handle. Make sure it is FLUSH with the buttcap. (Note that the rest of the grip is facing the right. That’s because I am right-handed. If you are left-handed, you can grip it the opposite way.)
3. Basically, you want to make sure the butt of the handle looks nice with no crinkles. It is OKAY to stretch the grip a little to make that happen to start. Afterwards, it is easy – just keep wrapping down. (How much overlap is all on preference – I like just a little bit; about the thickness of a coin.)
4. Cutting the remainder of the grip is probably the most confusing part, and unnecessary. So you can wrap the rest all the way around and skip to #5, or keep going.
4a. Keep wrapping down until you reach the end of the original grip – where it is taped.
4b. Mark your grip at that point, either mentally or with a pen.
4c. Cut the grip from the INSIDE towards the OUTSIDE in a diagonal. What this means, is that you cut from your mark in a straight line from the right side of the grip to the left side of the grip, width-wise.
4d. Picture of completed cut on left.
5. Take the tape that comes with the grip and wrap it around the end.