Re-Gripping a Pickleball Paddle
Besides the titular pickleball itself, your Recess Pickleball paddle is pretty much the most crucial gear you need to play pickleball.
So keeping your paddle in tip-top shape ensures that you’ll have many more games of pickleball in your future – and many more wins, too.
Grab some replacement grip tape and let's get started.
When to Re-Grip Your Paddle
For the best pickleball experience, replace the grip tape on your pickleball paddle after 12 hours of play, or when it feels silky instead of tacky – whichever comes first.
New grip tape helps to keep the handle fresh and sweat-proof, gives you a better grip (who would have thought?), and keeps you on your A-game.
Out With the Old: Removing the Old Grip Tape
Try wedging a flathead screwdriver underneath it and pulling up, or using pliers – but be gentle! Then, remove any residual tape backing as best you can.
In With the New: Re-Gripping Your Pickleball Paddle
If you’re right-handed, you’ll get the best grip by attaching the grip tape to the butt of the handle and then pulling the tape towards the right as you wrap upwards.
If you’re left-handed, pull the tape to the left.
All that’s left now is to take your newly re-gripped paddle for a spin.
See you on the court!