View Full Version : Blister with my grip

01-07-2010, 06:42 PM
I seem to always get a blister on my grip hand where my pinky finger meets my palm. I even tried moving up a grip size but sometimes it gets bad during a match. I don't like to grip the racquet very hard and that may be my problem. Is there a certain overgrip i should be using or something?

sorry if this is in the wrong forrm

01-07-2010, 07:18 PM
well what grip are you using anyway? by this i mean both grip as in technique and in brand name grip on the racquet.

01-07-2010, 07:31 PM
How are you putting on the grip? What kind of brand is the grip?
This may help you.


01-07-2010, 07:47 PM
im just using the stock grip that came with it. it says head hydrosorb. its a head youtek speed mp 18x20

i pretty much use a continental grip for most everything.

01-07-2010, 08:25 PM
hmm, well thats not good. um i recomend u try learning the proper form for forehand and backhand strokes cause i mean the pros use them for a reason, and that is because they work and do not cause problems.

about what green said, i dont think it really matters on how u wrap the grip. try getting some wilson or yonex over grip to soften it up maybe.

01-07-2010, 09:12 PM
How long have you been playing? When I first came back to tennis after long time away, it took a few weeks to toughen up my hands again. During the first week, I had really bad blister that poped and had to wear racketball glove for a few sessions until it healed.

Maybe you might want to try gloves if the overgrips don't work out?

01-07-2010, 09:58 PM
i got some bad blisters that eventually turned to calluses. I'd build the grip up with over grip. that helps to keep you from griping it too tightly and keeping your hand relaxed. try it with an old or used one and see how it feels. if you think u need to go bigger, get a new overgrip and put it on top of the older one. swing it around and see how it feels, just don't cut it or use the finishing tape. I have a baseball grip, meaning it's pretty big, but i like it.

01-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Basically, a blister is caused by rubbing on unprotected (uncalloused) skin.

Here are some things to check. Is there a "ridge" or exposed piece of the butt-cap where the rubbing takes place? If so make sure to cover the hard plastic with soft grip and over-grip.

Do you hold the racket handle in a firm-conventional manner? Check in tennis books for the standard ways of holding the racket.

Have you just started playing- or recently changes racket brands or sizes? If so you may not have had time to develop a protective callous. Do not play so long that you blister. When you feel any slight irritation, stop play. Eventually, you will build up some callouses.

Are you hitting the ball solidly in the center of the strings so the racket does not twist in your hand? Work on your form.