How do you deal with recurring blisters?

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  1. chris1992

    chris1992 Semi-Pro

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    I always have one particular blister on my playing hand in an annoying position between my pinkie and third finger on the palm. If i let it heal it comes back after about 10 hours on court. Ive tried using tape and special plasters but it just comes straight off as soon as i start swinging a racket. Any ointments or various methods you know that could help...thanks.
     
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  2. scotus

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    Gloves.

    Look for racquetball gloves or the "Bionic Gloves" for tennis.
     
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  3. ronalditop

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    Maybe you're using a gripsize too small for your hand. When the gripsize is too small, the racquet can twist on your hands on some shots which causes a lot of friction and therefore you get blisters. Maybe you could try adding one more overgrip and see how it goes.
     
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  4. JohnnyCracker

    JohnnyCracker Semi-Pro

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    Don't overplay. Blister is usually the result of overplaying. Keep your hitting session to 1 1/2 hour max.
    Firm up your grip. Maybe your grip is a little too loose.
     
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