Hand blisters

BlackMagic

New User
Trying to work on ball machine on my forehand but I keep getting blisters that hurt so bad I can’t focus on my form.
Anyone has any good tips with this? Thinking of using a glove but don’t know which one.
 

Slicerman

Professional
I've been dealing with some hand skin issues as well lately. The best preventative measure you can do is to tape your fingers. Use sports tape and also some sports pre-wrap underneath to avoid any extra irritation from the tape adhesive.

Possibly changing to a different type of overgrip might be worth considering. Maybe try something with more cushioning.

Also depending on if you have dry hands or moist hands, the amount of tackiness should be taken into account as well. For instance, lately I've been dealing with very dry hands due to over-washing, and I find that my usual tacky grips have been less forgiving on the skin.
 

BlackMagic

New User
I've been dealing with some hand skin issues as well lately. The best preventative measure you can do is to tape your fingers. Use sports tape and also some sports pre-wrap underneath to avoid any extra irritation from the tape adhesive.

Possibly changing to a different type of overgrip might be worth considering. Maybe try something with more cushioning.

Also depending on if you have dry hands or moist hands, the amount of tackiness should be taken into account as well. For instance, lately I've been dealing with very dry hands due to over-washing, and I find that my usual tacky grips have been less forgiving on the skin.
my blister is at the base of my thumb. I need to tape there. My fingers are fine.
here in Houston it’s hot and humid and I sweat a lot. There isn’t enough tackiness in the world for me.
 

Slicerman

Professional
my blister is at the base of my thumb. I need to tape there. My fingers are fine.
here in Houston it’s hot and humid and I sweat a lot. There isn’t enough tackiness in the world for me.
You should give Tournagrip overgrip (blue) a try. Its one of the best overgrips for sweaty palms and humid conditions.
 
Make sure your overgrip covers/overlaps the edges of the end cap.
Concentrate on hitting the ball in the center of the racket head
to avoid repeated twisting and turning- which causes friction-
which causes blisters.
Also, if this is a new racket, it may be rubbing a slightly different
area that has yot to toughen up. If you take it slow,
the skin will tend to thicken over the course of a week or so,
and that may help to avoid blistering.
After reading more, I see you don't yet have a overgrip. Get one.
It will help with any sweating problem and help prevent slipping,
it will cover the "sharp" edges of the
end cap that can dig into the base of your hand.
 

BlackMagic

New User
Make sure your overgrip covers/overlaps the edges of the end cap.
Concentrate on hitting the ball in the center of the racket head
to avoid repeated twisting and turning- which causes friction-
which causes blisters.
Also, if this is a new racket, it may be rubbing a slightly different
area that has yot to toughen up. If you take it slow,
the skin will tend to thicken over the course of a week or so,
and that may help to avoid blistering.
After reading more, I see you don't yet have a overgrip. Get one.
It will help with any sweating problem and help prevent slipping,
it will cover the "sharp" edges of the
end cap that can dig into the base of your hand.
Will do then. Thx
 

Fintft

Legend
Make sure your overgrip covers/overlaps the edges of the end cap.
Concentrate on hitting the ball in the center of the racket head
to avoid repeated twisting and turning- which causes friction-
which causes blisters.
Also, if this is a new racket, it may be rubbing a slightly different
area that has yot to toughen up. If you take it slow,
the skin will tend to thicken over the course of a week or so,
and that may help to avoid blistering.
After reading more, I see you don't yet have a overgrip. Get one.
It will help with any sweating problem and help prevent slipping,
it will cover the "sharp" edges of the
end cap that can dig into the base of your hand.
Plus I'm also trying to fix the problem of having the endge of the cap in my palm, as I switch grips. I'd rather have all the finger on the handle, to prevent blisters.
 
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