I bought a second-hand tennis racket last weekend and I wanted to change the main grip. I wanted to remove the adhesive remains but it was way harder than usual. Then I realized there was a plastic wrap over the grip, which was rotating around the grip when I force it.

I thought that if I don't remove it, the main-grip might get loose when playing so I cut through the plastic and removed it. Cleaned the remaining adhesive and found another duct tape wrapped around the grip. Here are some pictures

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Is it possible that the racket is damaged and repaired? If yes, does it affect anything when playing with?

  • Was it shrink-wrap tubing? People use this to make the grip size bigger. I guess it's possible that someone tried to use it, but didn't heat it up enough. – Squanch Jul 2 at 0:37

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