Whenever I hit the ball hard especially when I miss the sweet spot my racket is dislodged slightly in my hand. The problem is intensified when my hand becomes sweaty and the accuracy of my shots suffers greatly.

I started wearing a sweatband which did remedy the problem a little, however the grip is still far from satisfactory.

How do I achieve a better grip?

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Have you tried wrapping something over the base grip of your racket? Some people use gauze and can also buy overgrips which are meant to absorb moisture and provide a tacky feel. If you tend to play with loose hands overgrips can really help. These things I am describing (gauze and overgrips) are generally very thin and don't increase the overall size of the grip that drastically.

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    I have done some research today on grip size and since my finger tips were resting against the palm, as I understand with proper grip size they should just touch the palm ever so lightly. As you suggested I have put a couple of over-grips - they're indeed very tacky - it solved the girth problem as well. Will try the new set-up tomorrow and report results. Feb 28, 2012 at 21:52
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    added thickness really solved the problem Mar 1, 2012 at 14:47
  • Excellent - glad to hear you got it sorted out!
    – jamauss
    Mar 1, 2012 at 17:50

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