An overgrip is a soft, padded, cloth like tape that wraps around the grip of your pickleball paddle. Why would you do this? Many reasons: increased sweat absorption; expand the circumference of your grip; and/or add more cushioning for comfort and vibration. Overgrips are inexpensive and come in many different colors and patterns.

Overgrips are generally applied from the bottom of the paddle or “butt cap” and up towards the neck or throat of the paddle. You can wrap the grip as tight or loose as you’d like, depending on how you like the feel. When you are done wrapping make sure the finishing tape is making contact with the grip as well as the paddle. Wrap neatly.

My Dad and I had fun shooting this video, a friend let us use his studio (only one take) so it may not be perfect, but hopefully helpful!

Here are a variety of pickleball overgrips to choose from:

There are many choices to decide on – find the one best for you and your pickleball grip. The cool thing you’ll see when you go to this link is that Gamma has packaged an overgrip just for the pickleball player – Love that!


If you need help on how to change a replacement grip on your pickleball paddle see my past post.