The best way to stay dry while playing tennis


You’re playing your local club tournament, and the third set is tied at five all.  The racquet flies out of your hand when you step up to hit a second serve.

Additionally, your racquet is cracked, and you lose the game and the point.  Would you like to avoid this situation?  According to thetennispredict, Tennis sweat can be combated by following these tips:

Make sure you bring a towel

Most people forget to bring a towel to the court, perhaps the most obvious solution. When you are playing a match, it is always a good idea to bring a towel and place it on your side of the court.

I am assuming most of my readers don’t play in tournaments that have ballboys available. Therefore, you can either put the towel through the fencing, or you can place it on the court at the back (a slightly less clean option).

You won’t be able to dry your hands without a towel.  If you wear a dri-fit shirt or shorts, you’ll find it extremely difficult to dry your hands on them. With a handy dandy towel, you can wipe your sweaty hands dry anytime!

Make sure you have extra grips

When it is hot and you sweat a lot, I recommend best tennis grips for sweaty hands.  It has been hot and humid, so I’ve gone through three or four tacky grips (Wilson pro overgrip).

When the weather is hot, I like to use Yonex Super Grap Overgrip. In spite of the heat, it seems to last quite a while, even though it isn’t quite as tacky and thin as the Wilson Pro Overgrip Sensation.  I recommend the Wilson Pro Overgrip Sensation if you prefer a really secure grip that sticks to your hands.

Everyone has different preferences, so keep that in mind.  Tournagrip is another excellent option, which I’ve used and recommend.  Compared to Wilson or Yonex grips above, it feels smoother, almost velvety, and isn’t as sticky.  It would be best if you tried a few grips before deciding which one works best for you.

The worst thing is to need an overgrip and not have one. Overgrips lose their effectiveness if sweat permeates them, so re-wrapping them won’t do the trick.  Prepare yourself!

Wear wristbands

It is very easy to keep your hands dry with wrist bands, and I use them every day.  Your hands become slippery due to sweat dripping from your arms and body.  With wristbands, sweat is absorbed by the wristband and does not go to your hands or racquet grips.  It’s also possible to look cool with wristbands too.

Also, wrist bands come in different shapes and sizes, so you can choose the thin smaller ones if the thick long ones bother you.  A couple wristbands (or a headband if I’m feeling feisty) are definitely in my bag when I sweat while playing tennis.  I save money on grips and keep my hands dry too.

Put on a new shirt

There are many obvious solutions on this list, but changing your shirt is one of the most obvious.  

Make sure to bring a few shirts with you to the court, preferably sweat-resistant ones (aka dri-fit, clima-lite, heat-geat, etc).  An uncomfortable couple of hours of tennis can be made worse by a sweaty shirt.

Whenever your shirt feels less like a shirt and more like a heavy towel, change it, move like Flash from the Justice League, and crush your opponent.  (Your shorts, shoes, and dry shirt) are game, set, and match.

Make sure you have a rosin bag on hand

Drying your hands with rosin is made easier by a powdery substance called rosin. A rosin bag is used to store the rosin.  Baseball pitchers often have their hands covered in white powder (the legal stuff) and rosin bags.  Tennis players can also use this stuff to dry their hands.

Trying a rosin bag might be the solution to your sweating problem while playing tennis.  The following steps will guide you through the process.  A sawdust pocket is another option.

In college, I cracked a few racquets due to sweaty grips, but now I’m racquet slip free! Racket throws are not counted.

Sweating while playing tennis is causing you problems? Try these tips out.  Unless you read this article before you drop your racquet or before the frame splits, you’ll have forgotten it a split second later.

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