Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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Removing the Handle

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For various reasons, some players choose to change their racket handle.  In this article, I’m going to give you a step by step process of what needs to be done.


#1 Remove the rubber


#2 Boil a large pot of water


#3 Dip the handle of the racket into the water and allow it to boil for 10-15 minutes


#4 Take the racket out of the water and dry it off


#5 Using a flat-head screwdriver, gentle pry the handle off the blade starting near the head of the racket


#6 Glue your new handle to your old racket with a light layer of wood glue


#7 Allow the handle to dry for 5 hours then adhere the rubber to the blade


If your new handle doesn’t perfectly match up to your blade, then take sandpaper and smooth out the rough edges.  I personally like both my handle and racket.  I use the Nittaku Acoustic Carbon Blade with Nittaku FastArc G-1 rubber available for purchase at Paddle Palace.


Watch this video as I demonstrate the process…