How to Install a Butt Cap on a Tennis Racquet

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Every tennis racquet has a plastic cap on the end of the handle known as the butt cap. This cap is often removed during the process of installing a new handle grip on a racket. Removal of the butt cap allows access to the inside of the handle, which can be used to counterweight the racquet.

Things You'll Need

  • Slotted screwdriver
  • Hammer or staple gun
  • Safety glasses
  • Remove the old butt cap from the tennis racquet. Butt caps are held in place with two staples, one on either side of the cap. Slide a slotted screwdriver underneath the staples and pry them out.

  • Pull the butt cap straight out of the handle.

  • Choose a new butt cap for your racquet. Many butt caps are designed to offer extra shock absorption. Choose a cap that best fits your playing style.

  • Install a new grip on the tennis racquet if necessary. Complete this process before installing the new butt cap.

  • Insert the new butt cap in the end of the tennis racquet. Press it firmly into the handle as far as it will go.

  • Secure the butt cap in place with staples and a staple gun.

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