Customizing the size and shape of a grip on a racquet or paddle is NOT impossible!
Tennis racquets and their handles are split into three categories: Palleted, Foam Molded and Graphite Molded. Many manufacturers of tennis racquets utilize a pallet system in which the racquets are all made with the same “hairpin” and then pallets are applied at the factory to make the grip size and shape. Some factories apply a mold of expanding foam to shape the handles. Both of these styles can be modified. The third style, Graphite Molded cannot be modified.
The majority of racquets from Head and Volkl utilize a factory pallet system and we manufacture replacement pallets in-house. Changing pallets should be done by a professional racquet shop but anyone with the right tools and patience can typically change a pallet. Racquets from Babolat, Yonex and Wilson are foam molded from the factory and we can modify the grips but they are typically one-off and need to be done at our facility.
Most pickleball paddles only come in one size per model, which is absolutely ridiculous as everyone’s hands are different sizes. We complained to the manufacturers of pickleball paddles for years and eventually decided to fix the problem ourselves. We manufacture in-house pickleball handles of any size and shape. The majority of pickleball paddles utilize a wood or foam half-pallet that sits atop the core material. For grip size increases, we manufacture a pallet that completely encapsulates the core material making the grip nicer to handle. We typically replace the rounded pallets with 4 sided pallets and install an 8 sided butt-cap that is typically the preference for most. For the cost of modern pickleball paddles, ALL grips should come like this from the factory. We can make it happen.
Contact us today for more information about custom handles! Our typical turn-around time is 2-3 days for custom work and we can ship worldwide. We can either produce parts for you to modify your racquet or paddle, or we can complete the entire job for you. Don’t play another day with the wrong size or shape handle!