How to Install a Butt Cap on a Tennis Racquet

By Charles Judd

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Pull the butt cap straight out of the handle.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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


About the Author

Located in southeastern Kentucky, Charles Judd began writing semi-professionally in early 2005 for local publications. His work has been published in his hometown newspapers, the "Jackson Sun" and the "Jackson Times." He has many diverse interests and enjoys writing about various subjects. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial machine technology.

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