On the tennis market there are two types of grips: the basic grip and the overgrip. Another name for basic grip is a replacement grip or standard grip. It is the grip that is placed on the "naked basic framework" of the handle of a tennis racket. It serves to counteract the vibrations, which arise at the moment that the racket contacts the ball. A good basic grip is very important for your tennis game. The cushioning, grip and sweat absorption that the grip provides will add to your game.