GripGrip | The Story

GripGrip - the Story

It was the same old problem, my son's cricket bat grip was gradually inching up the handle, then came the call of “Dad, can you sort out my grip?”

Only this time Dad, with the help of Grandpa, came up with a solution, off they went to the workshop and started experimenting and GripGrip was born!

From that initial inspiration Sports Tape Trading Company developed a specially formulated tape, which finally solves the age-old problem – the slipping bat grip.

In just a couple of minutes and for a few pence, an application of GripGrip stops the grip moving without any impact on the feel of the bat handle.

GripGrip – the simple economical solution, to a universal cricket problem.

What is GripGrip?

GripGrip is a highly flexible and stretchy rubber tape that when applied properly to a bat handle, will stop the grip moving. At Sports Tape Trading we realised that rubber doesn’t move much when it is stretched tight over rubber. In order to put rubber under a bat grip it has to be very thin or the batsman will feel it and that will not work. By employing a special vulcanisation process, we developed an extremely stretchable thin tape that has no negative effect on the grip; in fact it has a positive effect, making the grip feel more secure. GripGrip has no adhesive, it simply binds to itself, making it easy to remove leaving no sticky residue.

GripGrip is not however a cure all, in some circumstances it might fail to hold the grip. Perhaps your binding is unstable or dirty or the grip might be old. All these issues are covered in the FAQ page, if you still have problems please contact our team on