Tourna Lead Tape 1/4" x 72" For decades, players have been using lead tape to juice up their racquets. Pancho Gonzalez tipped off Jimmy Connors about lead tape benefits in the 1970's.The extra weight will act to stabilize the racquet at impact…giving more punch and solid shots with less arm strain. Even if you miss-hit, the extra weight will offset the frames tendency to twist. Skeptical? Then give it a try, and you'll feel the difference.