A grip for a striking implement includes first and second end portions, a knob portion, a handle portion, and an opening. The knob portion extends from a first end portion toward a second end portion. The handle portion extends from the second end portion to the knob portion. The handle portion also has an asymmetrical cross-sectional profile taken in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the grip, is radially recessed relative to the knob portion, and comprises a first slanted region. The first slanted region has a nadir toward the second end portion, an apex toward the first end portion, and an angle of 1-15 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis. The opening extends at least partially through the handle portion from the second end portion toward the first end portion parallel to the longitudinal axis. The opening is also configured for receiving a striking implement.