As for gloves - only a tiny fraction of drummers is using them. DON'T use them until you need to. Just go on practicing/playing, work on your grip (grip your sticks just as strong as you need but still staying relaxed) and in 99.x% of cases you wouldn't need gloves. You should use sticks that are reasonable for your hands/playing style though. If stick grip/finish is an issue (having the sticks slip out of your hands) - try different sticks with some other coating/finish. If that still doesn't work (which is highly unlikely) - try gloves. But forget about them for now.