How to Choose a Grip Size
Tennis racquet grip sizes range from 4 inches to about 4 ¾ inches. The size of your hands helps determine the ideal size grip you should use for the most comfortable fit and prevent injury.
If it’s too small, you won’t have a solid grip, which can lead to injury from over-gripping, while a grip that’s too large can put extra stress on your arm muscles and won’t be comfortable.
There are several ways to measure your grip size. Arguably the easiest way is to measure your hand with a ruler or measuring tape.
- Look for the prominent crease that run through the top of your palm
- Line up your measuring tape or ruler with the edge of your ring finger
- Measure from the top of your ring finger to the crease in your palm. The measurement should be somewhere between 4 and 4 ¾ inches.
You may also want to try a racquet one size above and below the size you measure to see how they feel. When buying a racquet, it’s easier to make the grip bigger than smaller. Adding an overgrip to your racquet will increase the grip size by roughly 1/16 of an inch.
It’s most important to remember that your grip should feel good. While we can guide you to the approximate size that you should start with, it ultimately comes down to personal preference.
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