How Tennis Racquet Grip Sizes Are Measured. A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the ...
Manufactured tennis racquet grip sizes range from less than 4” for juniors to 4 7/8” for the largest adult hands. This might not seem like much of a range, but the difference even an eighth of an inch makes is surprising. Too large a grip can strain your hand, and prolonged use of too small a grip can injure your hand, wrist and elbow.
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Grip Size: EU Grip Size: Typical Users: 4'' 10-10.2 cm: 4: L0: Junior: 4 1/8'' 10.3-10.5 cm: 4 1/8: L1: Small Wmn: 4 1/4'' 10.6-10.8 cm: 4 1/4: L2: Std Women: 4 3/8'' 10.9-11.1 cm: 4 3/8: L3: Std Men: 4 1/2'' 11.2-11.4 cm: 4 1/2: L4: Large Men: 4 5/8'' 11.5-11.8 cm: 4 1/2: L4: XL Men
Tennis racquet grip sizes are determined by measuring the circumference around the edge of the handle. This circumference is measured in the middle of the racquet handle and the sizes range from 4 inches to 4 3/4 inches. The chart below lists the different tennis racquet grip sizes that are offered in the United States and the corresponding European grip sizes.
Method 1: Using a Tennis Racquet to Find Your Tennis Grip Size. Start off by placing the tennis racquet in front of you on a flat surface. Place the crook in between your thumb and your index right on the tennis racket handle. An example of this is shown to the left. The tennis racket head should be facing horizontal as in the picture.
A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch. You can also increase grip size using a ...
Below would be in between 4 ¼ (Grip Size 2) and 4 3/8 (Grip Size 3) If you have a racquet handy (pun intended) but no measuring tool, here is another good way to get an estimated grip size. Pick up the racquet in a “hand shake” grip, if you can place your other index finger in the space between thumb and fingers then that grip size is probably a good place to start.
There are definitely some players who love a bigger handle, the biggest one being Novak Djokovic. He uses a 4 ⅜ grip with two overgrips on top, which makes it even bigger for my grip size, not to mention a custom mold which is rectangular compared to what Head actually makes for their racquets. Most players that will use a bigger grip size like Djokovic are what I call wall players.