What are the most common tennis racquet grip sizes? As they tend to have smaller hands, women generally use smaller grip sizes than men. Most women play with the sizes 1, 2 and 3, while most men go for 3, 4 and 5. But your hand might be bigger or smaller than average - use the grip size that's right for you, and not for anyone else.
A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the circumference or distance around the handle, ...
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Method 1: Using a Tennis Racquet to Find Your Tennis Grip Size Place the crook in between your thumb and your index right on the tennis racket handle. An example of this is shown to... Wrap your fingers around the handle comfortably. Imagine you are gripping somebody’s hand. There’s no trick to ...
Grip sizes between 4-1/8” and 4-5/8” are easy to find in adult racquets. Larger and smaller grips are made for some racquets, but not all. Players with unusually small or large hands often have their racquet handles custom-sized, which costs between $5 and $15. Junior Tennis Racquet Grip Sizes. Juniors will usually measure less than 4”.
Next, measure to the tip of your ring finger, this measurement is your grip size. In the diagram below, the measured grip size is 4.5". In general, the measured length should fall between 4 inches and 4 5/8 inches. This measurement gives you a starting point in determining the perfect grip size for you. To be certain of your ideal grip size, actually hold a racket with a grip size closest to what you measured, and employ the index finger test (see a description of index finger test below).
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In fact, the majority of today's lightweight racquets' handles cannot be reduced in size. If you're between grip sizes, go with the smaller size and add an overgrip to arrive at the ideal fit. A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch. You can also increase grip size using a heat-shrink sleeve. One heat shrink sleeve will increase grip size by 1/8 inch.
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
Yes it is true some of the pros are using relatively small grips (Fed 3/8, Rafa 1/4) and it is true in my experience its easier to generate spin and extra pop on serve with a small grip. Then there are players like A. Zverev that appear to have a relatively large grip to hand size. Its all just personal taste, like string tension or anything else.