Many men looking for tennis racquets will find themselves choosing between a size 3 (4 3/8 in) ...
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Over grips can’t fatten a grip effectively more than 1/8”, though, because each layer of over grip adds to the rounding-off of the bevel edges on your handle. 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.
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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.
5 (L5 or G5) 4 5/8 inches. There are two ways you can measure your grip size. A rough way of finding out is by holding a racket in your normal forehand grip. If the racket is of the correct grip size, the distance between your palm and longest finger should approximately be the width of a finger (pictured below).
*Size 4 grip is generally seen for junior racquets. **Size 4 3/4 grips are not often seen any longer. The trend has shifted to smaller grip sizes.
Check your current racket’s grip size. The bottom of your handle will list a number, typically 0 to 5. This number designates your grip size. In the United States, grip sizes are listed in inches while they are numbered in most other places, which is why your endcap might say “3” instead of “4 3/8” but really those are the same grip size!
This is the easiest way to measure your tennis grip size if you have a racket on hand. Simply pick up the racket with an Eastern forehand grip (check out our forehand grip explanations) and hold the racket in a natural grip. With your non-dominant hand, take your index finger and place it between the fingers and palm of your playing hand.
To learn more about how to string tennis rackets, check out Wilson’s racket stringing guide. Racket Grip Sizes. Racket grip sizes are measured 0 through 5, or in the US, 4(0) – 4 5/8. Most adult women find success with a 4 ¼ (grip size 2) while men typically gravitate towards 4 3/8 (grip size 3).