A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the circumference or distance around the handle, ...
*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.
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.
5’-6” to 5’-8” = 4 3/8. 5’-9” to 5’-11” = 4 1/2. 6’-0″ to 6′-2″ = 4 5/8. 6′-3″ and Up = 4 3/4. Kids’ rackets sometimes come in a smaller grip size, typically 3 7/8″. This size should work well for most children, though a 4″ handle can also be used if the smaller size is not available.
For most women, the measurement falls in the 4 1/8 inches to 4 1/2 inches range. The second method is to hold the racket and then slide the index finger of your other hand between the tips of your fingers and the base of your palm. If there isn't any room for your finger, the grip is too small.
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Grip Size. Grip size is one of the important criteria for the selection of a tennis racket. A proper grip size gives you the comfort to hold a tennis racket. Grip size refers to the perimeter of a racket handle. The chart below depicts different grip sizes, starting from 100-102 mm and up to 115-117 mm as per European and US standards.
The smaller the grip size the easier it is to move around and hit the ball according to how you want it to. Roger Federer uses a grip size of L3 which is 4 3/8 and it makes his ball thrive with topspin and power because it is on the middle end of the spectrum. Rafael Nadal, the King of Spin uses a grip size of L2 which 4 ¼.
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).