If you’re in the market for a tennis racquet, one of the many choices you have to make is which grip size. In this post, we’ve included instructions for measuring your tennis grip size, and other factors to consider when choosing the right grip size for you.
Measure Your Recommended Tennis Racquet Grip Size
There are 2 easy ways to measure your grip size.
If you have the racquet on hand, grip the racquet and place the index finger of your other hand in between your fingers and palm. You should be able to fit just one finger in between.
If you don’t have the racquet, you can measure the distance from the crease in your palm to the tip of your ring finger.
Both of these methods are demonstrated in the video below.
Reasons to Choose a Larger or Smaller Grip Size
Keep in mind that this measurement is just a general recommendation.
Individual grip size preferences vary widely, and you may find that a slightly larger or smaller grip size is a better fit.
It’s a good idea to visit your local tennis pro shop or sporting goods store and try out some different racquet grip sizes, to see how they feel.
Players who have a history of issues with arm or wrist pain might opt for a slightly larger grip size, which tends to help reduce such pain. If your grip is too small you might be gripping too tighly, causing your forearm muscles to work inefficiently.
On the other hand, one nice thing about getting a grip size that’s slightly too small is that you can increase your grip using some tennis overgrip.
Choosing a Tennis Racquet
Now that you have a better idea of how to choose a grip size, check out our posts on picking the right tennis racquet.