A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the circumference or distance around the handle, ...
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Why does my tennis grip size matter? Whether you're Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff, a club player or new to tennis, the correct grip size lets you get the most out of your tennis racquet. If your grip is too big or small for your hand, you won't feel comfortable on court. That's because you'll be straining to grip your racquet.
What are the Different Tennis Grip Sizes? The first step in selecting the correct grip size is understanding the different options. For adult tennis rackets, grips are typically available in six sizes. As mentioned above, the grip size refers to the circumference of the handle. In most cases, the circumference is measured in inches.
How to Measure Tennis Grip Size. Simply measure your tennis grip size like this: Start at the tip of your ring finger. Measure the distance down to the bottom leteral crease in the palm of your hand. Use your measurement to determine your tennis grip size from your Tennis Grip Size Chart below: Inches. CM.
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.
The first method involves placing a ruler on the palm of your racquet hand (right, if you're right-handed), on the lower crease across the middle of the palm, and measuring the distance from that crease to the end of your ring finger (see photo #1). In this instance, the player should use a grip size of 4 1/2 inches.
History of Tennis Grips. In the early days of the sport, the continental grip dominated. Wooden racquets strung with natural gut strings were the norm, and up until 1974, three of the world’s biggest tournaments were played on grass, including Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the US Open.