By Brittany Rowland
Getting the right grip size for your tennis racquet will make all the difference, not only with the quality of your game but also with the comfort of your hand, elbow, and arm. You don’t want the grip of your racquet to be too long or, worse, too short, so it’s critical to get a proper measurement. Start by measuring your dominant hand from the tip of your ring finger to the crease where it meets the palm.
Here’s a guide to the average sizes for men, women, and children/juniors.
|Men||4 3/8” to 4 5/8”|
|Women||4 1/8” to 3/8”|
If you’re between eighths of an inch, round down. You can “fatten” up the grip with an overgrip easily, but you can’t cut down the length of a grip as easily. If your grip size falls outside the range of the average grip size (4 1/8” to 4 5/8”), you may need to have the grip custom made, which may run you up to $15.
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