Many men looking for tennis racquets will find themselves choosing between a size 3 (4 3/8 in) and size 4 (4 1/2 in) grip. If you’re on the fence between the two, I’d encourage you to go with 4 3/8 because it’s much easier to build up a grip than reduce it and the difference between the two is only 1/8 inch or 3.2 mm.
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.
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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.
To put it differently, the outline of the grip represents the tennis grip dimensions. In the US, the unit is in inches. For juniors, the typical grip size is about 4’’, and for adults, the average grip size is about 4 ¾’’. In Europe, the grip size is indicated from 0 to 5. You can check this table below for conversion:
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).
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1. 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!