How To Find Tennis Grip Size
Do you need to know how to find your tennis grip size? Playing tennis with the wrong grip size can hurt your game and possibly hurt your arm in the process. Using a tennis racquet with the right grip size will improve your performance and comfort. There are multiple methods for finding proper grip size. For the purpose of this tutorial, the "direct measurement" method is used. Check out the links below for more ideas.
- Using your dominant hand (left or right), note that your palm has three primary crease lines.
- Hold your palm upwards.
- Measuring from the middle crease of your palm up the line between your middle and ring fingers to a point that is equal to the height of the tip of your ring finger.
- Take your measurement and round it to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
- You now have your tennis grip size.
The average female has a measurement that will fall between 4 1/8" and 4 3/8". The average male tennis player's measurement will fall between 4 1/2" and 4 3/4". Some people claim that you will do better with too large of a grip as opposed too small of a grip, but that's debatable. If you purchase a tennis racquet with grip that is too small, you can easily add over-wrap tape to increase the thickness.
Your tennis grip should be replaced routinely, depending on how often you play. Over time, the grip will become worn out and lose its effectiveness. A fresh, properly measured grip will increase your comfort, reduce the chance of injury and improve your game.