How To Measure A Tennis Racquet
For those looking to start playing tennis, it is crucial to know how to measure a tennis racquet. The tennis racquet was be measured by weight and grip size. With the incorrect racquet size tennis playing can become difficult. When playing tennis, the racquet must match your hand and strength.
To measure a tennis racquet, you will need:
- Tennis racquet
- Measuring tape
Measure your grip. One of the components of measuring your tennis racquet is to get the right grip size. Grips vary from person to person. Grips are measured in inches. Open your hand palm size up. Measure the distance between the tip of your ring finger and the second line across your palm. Your grip size will be the nearest 1/8 measurement to this. Grips too tight will make your arm tired. Grips too loose will allow the racquet to move around.
- Measure the balance point. Use a pencil to determine if your racquet is head heavy or head light. To measure your racquets balance point place a pencil on the table. Place the racquet on the pencil. Adjust the racquet until it is balanced. Measure the distance from the pencil to the end of the handle. If the distance is less than 300 mm it is best for those who play close up to the net. If it is more than 320 mm it is best for those who play at the back of the court.
- Find the racquet weight. The last part of measuring your racquet for tennis is finding the weight. Weight can impact a tennis players game play. On the side of your racquet your will be able to see weight classifications. They are right next to the grip size. The racquet will have a two letter size on it. L for light, SL for super light, and LM for light medium. The weight is measured in grams. Beginner tennis players should use light and super light racquets. Make sure the racquet is comfortable for you to hold.