What are the most common tennis racquet grip sizes? As they tend to have smaller hands, women generally use smaller grip sizes than men. Most women play with the sizes 1, 2 and 3, while most men go for 3, 4 and 5. But your hand might be bigger or smaller than average - use the grip size that's right for you, and not for anyone else.
The right grip size makes a huge difference in how a tennis racquet performs. A too-small grip requires more muscle strength to keep the racquet from twisting in your hand. Prolonged use of a grip that's too small can contribute to tennis elbow problems. A grip that's too large inhibits wrist snap on serves, makes changing grips more difficult and also requires more muscle strength.
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A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the circumference or distance around the handle, ...
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.
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!
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Tennis racquet grip sizes are determined by measuring the circumference around the edge of the handle. This circumference is measured in the middle of the racquet handle and the sizes range from 4 inches to 4 3/4 inches. The chart below lists the different tennis racquet grip sizes that are offered in the United States and the corresponding European grip sizes.