How To Find Your Grip Size

Using a racquet with the wrong grip size can hurt your game and your arm. Learn how to measure your hand for the proper grip size.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. On your dominant hand, note that your palm has three main creases.
  2. Hold your hand flat, palm up, with the fingers alongside one another.
  3. Measure from the middle crease of your palm, up the line between your middle and ring fingers, to a point equal to the height of the tip of your ring finger.
  4. It's more accurate to measure from an inch mark on the ruler than from the end, but don't forget to subtract the extra inches.
  5. Round your measurement up to the nearest eighth of an inch.

Tips:

  1. For the average woman, this measurement will fall between 4 1/8' and 4 3/8'; for average men, between 4 1/2' and 4 3/4'.
  2. Most models of junior racquets offer a very limited selection of grip sizes.
  3. You'll do better playing with too large a grip than too small, but you can fatten a grip by 1/8 with an overwrap much more easily than you can reduce a too-large grip.
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