Many men looking for tennis racquets will find themselves choosing between a size 3 (4 3/8 in) ...
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.
It may not feel that way once it’s placed on a racket, but if you were to remove the replacement grip and put on an overgrip, you would feel uncomfortable. Synthetic grips tend to range from 1.19 to 2.10 millimeters, while leather grips range from 1.42 to 1,50 millimeters.
*Size 4 grip is generally seen for junior racquets. **Size 4 3/4 grips are not often seen any longer. The trend has shifted to smaller grip sizes.
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).
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!
Grip Size. Grip size is one of the important criteria for the selection of a tennis racket. A proper grip size gives you the comfort to hold a tennis racket. Grip size refers to the perimeter of a racket handle. The chart below depicts different grip sizes, starting from 100-102 mm and up to 115-117 mm as per European and US standards.