Many men looking for tennis racquets will find themselves choosing between a size 3 (4 3/8 in) and size 4 (4 1/2 in) grip. If you’re on the fence between the two, I’d encourage you to go with 4 3/8 because it’s much easier to build up a grip than reduce it and the difference between the two is only 1/8 inch or 3.2 mm.
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.
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For adult tennis rackets, grips are typically available in six sizes. As mentioned above, the grip size refers to the circumference of the handle. In most cases, the circumference is measured in inches. However, there are two main ways to label grip size – the European ‘L’ ranking system and the American circumference system.
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).
I think the most popular grip size for the male pros is 4 3/8, with quite a few using either one size bigger or smaller. Good list of pro specs from Jura somewhere. I read somewhere that one of the Bryan brothers is almost the only pro now using the 4 5/8 grip size. Smaller grips are supposed to help generate topspin.
Overgrips are much cheaper than purchasing racket handle grips over and over again. How do I know which handle/grip size to choose? Racket handles come in sizes 0-6 but most commonly 1-4 or 4 ¼, 4 ⅜, 4 ½, and 4 ⅝. The best way to really know is to play with a few different sizes first.