Grip Size - How do I know the right size?

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  1. CV1

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    Is there a measurement I can do to see what the right size would be? I have pretty small hands for a man. It is 7 inches from the tip of my middle finger to my palm.
     
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  2. Spector

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  3. CV1

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    Do you have a link for this? Thanks.
     
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  4. Spector

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    They don't seem to have it on there site anymore. It was called the Wilson Easy Grip selection system. I can't find it anymore.

    However it correlated with the other measurement nearly perfectly. It was just easier.
     
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  5. origmarm

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    When I was first buying racquets I used to use the TW method with the finger. Now I find that they tend to vary between racquet manufacturers by up to what feels like a grip size so I have a rough idea but I always go down to the shop and actually hold it. For me between Head and Wilson for example it can feel almost a whole size different because of the shape
     
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  6. ps60

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    grip size is still a trouble to me.

    i can play L2 to a little more than L3. Sometimes i like it smaller, sometimes i like it bigger. The grip shape and the racket balance seem to have some influence on me. With a lighter racket, i can use a smaller size. But the best thing must be "tailor made" with some kind of plastic wrap.
     
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  8. SHUNGO

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    Hold the racquet with your playing hand.

    The index finger of the free hand should fit at your playing hand space, easiest way I believe.
     
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    Its better to go with what is comfortable, if you're still not sure go with the smaller size that still feels "comfortable" because in all cases a grip can be built-up, but in many cases it is difficult/expensive to go down a size after you figure it all out.
     
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  10. Spector

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    A word of caution though, don't go too smaller size.

    I remember I played with a 3/8 for awhile and on any returns of big shots the racquet would just twist in your hand. If I solved this problem by holding the handle tighter then it would lead to elbow pain.

    I then changed to 5/8 with a wilson pro overgrip and it was good, very stable. But wrist snap was diminshed.

    Thus I know go for a 4/8 with overgrip on it.
     
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  11. LarougeNY

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    My hand fits perfectly on the 3/8 size, but I use a 1/2 (less twisting).
     
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  12. The_1337

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    if you pick a size too small, you can always build up, but it's very hard to make a lot smaller.
     
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    For me, the right grip size is the one where I can just barely touch the palm of my hand with the tip of my finder when gripping the handle.
     
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  14. Pleepers

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    wow -that's a tight grip for most.
     
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