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gplracer 02-10-2013 06:53 AM

How does this grip size look?
 
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps50c14e7f.jpg 4 1/4 for someone 5'2" with size 9 shoe.

andfor 02-10-2013 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by gplracer (Post 7203910)
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps50c14e7f.jpg 4 1/4 for someone 5'2" with size 9 shoe.

Trust me. You can't go wrong with this guideline. http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/Gripsize.html

gavna 02-10-2013 07:48 AM

Excellent guide - but the issue asking folks on this board about grips can get dicey - you have folks who use a certain grip size only cause their favorite pro. Like all the Nadal fans grabbing 1/4 grips and copying what he does.......bet if they truly measured their hands they would find they need 3/8 or even 1/2 like just about every normal sized adult.

gplracer 02-10-2013 08:00 AM

True and some is preference. I just wondered if this grip looked ok or obviously too big.

andfor 02-10-2013 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by gplracer (Post 7204053)
True and some is preference. I just wondered if this grip looked ok or obviously too big.

Maybe a tad. Is there more than one overgrip on the handle?

If she can slide her index finger in there as in the example and her elbow does not hurt she's fine. Just know that when diagnosing tennis elbow one of the first causes is grip size. At her age if you stick with the diagram I provided you can't go wrong. No need to experiment with grip size until after they mature.

TCF 02-10-2013 10:47 AM

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andfor 02-10-2013 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by TCF (Post 7204393)
I agree with andfor, maybe a tad big. Never been one for allowing kids to lean on excuses regarding equipment as many great players had garbage for equipment growing up.....but in an ideal world she would probably be better suited to a 4 even, 4 1/8 grip.

But I do not agree that grip size is a huge diagnosis reason for tennis elbow. Been well in tune with sports doctors regarding tennis related injuries and thats just not the case.

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/e...tennisgrip.htm

From first hand experience I can tell you grip size may be "just one component" of correcting TE. Yea, the experts and studies say otherwise.......I do agree to play with what's comfortable, within reason.

String and racquet stiffness along with HH and lighter, longer frames are the major TE causes. But if a player has TE and makes the equipment corrections, follows treatment/rehab and does not improve, checking to see if grip size extremes exist is far from bad advice.

BMC9670 02-10-2013 12:43 PM

Hey gpl... my son plays with a 4 1/4 modified with a Babolat Skin feel replacement grip and a Tournagrip over that. End result is something a tad shy of original size. How big are his hands?

gplracer 02-10-2013 12:54 PM

I am not sure what lines on the palm to line it up to. He does not have real small hands. The reason for all of this is the fact that he is changing rackets and the 4 1/4 is in stock. The 4 1/8 is not in stock. He really needs it by this weekend.
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps0c04df39.jpg

BMC9670 02-10-2013 12:58 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't know how to measure either... I go by comparing his hands to mine and the "finger on the bevel" method described above. I always though it best to err on the larger side with the grip (within reason) to avoid him squeezing to hard and playing tight.

gplracer 02-10-2013 01:26 PM

I do not know either....

10ismom 02-10-2013 01:28 PM

The one Finger breadth to fit between the space is an easy measurement you'll find at TW and several references. It works well.

If you are pressed to get 4 1/4, it is 1/8 inch bigger than 4 1/8. You can rip the 4 1/4 original grip off and use a thinner grip to wrap the handle. If you can wait, then wait from the manufact. for 4 1/8. Have you checked several vendors yet?

Chemist 02-10-2013 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by gplracer (Post 7204673)
I am not sure what lines on the palm to line it up to. He does not have real small hands. The reason for all of this is the fact that he is changing rackets and the 4 1/4 is in stock. The 4 1/8 is not in stock. He really needs it by this weekend.
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps0c04df39.jpg

You want to measure the ring finger, not the middle finger.

coaching32yrs 02-10-2013 03:28 PM

Agree that sizing on TW is good. As one with elbow issues, have not experienced grip size as a factor. I went one size down w/ my grip a few years ago. The smaller grip puts more pressue on hand and wrist so be careful. Smaller grip allows me to generate more topspin, a little easier to "turn the hand". Would love to use poly strings as that makes a big difference getting tight spin- but they bother my elbow. Light head heavy racquets w/ poly strings not easy on elbow.


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