How to Choose your Tennis Racquet: Grip Size.
Grip It Right: Choosing the Perfect Tennis Racquet Grip Size
One of the most critical yet often overlooked aspects of tennis equipment is the racquet grip size. Your grip not only affects your comfort on the court but also your ability to control the ball and avoid injury. Let's dive into the world of grip sizes and help you find the perfect fit!
Understanding Tennis Racquet Grip Sizes:
How to Choose the Right Grip Size:
- Measure Your Hand:
- Hold the handle of the racquet with your dominant hand with a Eastern Forehand Grip. If you can fit your index finger between the palm and your longest finger, the grip size is good for you.
- Comfort Is Key:
- A grip that's too small can lead to hand discomfort and elbow injuries due to excessive gripping.
- A grip that's too large can reduce your control over the racquet.
- Choose a grip size that allows you to hold the racquet comfortably with a relaxed hand.
- Playing Style Matters:
- Baseline Players: May prefer a slightly larger grip for added stability.
- Net Players: May opt for a smaller grip for more wrist mobility.
- Demo Racquets:
- Test racquets with different grip sizes at our store through our DEMO PROGRAM to feel the difference in your strokes.
- Overgrips and Adjustments:
- If you can't find your exact grip size, you can make slight adjustments with overgrips to fine-tune your feel. In this case we recommend you to go with the smaller one, as you can always add overgrip or built it up with a heat-shrink sleeve.
- Consult with Experts:
- Seek guidance from experienced tennis coaches or racquet specialists who can assess your playing style and recommend the right grip size.
- Personal Preference:
- Ultimately, your comfort and confidence with the grip size matter most. If it feels right, it probably is!
Remember, the perfect tennis racquet grip size is a personal choice that can make a world of difference in your game. Take the time to find the size that suits you best, and you'll be well on your way to mastering your shots on the tennis court!
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