The best method for determining the grip size of a tennis racket is to measure the length between the tip of the ring finger (on your hitting hand) and the second line on your palm. This picture shows how to do this best. The measured length in ‘mm’ corresponds to the perimeter of the tennis racket handle.
Simply so, what does 4 3 8 mean on a tennis racquet?
You are measuring the tape from the crease to the end of your ring finger. Below would be in between 4 ¼ (Grip Size 2) and 4 3/8 (Grip Size 3)
Additionally, what is the standard tennis racquet size?
What size is a full size tennis racket?
Determining the correct grip size
|L1 (4 1/8″)||4 and 1/8″ (4.125 inches)|
|L2 (4 1/4″)||4 and 2/8″ (4.25 inches)|
|L3 (4 3/8″)||4 and 3/8″ (4.375 inches)|
|L4 (4 1/2″)||4 and 4/8″ (4.5 inches)|
The first number, 16, is the number of mains in the strings. Those are the ones the run up and down from the top of the head toward the handle. The 2nd number, 19, are the number of cross strings. Those are the ones that run from side to side. The fewer amounts of strings in a racquet will equal more spin.
Grip size conversion table
|European Grip size||US Grip size in inches|
|1 (L1 or G1)||4 1/8 inches|
|2 (L2 or G2)||4 1/4 inches|
|3 (L3 or G3)||4 3/8 inches|
|4 (L4 or G4)||4 1/2 inches|