- Measuring the Grip
- Measuring the Length
How to Measure Tennis Racket Size – A blog post explaining how to measure the size of a tennis racket
Measuring the Grip
To measure your tennis racket grip size, you will need a ruler or tape measure. Place the end of the ruler or tape measure at the bottom of the beveled edge on the inside of the racket handle and measure up to the top of the bevel.
Wrap a measuring tape around the handle of the racket.
To get an accurate measurement, wrap the measuring tape around the handle of the racket, just below where your hand would normally grip the racket. Make sure the measuring tape is snug against the handle, but not too tight. Once you have wrapped the measuring tape around the handle, read the measurement and compare it to the racket size chart below.
Racket size chart:
-4 inches = Small grip size
-4 1/8 inches = Medium grip size
-4 1/4 inches = Large grip size
Note the measurement in inches where the tape meets.
Use a measuring tape to find the length of the racket. Start at the very end of the handle and extend the tape measure to the top of the racket’s highest point. Note the measurement in inches where the tape meets. That is your grip size. If you are using a ruler, make sure you are using inches, not centimeters.
Repeat steps 1.1 and 1.2 for each racket you wish to compare.
In order to compare different racket sizes, you will need to measure the grip of each racket. The grip is the portion of the racket that you hold in your hand. To measure the grip, you will need a measuring tape and a pencil.
1. Measure the length of the racket’s handle (from the bottom of the handle to the top of the racket head) with the measuring tape.
2. Wrap your measuring tape around the widest part of the grip and make a mark on the measuring tape with your pencil.
3. Unwrap the measuring tape and measure from the end of
the handle to your pencil mark to get the circumference
of your grip.
Measuring the Length
The first step is to find the length of your arm. To do this, hold your arm out to the side with your palm facing up. Measure from the base of your neck to your wrist. This is your racket length.
Unstring the racket.
Tennis racket size is based on the length of the racket’s strings. To measure the length of the strings, you need to unstring the racket. Once you have done that, lay the racket down on a flat surface and measure the string length from one end of the string bed to the other. The measurement you get is the racket’s true size.
Lay the racket down on a flat surface.
Find a flat surface to lay the racket down on, such as a table or the floor. Make sure the strings are facing up. If the racket has an uneven bottom, such as with many older wooden rackets, make sure it is balanced so that it lays flat. You can do this by putting something of equal weight on either side of the racket’s handle, or by balancing the racket on your finger in the middle of the strings.
Measure the length of the racket from the tip of the head to the butt end of the handle.
To measure the length of the racket, start from the tip of the head and measure down to the butt end of the handle. The racket size should be written on the back of the racket or on the grip. It is important to note that there are different size standards for adult and junior rackets. If you are unsure about what size you need, it is best to consult a professional or try out a few different sizes before making a purchase.
Repeat steps 2.1 through 2.3 for each racket you wish to compare.
2.1. For each racket, hold the bottom of the frame in your non-dominant hand.spin the racket so that the strings are facing the ground. The end of the grip butt cap should be pointing away from your body, and the face of the racket should be pointing toward your body.
2.2 Use a ruler or measuring tape to measure from the bottom of the racket’s face to the top of the grip butt cap.this is the “length” of the racket, and it will usually fall within a certain range for each player based on his or her height and age (see chart below).
2.3 Record this measurement for each racket in inches or centimeters.
Ranges for different players:
Player’s Height Racket Length (in cm)
Under 4’8″ 21-23
Over 5’4″ 24-26