Many men looking for tennis racquets will find themselves choosing between a size 3 (4 3/8 in) and ...
The Continental tennis grip can be found by placing your heel pad and index knuckle on bevel number two if you are right handed (Bevel number seven for lefties). Start by holding the throat of the racquet with your non dominant hand waist high and perpendicular to the ground, so that you are looking down at bevel number one.
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) If you have a racquet handy (pun intended) but no measuring tool, here is another good way to get an estimated grip size.
1. Check your current racket’s grip size. The bottom of your handle will list a number, typically 0 to 5. This number designates your grip size. In the United States, grip sizes are listed in inches while they are numbered in most other places, which is why your endcap might say “3” instead of “4 3/8” but really those are the same grip size!
History of Tennis Grips. In the early days of the sport, the continental grip dominated. Wooden racquets strung with natural gut strings were the norm, and up until 1974, three of the world’s biggest tournaments were played on grass, including Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the US Open.
The tennis racket grip is divided into 8 bevels as shown in the diagram. The type of grip depends on which bevel the Index Knuckle and Heel Pad rest. All of the tennis grip diagrams below assume that you are right handed. If you are left handed just reverse the instructions.