Activities Sports & Athletics How To Find Your Grip Size Share PINTEREST Email Print Sports & Athletics Tennis Playing & Coaching Gear Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Jeff Cooper Updated May 09, 2017 Using a racquet with the wrong grip size can hurt your game and your arm. Learn how to measure your hand for the proper grip size. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 5 minutes Here's How: On your dominant hand, note that your palm has three main creases. Hold your hand flat, palm up, with the fingers alongside one another. Measure from the middle crease of your palm, up the line between your middle and ring fingers, to a point equal to the height of the tip of your ring finger. It's more accurate to measure from an inch mark on the ruler than from the end, but don't forget to subtract the extra inches. Round your measurement up to the nearest eighth of an inch. Tips: For the average woman, this measurement will fall between 4 1/8' and 4 3/8'; for average men, between 4 1/2' and 4 3/4'. Most models of junior racquets offer a very limited selection of grip sizes. You'll do better playing with too large a grip than too small, but you can fatten a grip by 1/8 with an overwrap much more easily than you can reduce a too-large grip.