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Our size guide is separated by brand and sport to help you find the right fit for you.
Disclaimer: all sizes on the website are shown in UK sizes.
Buying a tennis racket can be a daunting process as there is so much choice in the modern game. Rackets are designed for a huge variety of players and it can be hard to know where to start. Here we have simplified the options into six easy steps so you can choose your new racket with confidence.
However if you do need some more help then please contact our experienced team on 0844 8476222 and they will be happy to offer you some advice. We also offer a demo service in our stores on most of the frames we stock, so if you are near one of our stores you may want to try a few out before making a purchase.
This is one of the most important aspects of your new racket to get right. If you select a grip which is too small then you can end up putting too much strain on the arm and possibly leading to injury in the long run. Grips come in five sizes (G1 – G5), these measure from 4⅛” in circumference to 4⅝” increasing at ⅛” increments. To measure your grip size you can use one of two methods:
The head size of racket you choose will depend upon your playing style.
The weight of the racket is very important and this can have a huge impact on your game.
The length of rackets only differs very slightly in modern rackets. Most rackets are 27” in length but you do also see 27.25” and 27.5” rackets. The longer length offers more reach and can also offer more leverage on the swing therefore helping to generate more power.
This refers to the width of the frame when held in profile. A wider beam will generate more power on the ball by enhancing the trampoline effect of the strings but this will also reduce the amount of control over the ball. In comparison a narrower beam will offer improved control.
Junior rackets range in length from 17” – 26”. In general a child should use the longest racket they can while still leaving plenty of space for them to swing the racket. Usually we would advise that a child should have about 1” clearance between the head of the racket and floor when they are holding the racket down by their side. Alternatively, below is a rough guide to help you chose the correct size for your child:
Adult Rackets are sized by the thickness of the grip rather than the length of the racket.
Measuring Up for Tennis Racket Grip Size: With your playing hand, open your palm and extend your fingers keeping them together as shown in diagram 1.1 below. Then take a ruler and align the edge with your third (ring) finger (A in Image) and the bottom of the ruler in line with the joint where your thumb meets your hand, so that 0" on the ruler is in line with the dotted line shown below (B in Image).
Your grip size is then determined by the measurement between point A and the line of point B.
The 'hand measurement' show below correspond with the detailed grip sizes i.e. if your hand measurement is 4 3/8" (110 to 113 mm) then you should select a Grip Size 3 racket.