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How to Choose Tennis Grips

The grip is one of the most important elements of a tennis racquet and directly affects the amount of control you have over the racquet and your performance on the court.

A grip that is too small will cause the racquet to twist and turn in your hand, while a grip that is too large will decrease your ability to snap your wrists (especially during a serve). Improperly sized grips, whether too large or too small, can also lead to other problems which manifest themselves in injuries and strains in the wrist, elbow and arm.

Today’s grips are high-tech and available in enough varieties to allow you to customize to your liking. Learn the difference between replacement grips and overgrips, types of grip textures and feel, and how to measure your grip size.