Grips. Additional weight: 4-8 grams; Change in Balance: Negligible; Half size shrink sleeve. Additional weight: 7-8 grams; Change in Balance: 1/8 to 3/8 inch (1-3 points), depending on racquet weight and length; Full grip size shrink sleeve. Additional weight: 14-16 grams; Change in Balance: 1/4 to 1/2 inch (2-4 points), depending on racquet weight and length
They are pretty thin, so generally you can increase your grip size only a little - around 1/16” (or 1/2 a grip size). You should determine in advance whether you need a one size or a half size increase. A half size change could be enough to significantly affect your tennis.
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Increasing One Size (1/8”) The most effective way to bring your grip up one full size is using a heat shrink wrap. You will need pliers to remove a staple from the current grip, a heat gun the to shrink the wrap and either a new grip or you can use your old one if in good condition. Remove the current base grip carefully if this is down properly you will be able to reuse this later.
This is the PROPER way of increasing a grip size. Each heat sleeve will add exactly one grip size and maintain the grip’s shape. It is done by shrink wrapping a rubber sleeve on to racket handle pallet. It is quick to do and the preferred method by most racket brands. If you add a heat sleeve and it is too big, it can be removed.
Increasing 1 Size (1/8 inch) The easiest and most effective way to increase your grip one full size (1/8 inch) is to use a full-size heat-shrink sleeve. Follow the instructions above for installing a 1/2 size heat-shrink sleeve. Additional weight: 14-16 grams.
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A tennis racquet’s grip size measures the circumference or distance around the handle, ...
It's easier to increase handle size on most racquets. In fact, the majority of today's lightweight racquets' handles cannot be reduced in size. If you're between grip sizes, go with the smaller size and add an overgrip to arrive at the ideal fit. A typical overgrip will increase a grip by 1/16 inch.
Your index finger should just fit in between the two.If you can’t fit your index finger, it means the grip is too small and you should try larger sizes. If you can fit your index finger, your pinky, and another finger in between, it means the grip is way too large.