Pickleball paddles come in a variety of grip circumferences with 4” being the smallest, followed by 4-1/8". We consider these sized grips to be a “Small Grip”. Men with smaller hands, women and younger players tend to choose this grip most often due to their hands typically being a little bit smaller. Paddles with a small grip usually have a thin grip tape covering the handle and lack cushioning. Small grip paddles can be wrapped with an overgrip over the existing grip in order to increase the thickness of the handle just in case 4 or 4-1/8” turns out to be a little bit too small.