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racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 04:55 PM
You must be under 5'10 to join as a guy and under 5'7 as a women...
Here is where we talk about what kind of racquets that short people mostly use...

I'm 14 and I measure at 5'1...

Mostly, I prefer extended length, at least 27.5 inches, 27.25 isn't long enough for me...

Also, since strategy is a bit different when your shorter, what are your tactics against different kinds of players?

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
02-03-2008, 04:57 PM
I am 5'7", but I am 23 years old.

27" racket, MicroGel Extreme Pro.



I think at 5'1", you have a little more growing to go. *Keep the finger crossed*

jmverdugo
02-03-2008, 05:07 PM
Count me in, im 5' 8", I use regular a lenght racket, RDS001 MP. Im 30 so no more growing up for me.

TheShaun
02-03-2008, 05:13 PM
5'7" - 26 yrs. old and i'm done growing too. i'm using a t-fight 335 right now.

TheShaun
02-03-2008, 05:13 PM
what grip size are you guys using? i use 3/8

quicken
02-03-2008, 05:13 PM
YEa me too im only 5'8''

I use 3/8 mostly... but one racuqet was mistakenly bought and thats 1/2 (a little too big)

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 05:22 PM
YEa me too im only 5'8''

I use 3/8 mostly... but one racuqet was mistakenly bought and thats 1/2 (a little too big)

I use 3/8 also...

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
02-03-2008, 05:28 PM
Grip size 4 3/8. :)

Venetian
02-03-2008, 05:42 PM
There should be a height limit in this club. Let's make it less subjective. =) What's with these dudes that are 5'8"? That's normal!

5'5" here, and using a PD Junior. That's right the Junior (the one made for kids). "4" even" grip size; hence the junior racquet since adult racquets don't come in that size and I don't want to pay to get the grips custom molded. I play great with it even though it's 26.5 inches long, and I slapped a bunch of lead on it.

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 05:47 PM
There should be a height limit in this club. Let's make it less subjective. =) What's with these dudes that are 5'8"? That's normal!

5'5" here, and using a PD Junior. That's right the Junior (the one made for kids). "4" even" grip size; hence the junior racquet since adult racquets don't come in that size and I don't want to pay to get the grips custom molded. I play great with it even though it's 26.5 inches long, and I slapped a bunch of lead on it.

I thought normal for the average adult male was 5'11...

Venetian
02-03-2008, 05:50 PM
I guess "normal" is subjetive too. If you're talking about the average male height it varies from region to region. Not sure what it would be for earth.

lawrence
02-03-2008, 06:10 PM
5'5" here, and using a PD Junior. That's right the Junior (the one made for kids). "4" even" grip size; hence the junior racquet since adult racquets don't come in that size and I don't want to pay to get the grips custom molded. I play great with it even though it's 26.5 inches long, and I slapped a bunch of lead on it.

hi5*
except im using an n6.1team (dropped the ps85 cos it was raping my shoulder)

moxio
02-03-2008, 06:12 PM
Isn't average height 5'9" ish?

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:27 PM
I forgot to add that I'm 23.

And as for tactics against taller guys, I'm quick so I can cover the court well; and I rely on shot placement more than sheer power. I use the forehand slice a lot to make taller guys dig down too.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:29 PM
Isn't average height 5'9" ish?

I couldn't find an average height for all of Earth. In China the average male height is 5'4.9". In the U.S. it's 5'10" I think. I bet the earthly average is somewhere around 5'9" though. That's why I think there should be a limit. If your 1 inch under the average world height are you really short?

moxio
02-03-2008, 06:33 PM
Yeah I imagine anything 5'7" to 5'11" is fairly average.

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 06:34 PM
I couldn't find an average height for all of Earth. In China the average male height is 5'4.9". In the U.S. it's 5'10" I think. I bet the earthly average is somewhere around 5'9" though. That's why I think there should be a limit. If your 1 inch under the average world height are you really short?

The requirement is that you have to be at least 5'11 or under for this club... :wink:

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:35 PM
Lol. Why not make it an even 6 feet? The Shorter than 6'1" Persons Club!

crazy8tiger
02-03-2008, 06:36 PM
I'm in this club for now I guess,
5'8" and 14 in October.

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 06:37 PM
Lol. Why not make it an even 6 feet? The Shorter than 6'1" Persons Club!

Ehhhh, whatever...

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:37 PM
I'm in this club for now I guess,
5'8" and 14 in October.

Oh come on now!=)

You'll probably be 6'2" by the time your 21.

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 06:41 PM
Oh come on now!=)

You'll probably be 6'2" by the time your 21.

Hmm, how tell were all of you when your were our age?

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:43 PM
Maybe an inch or two shorter than I am now. I distinctly remember everyone around me shooting up freshman year of high school, and me staying the same.

CantBeBeat2
02-03-2008, 06:43 PM
im 18 and a senior in high school and im 5'10.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:45 PM
im 18 and a senior in high school and im 5'10.

Ok you're officially banned from this club.

I'm just waiting for some 12 year old who's 6'5" to join.

kctennis1005
02-03-2008, 06:47 PM
Ok you're officially banned from this club.

I'm just waiting for some 12 year old who's 6'5" to join.

im 16 and 6'5"....can i join?

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:47 PM
If anyone is over the national average height for the U.S. you are officially not short. Take your viking friends and start your own club. =P

CantBeBeat2
02-03-2008, 06:47 PM
Ok you're officially banned from this club.

I'm just waiting for some 12 year old who's 6'5" to join.

how am i banned im under 6'1.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:48 PM
im 16 and 6'5"....can i join?

You can if you're Scandinavian. If so, welcome.

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 06:50 PM
how am i banned im under 6'1.

I'm about 90% sure that he's kidding...

Closer to 85%, actually...

kctennis1005
02-03-2008, 06:50 PM
You can if you're Scandinavian. If so, welcome.

nope...sorry not scandinavian. i was under 5'11" when i was 12 so can i join haha

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:52 PM
nope...sorry not scandinavian. i was under 5'11" when i was 12 so can i join haha

You can join because I like your style. You're now an honorary short person. But you have walk on your knees for a few days as a test of your commitment.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:53 PM
how am i banned im under 6'1.

You're not angry enough. If you were short you would have short man syndrome and lash out randomly at people like I do.

crazy8tiger
02-03-2008, 06:54 PM
You can join because I like your style. You're now an honorary short person. But you have walk on your knees for a few days as a test of your commitment.

Lol, am I kicked out of the club once I hit 6'1"?

es-0
02-03-2008, 06:55 PM
Freshman year of highschool I was 5'3"-5'4"

Now, Junior year.. I'm 6'.. so I'm fairly happy with it.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:55 PM
Lol, am I kicked out of the club once I hit 6'1"?

Not if you show the kind of dedication that kctennis1005 has.

Steven87
02-03-2008, 06:56 PM
16 and 5'8"
Pretty embarassing

CantBeBeat2
02-03-2008, 06:56 PM
You're not angry enough. If you were short you would have short man syndrome and lash out randomly at people like I do.

yeah im an average height but i fit the requirements according to the original poster.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:56 PM
Freshman year of highschool I was 5'3"-5'4"

Now, Junior year.. I'm 6'.. so I'm fairly happy with it.

You can have a plaque on the club wall, but you can't join.

Venetian
02-03-2008, 06:59 PM
yeah im an average height but i fit the requirements according to the original poster.

Yeah but the club council took a vote and determined he was drinking when he said that. So we ammended it. Also, I'm the only short guy posting right now so I pretty much run the show.

es-0
02-03-2008, 07:01 PM
You can have a plaque on the club wall, but you can't join.

I'll enjoy my plaque, thank you. Will you ship it to me? Will there be ceremonies?

Venetian
02-03-2008, 07:02 PM
I'll enjoy my plaque, thank you. Will you ship it to me? Will there be ceremonies?

You'll have to come to the club house to see it. And you'll have to stand outside since you can't come in. And you'll have to duck down to see in cause the windows are pretty low.

SpinningForehand
02-03-2008, 07:07 PM
5'6" and 16 years old, done growing according to my doc.. :???:

and "short" should only be considered under 5'9", not 6'1".. :)

es-0
02-03-2008, 07:08 PM
Well that's OK. I'll enjoy my plaque none-the-less. But, I only really grew in the last year. I happy with it.

Enjoy your club.

sharpilistik
02-03-2008, 07:31 PM
You'll have to come to the club house to see it. And you'll have to stand outside since you can't come in. And you'll have to duck down to see in cause the windows are pretty low.

this is the funniest post ive read in awhile :D thanks!

slice bh compliment
02-03-2008, 07:44 PM
You must be under 6'1 to join...
Here is where we talk about what kind of racquets that short people mostly use...



Wow. 6'1'' and under? Hmmm. People see me as tall-ish. I am 6 feet even and in America. Probably a little taller with shoes on.

Did not think I'd qualify for entrance to this club, but I'm supportive, and I'm here if you're cool with it. And in terms of PRO TENNIS, I think you're right, 6'0'' is on the small end.

I've always found myself rooting for the likes of Mac, Rios, Roger Federer (a touch over 6'1'', so probably not a part of this club), Ferru, Santoro, Kohlschreiber, the Rochus brothers and Donald Young over taller opponents.

On the other hand, I identify with playing styles like Tsonga, Rafter, Becker and Guga.

I use a 27 inch frame with a size 6 grip.

Well, here's to the great game of tennis -- good for all sizes.

Alafter
02-03-2008, 07:49 PM
I am 5'6". Trying to get girls sucked back in college.

That aside, my current thought on weapon is the short angles.

Voltron
02-03-2008, 07:49 PM
I use 3/8 also... Good God I have tiny hands, I'm 6'2" and I use a 3/8 as well. :lol:

moxio
02-03-2008, 07:58 PM
I think the standards should be lowered. Honestly, 6'1" is too high. We should make it 5'9"

racquet_jedi
02-03-2008, 08:28 PM
Yeah but the club council took a vote and determined he was drinking when he said that. So we ammended it. Also, I'm the only short guy posting right now so I pretty much run the show.

Yes, let's ignore the guy that made this thread...:wink:

I think the standards should be lowered. Honestly, 6'1" is too high. We should make it 5'9"

It is actually 6 flat and under, the rule says that you must be under 6'1"...

tursafinov
02-03-2008, 10:41 PM
I'd like a membership please.

I'm 19 and 5'7 1/2''

Last time I had a physical the nurse taking my measurements told me.

I was like, "Wait, I can stand a bit straighter. Try again."

She actually had the nerve to say, "No, you're 5' 7 1/2'' ...and that's being generous ."

wow that was a sore ego day.

My racquet is the T-Fight 335 with an L2-4 1/4

My first Pure Drive was 4 1/2 and I felt fine.
After reading Guga Kuerten used just a bare handle pallet with an overgrip I wanted to try it.

Sure enough I liked. so I measured it out to be 4 1/4 and stuck with it.
I'm a Shotmaker everyone I've ever played has been taller and more powerful than me. So I just try for forehand winners and aces.
I've heard that is how Fernando Gonzalez learned to play his aggressive style.
He only played adults and had to hit hard winners and keep points short to win.

My best asset is footspeed and creativity follows closely.

~ Tursa

my_forehand
02-04-2008, 12:49 AM
You must be under 6'1 to join...
Here is where we talk about what kind of racquets that short people mostly use...

I'm 14 in less than a week and measure at 5'1...

Mostly, I prefer extended length, at least 27.5 inches, 27.25 isn't long enough for me...

Also, since strategy is a bit different when your shorter, what are your tactics against different kinds of players?

Turned 14 on the 1st of Feb :)

5'5.

Venetian
02-04-2008, 03:18 AM
Yes, let's ignore the guy that made this thread...:wink:



It is actually 6 flat and under, the rule says that you must be under 6'1"...

Sorry, you were gone at the time. Somebody had to take command.

Andres
02-04-2008, 06:06 AM
I think at 5'1", you have a little more growing to go. *Keep the finger crossed*
Yeah, but he's 14. Don't expect him to grow much more than 5'10' at best. I was already 5'8' when I was 15, and I grew up to 6'4'.

crazy8tiger
02-04-2008, 07:40 AM
Most of the taller players have usually had pretty big groundstrokes so I will usually use their pace to my advantage. Being I've only played for a few months, the only real tactic that has seemed to work for me has been using my forehand to hit cross-court and down-the-line running my opponent around. However this cost me my stamina in later matches in tournaments. I'm hoping I can grow a few more inches to work on S&V to add some variety.

WBF
02-04-2008, 07:53 AM
Why is this the short persons club if 6'0 people are included? I', 6'0 and face none of the disadvantages short people face :)

Racquets in my sig. 4 3/8's.

jmiller
02-04-2008, 09:30 AM
hahaha *takes a look around* short people make me laugh and extremely short people make me want to punt them through a field goal. i'm 6'4 and 19.

jmsx521
02-04-2008, 09:54 AM
You must be under 6'1 to join...You call 6' people short? What does that make me at 5'4": Miniature?!

Andres
02-04-2008, 10:00 AM
6'1' ???

If the average guy in the states is 5'10', a short guy should be anyone BELOW average!

In my opinion, a short guy is a guy 5'9 and under.

Venetian
02-04-2008, 10:38 AM
You must be under 6'1 to join...
Here is where we talk about what kind of racquets that short people mostly use...

I'm 14 in less than a week and measure at 5'1...

Mostly, I prefer extended length, at least 27.5 inches, 27.25 isn't long enough for me...

Also, since strategy is a bit different when your shorter, what are your tactics against different kinds of players?

It's interesting that many other short players use extended length racquets. I've always felt them to bed a tad bit more unweildy. Plus, an extra have an inch of racquet really isn't adding much height. Is being 5'1.5" that much better than being 5'1"? I think it's more of a mental thing.

Cup8489
02-04-2008, 10:56 AM
6'1' ???

If the average guy in the states is 5'10', a short guy should be anyone BELOW average!

In my opinion, a short guy is a guy 5'9 and under.

if so, i should be in. 18 yrs old and 5' 9"

i remember, i was 5 ' 7" in Freshman year, at 14. i just freakin stopped growing, i have no idea why. i was predicted to be 6' 1" at that time.
but it didn't really happen.

can i be in? i use my opponents' power against them, taking it on the rise and aiming for the corners, i guess that would make me a counterpuncher? but im also very effective in Varsity tournaments with S&V, my presence at the net is like punching my opponent in the back of the head, their passing shots are suddenly mediocre...

but can i be in?

crazy8tiger
02-04-2008, 11:04 AM
if so, i should be in. 18 yrs old and 5' 9"

i remember, i was 5 ' 7" in Freshman year, at 14. i just freakin stopped growing, i have no idea why. i was predicted to be 6' 1" at that time.
but it didn't really happen.

can i be in? i use my opponents' power against them, taking it on the rise and aiming for the corners, i guess that would make me a counterpuncher? but im also very effective in Varsity tournaments with S&V, my presence at the net is like punching my opponent in the back of the head, their passing shots are suddenly mediocre...

but can i be in?
That must've sucked. At this point, I'd be very happy if I could get to at least 6'-6'1" by senior year.

35201
02-04-2008, 11:58 AM
I'll be 16 in March, and I'm around 5'1. I hope I grow at least 4 inches before I'm 18, lol.

racquet_jedi
02-04-2008, 01:07 PM
Yeah, but he's 14. Don't expect him to grow much more than 5'10' at best. I was already 5'8' when I was 15, and I grew up to 6'4'.

For your sake, your signature better be true...:wink:

Secondly, with all of the suggestions, the standard is once again, back to 5'10 and under...

Shashwat
02-04-2008, 02:13 PM
I'll be 16 in September. I'm 5'10 :D.

Andres
02-04-2008, 02:20 PM
For your sake, your signature better be true...:wink:

Secondly, with all of the suggestions, the standard is once again, back to 5'10 and under...
5'10 is AVERAGE. It should be 5'9' and under (that is, INCLUDING 5'9') ;)

Venetian
02-04-2008, 02:26 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zettkI_ZzwA

Club mascot?

racquet_jedi
02-04-2008, 03:13 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zettkI_ZzwA

Club mascot?

Definitely, he almost looks like a midget...

RoddickAce
02-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Lol. Why not make it an even 6 feet? The Shorter than 6'1" Persons Club!

I support that! then i can join xD

North
02-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Well, I am 52 and I am 5'2", which is the height I was at 15 - I am still waiting for my growth spurt.

5'8" should be the limit. Anybody taller than that is a human Redwood tree - from my perspective.

I use a 27" racquet (Slaz Pro X1) and have a 1hbh. I rely on quickness and speed about the court and get to virtually every shot from any opponent. Even if I don't do much with the shot, I always get my racquet on it - it makes people think they better hit an even better shot the next time that I can't get to and that draws unforced errors.

I S&V a lot but had to learn to pick up the ball quickly and anticipate lobs well. As you can imagine, I get lobbed a LOT - lol. I spend a lot of time working on my overhead - it doesn't need to be a dramatic smash; it just needs to be placed well.

For serving, since I don't have a lot of power on my serve, I keep it deep in the box and worked very hard in learning to place the serve wherever I want with a variety of spins. I try to take the ball very early, so it doesn't bounce up on me, if I can't just take it out of the air.

I think I am the shortest one here so far, so I think I should be in command. If you disagree, I'll have to punch you right in the knee ;).

TennisLover17
02-04-2008, 05:44 PM
i'm 13, 8th grader, and I'm 5'3

val_theworst
02-04-2008, 05:48 PM
dang, i'm 5'6 and 17. Does anyone here play like someone taller? seeing as how it seems us shorter guys have to rely on quickness and creativity.

jmverdugo
02-04-2008, 06:16 PM
... I rely on quickness and speed about the court and get to virtually every shot from any opponent. Even if I don't do much with the shot, I always get my racquet on it - it makes people think they better hit an even better shot the next time that I can't get to and that draws unforced errors.

I S&V a lot but had to learn to pick up the ball quickly and anticipate lobs well. As you can imagine, I get lobbed a LOT - lol. I spend a lot of time working on my overhead - it doesn't need to be a dramatic smash; it just needs to be placed well.

For serving, since I don't have a lot of power on my serve, I keep it deep in the box and worked very hard in learning to place the serve wherever I want with a variety of spins. I try to take the ball very early, so it doesn't bounce up on me, if I can't just take it out of the air...


Are you talking about me?, honestly the description of your game fits mine perfectly, i dont serve an volley that much though, probably one timer per game or more if my serve is on its good days ;), but i do go to the net a lot after a good groundstroke or a good approach.

yodudedudeyo
02-04-2008, 06:22 PM
I hate being short. I'm 18 and I'm 5'5 (on a good day). People 5'7 and taller DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT BE COMPLAINING. Life is so much harder when you're shorter.

Venetian
02-04-2008, 06:33 PM
I hate being short. I'm 18 and I'm 5'5 (on a good day). People 5'7 and taller DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT BE COMPLAINING. Life is so much harder when you're shorter.

Oh it's not that bad dude. You're short not disabled for crying out loud. Being a few inches under average height hasn't ever kept me from doing anything. Except dunking in basketball, I'll give that up, but taller guys can't always do that either.

caesar66
02-04-2008, 07:10 PM
i'm 5'9 w/ a k6.1

Photoshop
02-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Hello Venetian, remember the heated discussion with tbini a few months back? haha good times... (can you even see this post? i think you said you were going to block me)

Anyway, I'm 5'8 and 155lbs and a friend of mine said I was "the tiniest guy" she's ever known. needless to say that did not make me too happy but then again 5'8 is the norm for girls at my school.

Another friend of mine asked the following question, I answered without a moment of hesitation... $500. I figured $500 would add (at least) a few inches to my height.
You meet a wizard in downtown Chicago. The wizard tells you he can make you more attractive if you pay him money. When you ask how this process works, the wizard points to a random person on the street. You look at this random stranger. The wizard says, "I will now make them a dollar more attractive." He waves his magic wand. Ostensibly, this person does not change at all; as far as you can tell, nothing is different. But--somehow--this person is suddenly a little more appealing. The tangible difference is invisible to the naked eye, but you can't deny that this person is vaguely sexier. This wizard has a weird rule, though--you can only pay him once. You can't keep giving him money until you're satisfied. You can only pay him one lump sum up front.

crazy8tiger
02-04-2008, 08:11 PM
Oh it's not that bad dude. You're short not disabled for crying out loud. Being a few inches under average height hasn't ever kept me from doing anything. Except dunking in basketball, I'll give that up, but taller guys can't always do that either.

Gotta agree, in basketball, the shorter guys will always have an easy time trying to drive past me in the open court. I also have a friend that is maybe 5'5-6" so about 2-3 inches shorter than me but he has more leg muscle and can dunk much better than I can(This is just on a short court, maybe a 6-7' court).

Venetian
02-05-2008, 04:38 AM
Hello Venetian, remember the heated discussion with tbini a few months back? haha good times... (can you even see this post? i think you said you were going to block me)

Anyway, I'm 5'8 and 155lbs and a friend of mine said I was "the tiniest guy" she's ever known. needless to say that did not make me too happy but then again 5'8 is the norm for girls at my school.

Another friend of mine asked the following question, I answered without a moment of hesitation... $500. I figured $500 would add (at least) a few inches to my height.

Yeah I remember that, I unblocked you both soon after though. If I kept up with blocking everyone I have heated discussions with I wouldn't be able to see half the threads posted anymore.

EDIT: But your friend really hasn't seen anyone smaller than you? You seem to be pretty average. I've even known guys that are 6' and weigh around the same, so you're not ultra skinny either.

McLovin
02-05-2008, 05:37 AM
Just checkin' in. 5' 8", playing w/ a 27.5" Babolat PC. Routinely taking down 6'2" - 6'5" players from my club. In fact, the best players at my club are ~ 5'8", including the pro.

Mr.Federer
02-05-2008, 12:59 PM
16 and 5'8"
Pretty embarassing

Big deal...I'm 6'0...so what? and honestly, 5'8 isn't that bad. If you really care and are ashamed of your height...then that's embarrasing.

BravoRed691
02-08-2008, 12:38 PM
I'm 5'6'', use TI FIRE TE and/or Dunlop 300G, grip size 4 and 5/8, counter puncher.

Br

ATXtennisaddict
02-08-2008, 12:40 PM
5'9" here.

Loco4Tennis
02-08-2008, 12:44 PM
If anyone is over the national average height for the U.S. you are officially not short. Take your viking friends and start your own club. =P

haha thats funny

OP, can i join, im 5'6" in my 30s

i think i am a good height of this sport, have decent reflects and can move to any shoot quicker then some taller people i know
oh, almost forgot, i use standard 27" racquet, pro kennex graphite innovator

itsstephenyo
02-08-2008, 12:58 PM
Yea, I definitely fit the bill for this group. 19 years old and 5'6.

racquet_jedi
02-08-2008, 02:41 PM
Hmm, since Venetian is "co-leader", he can put up an organized list of members...:wink:

Welcome all new members...

Venetian
02-08-2008, 08:45 PM
Hmm, since Venetian is "co-leader", he can put up an organized list of members...:wink:

Welcome all new members...

I'll have to dig through and make a list tomorrow. My brain will cease to function for the night after this post. Too much homework for too long.

yodudedudeyo
02-08-2008, 08:51 PM
Big deal...I'm 6'0...so what? and honestly, 5'8 isn't that bad. If you really care and are ashamed of your height...then that's embarrasing.

why is it embarrassing? why shouldn't we look down upon ourselves when other people do? (haaaa play on words!)

soyizgood
02-09-2008, 09:01 PM
So what's short for women? 5'8" for a woman is quite tall. Then again I guess the leaders here really had it in mind to be the Short Mens Club, but had to be politically correct. ;)

I don't qualify since I'm 6'0, but I'm short compared to my dad (6'5") and grandfather (6'6"). :( Still I could start a Society of Tall Players, but I don't see the point of it, not yet anyways. HAHAHA

racquet_jedi
02-09-2008, 10:03 PM
So what's short for women? 5'8" for a woman is quite tall. Then again I guess the leaders here really had it in mind to be the Short Mens Club, but had to be politically correct. ;)

I don't qualify since I'm 6'0, but I'm short compared to my dad (6'5") and grandfather (6'6"). :( Still I could start a Society of Tall Players, but I don't see the point of it, not yet anyways. HAHAHA

Ahem, I kinda...didn't think about that when I was writing this...:)

I don't know so many women that play tennis, but that doesn't actually mean they don't exist...

NickH87
10-01-2008, 04:17 PM
5'8" 155 lbs, fast as a mother ucker though, I love that I can cover the court so well. Its funny when I play my cousin hes hits some shots and starts to celebrate, then I end up returning them for winners.

AznRamenDude
10-01-2008, 06:13 PM
5'7 :)

3/8 grip size and the standard 27" works for me. My old n5 was 27.25" and the extra legnth never bugged me at all.

Wish i was just a little taller, like 5'9. :(

punch
10-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Don't feel bad all you younger guys (13,14,15,16) who are short(er), chances are you will get taller, you're still growing.

I was a scrawny, little, 5'5 freshman year in high school.
When i came back from summer break into sophomore year, I was 6'0. People were like "wtf??" Man the leg pains I had when trying to fall asleep that summer were tremendous, some nights I honestly didn't sleep because my legs were growing right before me!

When I graduated high school I was 6'2 1/2

I'm now 6'3, and I might be 6'4 with shoes on, at 19. I can dunk a basketball easily, can 360, oop it to myself etc. although some of that has to do with my vertical. Combining my height and athleticism is nice for sports.

btw, My dad is only 5'11 and his dad was around there too. There is always hope, even if your parents are short, although that does make it tougher.

To the older guys, i'm not sure I can preach the same hope!

J-man
10-01-2008, 06:35 PM
I am 5'5 and a few. Use Head Radical Liquidmetal OS

AznRamenDude
10-01-2008, 06:41 PM
hey punch, how the hell did you grow 7" in one summer?

got a eating/resting program you want to share? :)

punch
10-01-2008, 07:18 PM
***, I honestly have no idea, it just kicked in I guess, one of those spurts.

I want to say I was 5'5/5'6 and grew to 5'11/6'0.

Like I said though, the leg pains I had at times were so much I couldn't walk without sharp pain.

Hot Sauce
10-01-2008, 08:09 PM
Count me in. 5"7...

****!