NSRP, anyone?

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  1. NinjaKiwi

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    Does NSRP have a relationship with speed or height? Thanks.

    For instances,
    1. 5.0 level player is about 6.2 Height?
    2. 5.5 level player has a speed of 130 mph?
     
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  2. i8myshirt

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    Do you mean ntrp?
    If so, then ntrp is only based on results of matches. Not about quality of strokes, physical appearances, or anything else.
     
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  3. NinjaKiwi

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    Thanks for correction-NTRP rating. I guess I couldn't go back to correct my spelling.

    There is no relationship at all? I thought a tall player has a good NTRP ranking?
     
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  4. Fuji

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    Meh, The older gentleman I play with has open level strokes, and he's in fairly good shape. Probably around a 4.5 now because of aging. He's only 5'8 with shoes on. Not a tall guy by any means, but his strokes are SO sound and his serve is really great. Generally a solid counter puncher.

    As for me, I'm going through a bit of a growth spurt, I've grown about 2 inches in the past few weeks. As of today I stand 5'11 without shoes on, so around 6 feet with shoes. Near the winter holidays I was 5'8ish. If ratings are by height, I might be near 4.5 or 5.0 by the end of summer! LOL!! :)

    -Fuji
     
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  5. NinjaKiwi

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    That's very true too, Fuji. You know what I found out-the majority of international tennis players are over six foot with decent rankings. Maybe, there is a brenchmark for that before concluding the ranking is related to height and speed.

    I wish I could grow up taller again. But, anyhow, thanks for your input.

    -Ninja
     
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  6. LeeD

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    DominkaCibulkova, 5' tall, 7.0 woman player.
    FabriceSantoro, 5'6" tall, 7.0 men's player, just retired.
    YaoMing, 7'6" tall, 3.5 men's player.
    Tallest woman on earth, 8'8" tall, also chinese, 2.5 player.
     
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  7. NinjaKiwi

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    hey Lee,

    Are you saying that there is no relationship at all? Thanks.
     
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  8. The Wreck

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    Taller people have advantages over shorter players when it comes to tennis.

    But there's a diminishing level of returns when it comes to height. I would say the peak height is somewhere between 6'2" and 6'4". Beyond that, I think movement becomes more of a liability and being tall is no longer as advantageous.

    But there's no correlation between height and playing level. None whatsoever.
     
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  9. NinjaKiwi

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    Thanks, that's great information, the wreck.
     
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  10. SuperDuy

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    Wow that is a pretty impressive growth spurt, how old are ya?
     
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  11. SuperDuy

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    IMO 6'1 is ideal height for tennis, +2" or -2" of that is the norm.
     
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    That's not ENTIRELY accurate. I have a hard time believing that the midget from Jackass can develop into a 7.0 player.
     
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  13. NinjaKiwi

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    Well, please tell us why it is not entirely accurate information? I am trying to come out a formula to detect the relationship. Mind sharing? Thanks.
     
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  14. NinjaKiwi

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    You mean 6.1 is a benchmark for an ideal height, SuperDuy. Is there something to do with NTRP? How about speed? Thanks.
     
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  15. TenFanLA

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    I was just making a joke. I was joking that a 2 ft. midget cannot become a 7.0 world class player. So therefore height has something to do with NTRP.
     
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  16. The Wreck

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    I know you're joking, but at the same time, I highly doubt a 7'5" will ever be a 7.0 player either.

    Height effects your ability to play tennis. It does not correlate to ranking.

    There are tour players with almost a foot and a half difference in heights. That pretty much busts any notions of correlation, if you ask me.
     
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  17. Fuji

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    I'm 16, going on 17 in a few months! I know this was such a strange spurt. I'm at the tail end of it now, but my doctor said I should expect at least 1-2 more spurts before I'm finished growing, which makes me sort of nervous! LOL! :)

    -Fuji
     
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  18. NinjaKiwi

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    Hello Fuji,

    I feel young again to read your post. Well, let me share with you-the story of my age then

    Listen carefully, Fuji....

    I was 16, then went on 17. My life has already begun for a long time....

    Cheers,

    -Ninja
     
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  19. NinjaKiwi

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    I am going to conclude this thread,

    6'2 +2 or -2 would be an ideal height to play tennis.
    There is no relationship between the height and NTSP.
    There is no information to support if there is relationship between the speed and NTSP.

    Thanks for your participation!!
     
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    Does Yao Ming play tennis? That would be interesting to watch.
     
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    His pure slice serve may kick up 6 feet :)
     
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  22. SuperDuy

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    Well height does have a big affect of the players movements. For example the shorter players Chang, Ferrer etc were known for their movement on the court as they had weaker serves. But these shorter players (below 5'10) can sometimes burn out faster from the higher amount of running. Players around 6' IMO is balanced as there is not a big lack of movement. You see at the above 6'4 level the movements are affected and those can mainly depend on their groundstrokes. Hope the survey was good.
     
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    That would be his drop-shot.
     
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