The Short Persons Club...

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  1. racquet_jedi

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    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?
     
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  2. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    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*
     
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  3. jmverdugo

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    Count me in, im 5' 8", I use regular a lenght racket, RDS001 MP. Im 30 so no more growing up for me.
     
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  4. TheShaun

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    5'7" - 26 yrs. old and i'm done growing too. i'm using a t-fight 335 right now.
     
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  5. TheShaun

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    what grip size are you guys using? i use 3/8
     
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  6. quicken

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    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)
     
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  7. racquet_jedi

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    I use 3/8 also...
     
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  8. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Grip size 4 3/8. :)
     
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  9. Venetian

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    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.
     
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  10. racquet_jedi

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

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    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.
     
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  12. lawrence

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

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    Isn't average height 5'9" ish?
     
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  14. Venetian

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    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.
     
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  15. Venetian

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    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?
     
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  16. moxio

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    Yeah I imagine anything 5'7" to 5'11" is fairly average.
     
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  17. racquet_jedi

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

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    Lol. Why not make it an even 6 feet? The Shorter than 6'1" Persons Club!
     
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  19. crazy8tiger

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    I'm in this club for now I guess,
    5'8" and 14 in October.
     
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  20. racquet_jedi

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    Ehhhh, whatever...
     
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  21. Venetian

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    Oh come on now!=)

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

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

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    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.
     
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  24. CantBeBeat2

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    im 18 and a senior in high school and im 5'10.
     
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  25. Venetian

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    Ok you're officially banned from this club.

    I'm just waiting for some 12 year old who's 6'5" to join.
     
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  26. kctennis1005

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

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    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
     
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  28. CantBeBeat2

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    how am i banned im under 6'1.
     
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  29. Venetian

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

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

    Closer to 85%, actually...
     
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  31. kctennis1005

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

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    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.
     
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  33. Venetian

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    You're not angry enough. If you were short you would have short man syndrome and lash out randomly at people like I do.
     
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  34. crazy8tiger

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    Lol, am I kicked out of the club once I hit 6'1"?
     
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  35. es-0

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    Freshman year of highschool I was 5'3"-5'4"

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

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    Not if you show the kind of dedication that kctennis1005 has.
     
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  37. Steven87

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    16 and 5'8"
    Pretty embarassing
     
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  38. CantBeBeat2

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

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

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    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.
     
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  41. es-0

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

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    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.
     
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  43. SpinningForehand

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    5'6" and 16 years old, done growing according to my doc.. :???:

    and "short" should only be considered under 5'9", not 6'1".. :)
     
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  44. es-0

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    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.
     
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  45. sharpilistik

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    this is the funniest post ive read in awhile :D thanks!
     
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  46. slice bh compliment

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    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.
     
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  47. Alafter

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    I am 5'6". Trying to get girls sucked back in college.

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

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    Good God I have tiny hands, I'm 6'2" and I use a 3/8 as well. :lol:
     
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  49. moxio

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

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    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"...
     
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