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Roger Wawrinka 04-13-2013 02:14 PM

Singles Sticks
 
Hey guys, does anyone know how to measure the net height using singles sticks?

JW10S 04-13-2013 04:30 PM

It should still be 3' at the center strap.

esgee48 04-13-2013 07:14 PM

You can't since singles sticks are suppose to support the edges of the net at 40". Have to subtract 6" from that. Easier to carry a small tape measure. Or figure out length of racquet (e.g. 27") PLUS number of main that is equal to 9" (e.g. 16). That way, you can use the racquet like days of olde (length + width = 36").

coachrick 04-14-2013 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esgee48 (Post 7342348)
You can't since singles sticks are suppose to support the edges of the net at 40". Have to subtract 6" from that. Easier to carry a small tape measure. Or figure out length of racquet (e.g. 27") PLUS number of main that is equal to 9" (e.g. 16). That way, you can use the racquet like days of olde (length + width = 36").

I'm afraid that's a little 'early morning' math. ;) 40-6=?
Might help my serve a bit :)

If they were my singles sticks, I'd just mark them at 3' so they could be used to measure the center of the net.

struggle 04-14-2013 10:14 AM

42" at the posts/sticks, 3 feet at center.

so make a mark at 6" from top of stick.

esgee48 04-14-2013 10:06 PM

Brain Fart! Was thinking of dinner...:twisted:

DaveInBradenton 04-15-2013 02:29 PM

For measuring net height in the middle, one should bring a wood racket with them to the courts.

Keep your wood racket in a press so the proper net height is not compromised.

A wood racket with leather grip makes a classy measuring device (and conversation piece).

Hope this helps........

Dave

bkpr 04-15-2013 04:09 PM

Cut a piece of string to the right length, and add a bit of lead (tape or fishing sinker) to pull it straight. Keep it in your tennis bag :)

Roger Wawrinka 04-15-2013 07:48 PM

Thanks for the input everyone!:)


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