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Old 01-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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Supposed to be 36-inches at the center. Most courts at my local park are high at 37-in. No big deal in the larger scheme of things. But today I measured a tennis ball at 2.5-in diameter. So a 1 inch difference in net height can affect 40% of the ball (if my math is right). Now I think about that when serving down the T...

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The nets at my local public courts are often out of whack. So, I always take a tape measure with me to check the net height, and adjust it if necessary. Many of my flat serves and shots don't have much net clearance, so it does make a difference in my game to lower the net height if it's too high.
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