net measurement

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by chrisdaniel, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. chrisdaniel

    chrisdaniel Semi-Pro

    Sep 4, 2004
    this is a question that I probley should know..but,how many inches is the net in the middle,....Im always having to fix the nets at my local courts..and do you think a net a couple inches to high will affect play,Like first serves???

  2. thehustler

    thehustler Rookie

    Aug 23, 2004
    3 feet. Oh yeah a couple inches too high can mean everything. If you serve like I do, where your serves are low and just a couple inches over the net, it can mean the difference between a double fault and an ace. It can screw your volleys, drop shots and so on. I see it as if you were playing basketball and the hoop was raised by a few inches. Your body is used to a certain thing, all that muscle memory has to change to adjust to something different which can throw you off. I've played on nets that are just a bit high and I can see a difference. For the most part it's easy to adjust to, but heck it can mess you up at crucial times. HTH.
  3. Tennis Guy

    Tennis Guy Semi-Pro

    Aug 2, 2004
    36 inches in the middle, 42 on the ends.

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