Should the dimensions of a tennis court and net increase by 5%?

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Given that human proportions have increased by at least 5%, should not the proportions related to tennis be correspondingly increased?

Golf courses have got longer due to technological change which is also very relevant to tennis over the last 140 years.

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donquijote

G.O.A.T.
Given that human proportions have increased by at least 5%, should not the proportions related to tennis be correspondingly increased?

Golf courses have got longer due to technological change which is also very relevant to tennis over the last 140 years.

Discuss
Looks like Sewretch by himself increased the average by 5%. Amazing!

I would make the court lines 2 inches wider for each side (not the depth as it will help the pushers) and also make them faster, at least a bit. 5% increase means 1.35 feet for singles court (currently 27 feet) which is too much.
 

Tennease

Legend
Oyeah really? How about Karlovic should play on a court where his court is 2x longer and wider and Diego Schwartzman's side is normal size court?
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
Looks like Sewretch by himself increased the average by 5%. Amazing!

I would make the court lines 2 inches wider for each side (not the depth as it will help the pushers) and also make them faster, at least a bit. 5% increase means 1.35 feet for singles court (currently 27 feet) which is too much.
With Sewretch, it makes no difference.

You can increase the size of a tennis court to the size of a golf course, get his gravitational pull alone would prevent a ball from going out. Tennis would still be like ping pong, only the ball would be floating due to its methane content, and the linesmen would be seeing double due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
Golf courses have got longer due to technological change which is also very relevant to tennis over the last 140 years.
Golf courses as an example here of change is irrelevant because golf courses have always had great variety in layout, length and difficulty. That, specifically, is one of the built-in challenges and appeal of playing golf on different courses. They even have different tee off points for different players.

Tennis court dimensions are just fine. The notion that bigger people should warrant bigger courts is ham-fisted logic. If you make a court longer then it makes it easier for players to get the ball in - regardless of the tech advances. So you then increase the net height why? To make it harder to get the ball over the net to solve the issue created mostly by making the courts bigger. Why not just focus on making courts faster/slower (and/or the balls) as they already to to adjust the tone of play at various venues/tournaments?
 

big ted

Hall of Fame
no then every tennis court on the planet would need to be redone..all they need to do is change court speed or restrict certain equipment..but personally i like tennis the way it is now ( much better than the old sampras/ivanisavic 1-2 shot rallies)
 

meltphace 6

Hall of Fame
Oh, another scientific thread. Yes, the dimension should AT LEAST increase by 700% and we should increase accordingly (lateral). Now please excuse me while I swing the human racquet.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Golf courses have got longer due to technological change which is also very relevant to tennis over the last 140 years.

Discuss
That's the point...... Golf courses SHOULDNT have been changed to accomodate technology. Pro's don't need graphite shafts and super-huge titanium drivers that can't miss. Those things should have been banned already, like swimming finally had the guts to do with those ridiculous full body suits that let every average Joe break world records willy nilly.

Of course, that's a seperate discussion!
 
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