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Pros Growing Later

lordmanji
11-03-2006, 12:29 AM
Read a few backgrounds on players about them being short until they were like 17 or so and then experiencing a growth spurt. Andy Roddick is one such player whose body didn't reach full height until he was over 17.

For me, I stopped growing at 15/16. At what age did everyone else stop growing? Btw, I'm 5'7" or 170cm

CmonAussie
11-03-2006, 12:37 AM
Read a few backgrounds on players about them being short until they were like 17 or so and then experiencing a growth spurt. Andy Roddick is one such player whose body didn't reach full height until he was over 17.

For me, I stopped growing at 15/16. At what age did everyone else stop growing? Btw, I'm 5'7" or 170cm
:wavey:
A few get lucky with late growth spurts:eek:

Are you a boy or a girl:wavey: ...If you`re a guy then I think 17yrs is the average age we stop growing... If you`re a girl then I think 15-16yrs is the norm...
For myself it was 17yrs..

A few examples of people who had late growth spurts...

Tiger Woods ~ he grew 2cm in his final year as an amateur... meaning he grew until he was 20yrs:eek:

Leonardo DiCaprio ~ he grew nearly 5cm between the ages of 17-19yrs..

>>> It`s not fair is it:sad: ... Some people get all the luck:p

Byrd
11-03-2006, 12:39 AM
I was pretty short for my age when i was 13, like 5"4 or 5"5, but had a growth spurt and was 6"0 when i was 15. Then had another minor spurt, and im now 6"2/3ish at 19, stopped growing at 17. Bit weird that, but most of my family in general is pretty tall.

cmurray
11-03-2006, 12:40 AM
I grew an inch while I was in college (ie after age 18) and I'm a girl.

Johnny Groove
11-03-2006, 12:41 AM
I know that Blake had a huge growth spurt (like 6 inches :eek: ) during his junior year in high school

partygirl
11-03-2006, 12:42 AM
I'm 5'11 and was pretty much that height by about 14/15 years old i just grew early and really fast, almost too fast -it was very painful.

now my younger brother is almost my size and he isn't even 13 yet, he's just steadily been increasing & probably will for another handful of years...
i think you can grow taller when it is streched over time.

but i sympathize with those who do it in a quick burst...'cause it aint fun.

Byrd
11-03-2006, 12:43 AM
Dennis rodman grew 27cm in one year, pretty mental. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing size 14 feet, and a frame that a model would be proud of Lol.

Deboogle!.
11-03-2006, 12:47 AM
It's possible for guys to keep growing even til their early 20s sometimes. maybe not a big growth spurt of several inches but they definitely keep developing.

Ernham
11-03-2006, 12:47 AM
I grew 3-4 inches when I was 12-13(in more than one direction :devil:), stopped growing, then between 17 and 21 grew another 3-4 inches(only in one direction, unfortunately). Come from a family of late-bloomers, though, even though I was the second tallest boy in my class from 2nd grade to 8th.

alelysafina
11-03-2006, 01:09 AM
I stopped growing when I was around 14 :(

I'm only 5'2, but my brother who is 14 and 5 yrs younger than me is already 5'8!!

Jlee
11-03-2006, 02:27 AM
I had a growth spurt when I was about 13 and then it's been pretty consistent and small growth since. I'm 5'6.

JW10S
11-03-2006, 02:32 AM
I am 6'4". I was still growing at 18.

MisterQ
11-03-2006, 02:36 AM
Some pros retire and undergo a significant horizontal growth spurt in their thirties.

Johnny Groove
11-03-2006, 02:37 AM
All pros retire and undergo a significant horizontal growth spurt in their thirties.

:yeah:

lotus eater
11-03-2006, 03:19 AM
Average adult height around the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height

This is shocking :eek: :eek: people are a lot shorter than i thought

Country Males Females Males Females
Japan 165.6 cm 153.0 cm 5 ft 5.2 in 5 ft 0.2 in :eek:
France 173.1 cm 161.8 cm 5 ft 8.2 in 5 ft 3.7 in
USA 175.5 cm 162.6 cm 5 ft 9 in 5 ft 3.3 in
Spain 170.0 cm 160.3 cm 5 ft 6.9 in 5 ft 3.1 in :eek:

Dinaric Alps 185.6 cm 171 cm 6 ft 1 in 5 ft 7.3 in 17 :p
Montenegro 188.5 cm 180.0 cm 6 ft 2 in 5 ft 10 in
Netherlands 183.0 cm 170.6 cm

I'm 6 ft 2 or 188 cm

croat123
11-03-2006, 03:22 AM
montenegro is the new tallest country in the world :eek:
(but i'm still almost 10cm above avg there :p )

case
11-03-2006, 03:57 AM
Kind of off topic (sorry) but has any one else noticed that quite a few of the players are bow legged?

Ernham
11-03-2006, 04:08 AM
Kind of off topic (sorry) but has any one else noticed that quite a few of the players are bow legged?

I'd guess this has to do with the fact that the average starting time for a pro tennis player to bgein playing tennis is in very early childhood, and such activities as tennis greatly increase the chance one might end up bow-legged. Apparently Agassi's dad trained him from birth the be a tennis star, same with the williams sisters, just for a few examples.

lordmanji
11-03-2006, 06:52 AM
do you guys count your hair(not afro) or the skin at the top of your scalp?

johnnyCanuck
11-03-2006, 07:58 AM
I'm a guy, and I was 6' tall by age 13, and I thought I had stopped growing...but then I grew 2.5" between ages 20-21. I think that growth spurts later in life (around late teens early 20s) would impact a player's game, making certain shots awkward and affecting their movement, but most of them seem to adjust.

refero*fervens
11-03-2006, 09:21 AM
Hope I keep growing :D - only taller than the Japanese average, hehe. But then I am Asian.

partygirl
11-03-2006, 01:20 PM
found this from a press conf. transcript...
THE MASTERS SERIES 2000
THE ERICSSON OPEN

MIAMI, FLORIDA
March 23, 2000

Q. I saw somewhere that you had grown a foot in the last three years.

ANDY RODDICK: Yeah. In January of '97, I was 5'2". That's true.

Q. How tall are you now?

ANDY RODDICK: About 6'2".

Q. Are you done growing?

ANDY RODDICK: I think so. I don't know. Inches keep popping up.

-growth is such an odd mystery.