Of course it will probably be a hindrance but honestly if you're just starting to play you probably won't be able to develop the serve into a real weapon, no matter your height... it's such a difficult shot to master and starting late will only make it more difficult. But you don't have to be a giant to serve well, when I was a junior I had a pretty decent serve and I was like maybe 170 or 175cm back then I think...
Originally Posted by Har-Tru
You are most certainly at as disadvantage.
My advice: just go out there to have fun, don't be overambitious.
Overambitious? Amateur tennis player on MTF? Don't know what you're talking about...