my coach tells me that if you want to play badminton, you must be above 165cm at least. right now im 162cm, i hope im still growing as im a teenager. my height is considered short and in class im the 3rd shortest. what styles are suitable for shorter players like me. i cannot get any steep angle while smashing. (but i can generate decent power). i have short legs which makes court coverage alot more tiring and more energyconsuming compared to other taller players. my other friends can make it from the baseline to the net in two steps. and when i try that, the most i can make it is slightly infront of the service line. and that requires all my strenght that i have difficulty pulling back. and recoverin. i do know it's not impossible to be fast even if you're short. in the past, when i was alot lousier. my coach always taught me to "get the shot over and just try not to make mistakes". that was my piority. thanks to that, ive attained a certain level of consistancy. i have drops that fall in the region quite close to the net. ive improved my lifts so they can hit near the corners of the rear court...., im not exactly fast. in fact i wud think that im slow. but now, ive meet a few guys. no matter how much i dropped them corner to corner, they cud retrieve them effortlessly. i always lose the battle as i always tire out first, (as i have alot more difficulty in courtcoverage). i need to stretch more while taking an offensive clear, (which sometimes result in not enough power generated). i send a half base shot and BANG i just lost the point. the new people i meet just seem to be able to take all those drops which used to win me the points in the past.., i carn seem to win people in rallying. im just too short to be able to fight against players bigger,taller, stronger. ahhh the agony of being short.