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The Physics and Technology of Tennis
     

The Physics and Technology of Tennis

by Howard Brody, Rod Cross, Crawford Lindsey
 

Helping coaches and players streamline their learning systems, improve their performance, and further their understanding and enjoyment of the game, this book provides an entertaining and enlightening look at the physics behind how to use a racquet to change the speed and direction of a tennis ball. Distinguishing the science from the folklore and myth, it makes

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Helping coaches and players streamline their learning systems, improve their performance, and further their understanding and enjoyment of the game, this book provides an entertaining and enlightening look at the physics behind how to use a racquet to change the speed and direction of a tennis ball. Distinguishing the science from the folklore and myth, it makes the physics of tennis understandable to players of all skill levels. Important issues such as the role of string tension, the meaning of power, the importance of swing weight, and the relevance of the various sweet spots are addressed. Athletes are shown how to play better tennis by obeying the laws of the universe, optimizing equipment for ultimate performance, and understanding the dynamics of tennis events. From speed-to-spin ratios and shock vibration scales to choosing string on a moist day, this guide covers it all.

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"A masterpiece on everything you ever wanted to know about tennis equipment and how it affects performance."  —Inside Tennis

"The ultimate tennis reference...This book instantly becomes the technical reference standard of how tennis works."  —Steve Davis, vice president racquet products, Prince

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972275903
Publisher:
Usrsa
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
347,408
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Howard Brody is an emeritus professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Tennis Science for Tennis Players. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rod Cross is an associate professor in physics at the University of Sydney, Australia. His paper in the American Journal of Physics on the sweet spots of a baseball bat was voted as one of the top 75 papers in physics in the United States. Crawford Lindsey is the publisher and managing editor of Racquet Tech magazine and The Stringer's Digest and the author of Book of Squash. He lives in San Diego, California.

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