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Lucent Books' "Science Behind Sports" series explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports, such as baseball, hockey, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming, and skiing. Each volume in the series focuses on one sport and opens with a brief look at the featured sport's origins, history and changes to rules, equipment, or techniques. Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. Basic physical science concepts, such as acceleration, kinetics, torque, and velocity are explained in an engaging and accessible manner. The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs. In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout "Science Behind Sports."
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The History of Tennis 8
Chapter 2 Training and Conditioning 24
Chapter 3 Racket Power and Control 40
Chapter 4 The Science of the Bounce 54
Chapter 5 Getting the Ball in the Box 66
Chapter 6 The Psychology of Tennis 79
For More Information 101
Picture Credits 111
About the Author 112