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Physics and Technology of Tennis

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ISBN-10: 0972275908

ISBN-13: 9780972275903

Edition: 2002

Authors: Howard Brody, Rod Cross, Crawford Lindsey, Ron Waite

List price: $29.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: USRSA
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Rod Cross is a retired Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Sydney, Australia, but continues research into the physics of sport, especially tennis. His paper in the American Journal of Physics on the sweetspots of a baseball bat was voted as one of the top 75 papers in physics in the USA in 1998. He has published about 30 sports physics papers in scientific journals and has written extensively for USRSA's Racquet Tech and Racquet Sports Industry on the physical properties of tennis strings and tennis racquets. He is coauthor of The Physics and Technology of Tennis. Crawford Lindsey is the editor-in-chief of Racquet Sports Industry magazine and Racquet Tech Publishing. He is…