How does your opponent put that tricky spin on the ball? Why are
some serves easier to return than others? The mysteries behind the
winning strokes, equipment, and surfaces of the game of tennis are
accessibly explained by Howard Brody through the laws of physics.
And he gives practical pointers to ways players can use this
understanding to advantage in the game.
Through extensive laboratory testing and computer modeling, Brody
has investigated the physics behind the shape of the tennis racket,
the string pattern, the bounce of the tennis ball, the ways a
particular court surface can determine the speed of the game, and
the many other physical factors involved in tennis.
Subjects: Physics, Biological Sciences
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