But just like every other sport, tennis is governed by the laws of physics. With advancements in racquet technology allowing the tennis ball to be literally stretched to its limits, it is becoming increasingly important for players to take advantage of aspects of the sport like spin and velocity.
Simply so, what is the science behind tennis?
Tennis balls are designed in such a way that more air pressure resides on the inside of the ball than the outside. So, when the ball comes into contact with the ground/your racket, it changes shape and the air reacts and pushes the ball away from the ground – causing a considerable bounce.
Correspondingly, what country did tennis originate from?
What is the weight of tennis ball?
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) oversees the official ball, but the accepted range of size and weight allow for variances from ball to ball. Tennis balls must measure from 2.57 to 2.70 inches in diameter and weigh between 1.975 and 2.095 ounces, leaving a bit of wiggle room for differences.
At 137 square inches,
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The term sweet spot is used in describing that point or region of a tennis racket where the ball should be hit for optimum results.
In layman’s terms, “dead spots” are locations on a sports floor where ball rebound is markedly less than on the majority of the rest of the surface.
In order to be sufficiently stiff and durable, the traditional wooden racket had to be fairly heavy and typically weighed between 370-430g. The move to aluminium alloys and composites enabled manufacturers to maintain the stiff structures but to produce much lighter rackets, with some weighing a little over 200g.
When the can is opened and the balls are put into play more air starts to push on the inside of the balls. As the balls get older small amounts of air start to seep out which minimises inside pressure. This reduces the amount of air that pushes on the inside of the ball when it hits the ground, thus reducing bounce.