Several parameters concerning the performance of tennis rackets are examined both theoretically and experimentally. Information is obtained about the location of the center of percussion, the time a ball spends in contact with the strings, the period of oscillation of a tennis racket, and the coefficient of restitution of a tennis ball. From these data it may be possible to design a racket with improved playing characteristics.
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H. Brody; Physics of the tennis racket. Am. J. Phys. 1 June 1979; 47 (6): 482–487. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.11787
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