Tennis Science for Tennis Players

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.

Author: Howard Brody

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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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.

Tennis Science

Underpinning many of these developments is science, and this book explains the scientific wonders that take the ball from racket to racket and back again.

Author: Bruce Elliott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226136400

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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If you have watched a Grand Slam tennis tournament in the past decade, you are probably aware that the game is dominated by just a few international powerhouses. At the conclusion of each tournament, it is likely that you will see Serena Williams atop the women’s podium and a member of the Big Four—Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray—hoisting the trophy for the men. And while there is not a lot of variety in the outcome of these matches, the game of tennis itself has changed drastically over the decades, as developments in technology and conditioning regimens, among other factors, have altered the style of play. Underpinning many of these developments is science, and this book explains the scientific wonders that take the ball from racket to racket and back again. Each chapter explores a different facet of the game—learning, technique, game analysis, the mental edge, physical development, nutrition for performance and recovery, staying healthy, and equipment—and is organized around a series of questions. How do we learn the ins and outs of hitting the ball in and not out? What are the main technological developments and software programs that can be used to assist in performance and notational analysis in tennis? What role does sports psychology play in developing a tennis player? What is the role of fluid replacement for the recreational, junior, and professional player? What rule changes have been made with respect to the racket, ball, and ball-court interaction to maintain the integrity of the game in the face of technological change? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read straight through for a comprehensive overview of how player and equipment work together. Whether you prefer the grass courts of Wimbledon, the clay courts of the French Open, or the hard courts of the US and Australian Opens, Tennis Science is a must-have for anyone interested in the science behind a winning game.

Tennis Science and Technology

This book brings together a selection of international papers collated by the International Tennis Federation Technical Department.

Author: S. J. Haake

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 063205638X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Science and technology have contributed immensely to the establishment of tennis as one of the world's major sports. The science involved is interdisciplinary, encompassing design, engineering, physics, sports science, biomechanics and many other areas. This book brings together a selection of international papers collated by the International Tennis Federation Technical Department. The papers come from a variety of sources including manufacturers, universities, national ruling bodies and the International Tennis Federation. Four main themes - equipment, sports science, facilities and the game itself - are covered, representing work carried out in over 20 countries. The themes dealt with are diverse and comprehensive, ranging from the construction of a championship grass court to the technical intricacies of the aerodynamics of tennis balls. The role of the player is also considered making this an important book for all those involved in the game of tennis, from researchers to coaches and players.

Science of Coaching Tennis

This book combines the sport sciences of biomechanics, motor learning, exercise physiology, and sport psychology into one comprehensive volume.

Author: Jack L. Groppel

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002157643

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 327

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This book combines the sport sciences of biomechanics, motor learning, exercise physiology, and sport psychology into one comprehensive volume.

Science and Racket Sports I

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: T. Reilly

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136739057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Long Term Player Development On Court Tennis

... Tiebreak nr 5, 2005 Doppeltraining, Robert Baumgartner, DTB Band 1, 1996 Tennis Science & Technology 3, S. Miller, J. Capel-Davies, ITF, 2007 Mastering the game of tennis, Salomón Levy Data about 12 Years Old European Tennis Players ...

Author: Roger Stenquist

Publisher: Roger Stenquist

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

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The purpose of this book is to make it easier for all tennis players, coaches and everyone involved in the development of the player, to see a clear development path and to use this book as a community for everyone involved. Through this book, coaches can systematically and individually train their players step by step with the aim to first build the athlete then the player, which they’ll benefit from for the rest of their lives, not just in tennis. This document follows the player and become a community for everyone involved; the player, tennis coaches, physical trainer, parents etc. “Long Term Player Development - On Court Tennis” is 18 years of long-term development with 800 + ways to improve and 35 different tests. The coach is able to do 1-2 tests a week with the player for the player’s entire career.

The Physics and Technology of Tennis

Presents a comprehensive study of the technology behind the sport of tennis and contains diagrams and graphs to give a visual understanding of the physics involved in such things as the flight and bounce of the ball.

Author: Howard Brody

Publisher: Racquet Tech Publishing

ISBN: UVA:X004766750

Category: Science

Page: 437

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Presents a comprehensive study of the technology behind the sport of tennis and contains diagrams and graphs to give a visual understanding of the physics involved in such things as the flight and bounce of the ball.

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science Tennis

This addition to the Handbook series will allow the tennis coach, athlete, and medical professional responsible for their care to improve technique, training and performance, and to reduce the risk of injury.

Author: Per A. F. H. Renström

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470698228

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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This addition to the Handbook series will allow the tennis coach, athlete, and medical professional responsible for their care to improve technique, training and performance, and to reduce the risk of injury. When injury does occur, Tennis will aid quick accurate diagnosis and treatment, and effective rehabilitation so that the tennis player can return to peak performance with the minimum of fuss.

Science and Racket Sports IV

Including contributions from many of the world’s leading racket sport scientists, researchers and practitioners, the book details cutting-edge research in six key areas: Physiology Biomechanics Sports medicine Psychology Performance ...

Author: A. Lees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134077748

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Science and Racket Sports IV presents a selection of important contemporary research into the four core racket sport disciplines of tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis. It showcases the best of the peer-reviewed papers and keynote addresses presented at the Fourth World Congress of Science and Racket Sports, Madrid. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading racket sport scientists, researchers and practitioners, the book details cutting-edge research in six key areas: Physiology Biomechanics Sports medicine Psychology Performance analysis Pedagogy, sociology and coach education This invaluable collection touches on the most important issues within contemporary sport science, and explores the full range of theoretical, experimental and applied work within the study of racket sports. It is essential reading for all sports scientists, sports physicians, therapists and coaches working in this area.

Learning Tennis

And, with the help of this guide you'll not only gain all the vital knowledge about learning tennis efficiently, you'll also be geared up to improve your game level.Here is a preview of what you'll learn.

Author: Ronald Vincent

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798586976451

Category:

Page: 90

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Learning TennisA Beginners Guide to Become a Successful Tennis PlayerTennis is a very popular sport nowadays. Many people enjoy playing this game all over the world. It is a game that requires great skills. Consistent efforts can help you in achieving these skills.In "Learning Tennis" you're going to learn how to master the fundamentals of the game of tennis including the essential rules of tennis, vital skills and techniques as well as all the basic tennis strokes. And, with the help of this guide you'll not only gain all the vital knowledge about learning tennis efficiently, you'll also be geared up to improve your game level.Here is a preview of what you'll learn... Tennis World History аnd Tennis Tournaments Learning Hоw tо Play Tennis - Basic Rules оf Tennis Thе Essential Equipment Needed in thе Game оf Tennis Racquet Science: An Essential Pаrt оf Winning the Game Tennis Ball: Choosing thе Right Tennis Ball Dressing Right fоr Tennis Basic Tennis Lessons fоr Starters Tennis Serve Tips аnd Technique How to Improve Yоur Tennis Technique The Bеѕt Warm Uр Exercises fоr Tennis Players Essential Steps Tо Prevent Tennis Injuries And Much More .......... Proudly presented by "Being The Best" Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Now button!

Science and Racket Sports III

A possible explanation for the lack of increase of leg muscle mass with tennis participation in our female players could be that women practice tennis in a more recreational, less competitive way than men, so they develop less muscle ...

Author: Jean-Francois Kahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134303632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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Science and Racket Sports III introduces the edited papers and keynote addresses presented at the combined Third World Congress of Science and Racket Sports and Eighth International Table Tennis Federation Sports Science Congress, in February 2003. The papers are brought together by world-class experts: Lees is Chair of the World Congress for Sports Science Rackets Division, Kahn is Technical Director of the International Table Tennis federation, and Maynard is Secretary of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists. The papers detail cutting edge research in racket sports science in five key areas: * notational match analysis * sports medicine * biomechanics * sports psychology * sports physiology. This valuable collection embraces a broad spectrum of the issues being examined by contemporary sports scientists, and will be of interest to researchers in sports biomechanics and ergonomics, sports engineering and elite racket sports professionals.

Science and Racket Sports I

5 References Adelsberg, S. (1986) The tennis stroke: An EMG analysis of selected muscles with rackets of increasing grip size Amer. J. Sports Med., 14, 139-142. ... Brody, H. (1987) Tennis Science for Tennis Players.

Author: T. Reilly

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136739125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Complete Conditioning for Tennis

Provides all the tools you need to design your training program to fine-tune your fitness and take your tennis game to the next level.

Author: Paul Roetert

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736069380

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Provides all the tools you need to design your training program to fine-tune your fitness and take your tennis game to the next level.

Nutrition and the Strength Athlete

A Complete Guide to Training and Playing, Penguin Press, New York, 1984. 3. ... Groppel, J. L., Loehr, J. E., Melville, D. S., and Quinn, A. M., Total fitness training for tennis, in Science of Coaching Tennis, Leisure Press, Champaign, ...

Author: Catherine G. R. Jackson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000654417

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

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Both strength training and weight training are recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as vital to a high quality of life. They are also of tremendous benefit to young, healthy adults and adults with or at risk for osteoporosis. Most information on nutrition and strength athletes, however, is scattered throughout pamphlet-type publica

A Social History of Tennis in Britain

This book is important and fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the history of sport or British social history.

Author: Robert J. Lake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317605737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 306

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Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2015- from the British Society for Sports History. From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects important themes in Britain’s social history. In the first comprehensive and critical account of the history of tennis in Britain, Robert Lake explains how the game’s historical roots have shaped its contemporary structure, and how the history of tennis can tell us much about the history of wider British society. Since its emergence as a spare-time diversion for landed elites, the dominant culture in British tennis has been one of amateurism and exclusion, with tennis sitting alongside cricket and golf as a vehicle for the reproduction of middle-class values throughout wider British society in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Consequently, the Lawn Tennis Association has been accused of a failure to promote inclusion or widen participation, despite steadfast efforts to develop talent and improve coaching practices and structures. Robert Lake examines these themes in the context of the global development of tennis and important processes of commercialisation and professional and social development that have shaped both tennis and wider society. The social history of tennis in Britain is a microcosm of late-nineteenth and twentieth-century British social history: sustained class power and class conflict; struggles for female emancipation and racial integration; the decline of empire; and, Britain’s shifting relationship with America, continental Europe, and Commonwealth nations. This book is important and fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the history of sport or British social history.

Success in Tennis

Daher gehen sowohl der Inhalt als auch Stil auf ein echtes Interesse bei der Erleichterung der ordnungsgemäßen Übertragung von Informationen durch die Art und Weise ein, die das Interesse des Lesers zu wecken versucht.” Miguel Crespo ...

Author: César Coutinho

Publisher: César Coutinho

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

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“Glücklicherweise ist der Autor dieses Buches jemand, der mehrere Rollen spielt: Forscher, Trainer und Professor. Daher gehen sowohl der Inhalt als auch Stil auf ein echtes Interesse bei der Erleichterung der ordnungsgemäßen Übertragung von Informationen durch die Art und Weise ein, die das Interesse des Lesers zu wecken versucht.” Miguel Crespo – Internationale Tennisföderation “Mit diesem Beitrag wurde ein weiterer Schritt in Richtung Verbesserung der Erkenntnisse der Nationaltrainer und damit der Exzellenz des Sporttrainings in Portugal und in allen Ländern der portugiesischen Sprache - insbesondere durch die Zusammenarbeit zwischen der portugiesischen Tennisföderation und der Bundesvereinigung des brasilianischen Tennis in diesem Projekt unternommen.” Vitor Cabral – Portugiesische Tennisföderation “Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Professor César Coutinho, der, durch brillante Initiative und das Engagement bei der Entstehung dieses Buches ... es auf objektive und praktische Art und Weise schrieb. Es ist bereit, in unseren Trainings angewendet zu werden.” César Kist – Brazilianischer Tennis Bund “Ein Handbuch von großem Nutzen nicht nur für die Profis, die an den Prozess des Lehrens und Trainierens der Tennisspieler beteiligt sind, sondern auch ein sehr interessantes Dokument, das eine Konsultation für alle Liebhaber des Sports ist, die es besser verstehen wollen.” Pedro Pezarat-Correia – Universität Lisbon

Tennis Medicine

This book will serve as a key resource for all clinicians working in orthopedics, sports medicine, and rehabilitation for the sport of tennis.

Author: Giovanni Di Giacomo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331971497X

Category: Medical

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This book will serve as a key resource for all clinicians working in orthopedics, sports medicine, and rehabilitation for the sport of tennis. It provides clinically useful information on evaluation and treatment of the tennis player, covering the entire body and both general medical and orthopedic musculoskeletal topics. Individual sections focus on tennis-related injuries to the shoulder, the elbow, wrist, and hand, the lower extremities, and the core/spine, explaining treatment and rehabilitation approaches in detail. Furthermore, sufficient sport science information is presented to provide the clinical reader with extensive knowledge of tennis biomechanics and the physiological aspects of training and rehabilitation. Medical issues in tennis players, such as nutrition and hydration, are also discussed, and a closing section focuses on other key topics, including movement dysfunction, periodization, core training, and strength and conditioning specifics. The expansive list of worldwide contributors and experts coupled with the comprehensive and far-reaching chapter provision make this the highest-level tennis medicine book ever published.

Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports

Medicine and Science in Tennis 10(1), 12–15. Kamien, M. (1989) The incidence of tennis elbow and other injuries in tennis players at the royal kings park tennis club of Western Australia from October 1983 to September 1984.

Author: Dennis J. Caine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444316885

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a state-of-the- art account of the epidemiology of injury across a broad spectrum of Olympic sports. The book uses the public health model in describing the scope of the injury problem, the associated risk factors, and in evaluating the current research on injury prevention strategies described in the literature. Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sports comprehensively covers what is known about the distribution and determinants of injury and injury rates in each sport. The editors and contributors have taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess the data available. Each chapter is illustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injury factors between studies within a sport and between sports. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this is an invaluable reference book for medical doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers who serve athletes and sports teams, and for sports medicine scientists and healthcare professionals who are interested in the epidemiological study of injury in sports.

Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports

Good tennis players also use the follow-through to transition or prepare for the next stroke. ... square stance tennis forehand, Paper presented to the 4th International Conference on Sports Medicine and Science in Tennis, Miami, FL.

Author: George K. Hung

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441988874

Category: Medical

Page: 513

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Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports contains in-depth discussions on the fundamental biomechanical and physiological principles underlying the acts of throwing, shooting, hitting, kicking, and tackling in sports, as well as vision training, sports injury, and rehabilitation. The topics include: -Golf ball aerodynamics and golf club design, -Golf swing and putting biomechanics, -Tennis ball aerodynamics and ball- and shoe-surface interactions, -Tennis stroke mechanics and optimizing ball-racket interactions, -Baseball pitching biomechanics and perceptual illusions of batters, -Football forward pass aerodynamics and tackling biomechanics, -Soccer biomechanics, -Basketball aerodynamics and biomechanics, -Vision training in sports, -Children maturation and performance, -Rehabilitation and medical advances in treatment of sports injuries. This book is essential reading for biomedical engineers, physicists, sport scientists, and physiologists who wish to update their knowledge of biomechanical and biomedical principles and their applications to sports. The book can be used in a one-semester Senior or Graduate-level course in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Technology, Sports Medicine, or Exercise Physiology. In addition, it will be of value to interested athletic laypersons who enjoy watching or participating in sports such as golf, tennis, softball, football, soccer, and basketball.

The Biomechanics of Batting Swinging and Hitting

... that the kick serve is the curveball of tennis. That is to say, maybe kick serves should be discouraged, or used only in limited amounts, in the growing player. ... In H. Brody (Ed.), Tennis science for tennis players (pp. 106–110).

Author: Glenn Fleisig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134932849

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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In the movie Bull Durham, frustrated manager Joe Riggins stresses to his team, "This is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball." This simplification works well for biomechanists too, as sports can be broken down into specific physical tasks like throwing, hitting, catching, and running. There have been significant advances in understanding some actions, but not others. In the first ten years of the journal Sports Biomechanics, only 18 of 236 articles were about hitting a ball. This scarcity is startling considering that according to USA Today (May 20, 2005), three of the five hardest things to do in sports involve hitting a ball (#1: baseball batting, #4: golf tee shot, and #5: tennis serve return). This book provides the latest biomechanical research in the under-studied field of hitting a ball. The biomechanics of baseball, cricket, hockey, hurling, softball, table tennis, and tennis are all examined. The chapters are written in a style that will both satisfy the high standards of biomechanists and provide information for instructors and athletes to improve performance. This book is based on a special issue of Sports Biomechanics.