Ball spin generation by elite players during match play

GOODWILL, S. R., CAPEL-DAVIES, J., HAAKE, Steve and MILLER, S. (2007). Ball spin generation by elite players during match play. In: MILLER, S. and CAPEL-DAVIES, J., (eds.) Tennis science and technology 3. International Tennis Federation, 349-356.

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In this paper, a study describing the measurement of ball spin rates during a Davis Cup match is presented. Two high-speed video cameras were used to record the motion of the ball during the practice sessions and the matches. The ball spin rates were measured by counting the number of revolutions of the logo on the ball. Ball spin rates were measured for a range of shots, including several serves and backstrokes. It was found that the players typically hit the ball with more topspin during the match, than during practice sessions. The maximum spin rates measured for a topspin forehand and a serve were 3800 and 4300 rpm respectively.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The proceedings from the 3rd ITF international congress on tennis science and technology
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Page Range: 349-356
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:15

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