Helping Tennis Players in Their Quest for the Perfect Racquet
From the back cover . . . What is the single most important variable in racquet performance? What kind of racquet, strings, and swing produce the most power? How do you create maximum spin? Where on your racquet should you hit the ball? What racquet and string features combine for the most control, comfort, and feel? How do you affect the bounce, speed, spin, and trajectory of the ball to your advantage? This book answers these and other elusive equipment and performance-related questions that have perennially plagued hackers and experts alike. This informative primer will help turn hours of mindless practice into a focused application of principles affecting the impact, bounce, and flight of the ball. Rod Cross and Crawford Lindsey are coauthors of The Physics and Technology of Tennis, which was a Scientific American Book Club selection. Rod Cross is an associate professor at the University of Sydney, Australia, and is one of the world's most prolific researchers in the field of tennis physics. Crawford Lindsey is the editor-in-chief of Racquet Sports Industry magazine and has written extensively on the technology and science of tennis.