Tennis (Science Behind Sports) (Library Binding)
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From throwing a racket at the court because of a disagreement over a call, to creating a wild fashion line of tennis attire, the personalities of tennis are endlessly entertaining. Readers will learn that behind this sport lies a great deal of science. A brief history of the sport is offered followed by chapters that cover the scientific concepts behind serving the ball, how rackets work, how different surfaces and types of tennis balls affect the game, training and conditioning, and the psychological aspects of the game. Includes graphics to help explain the scientific principles being discussed and a list of sources for further research.