Biomechanical aspects of the tennis racket

Authored by: Duane Knudson

Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  June  2008

Print ISBN: 9780415408813
eBook ISBN: 9780203889688
Adobe ISBN: 9781134132348

10.4324/9780203889688.ch17

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Abstract

Improvements in the engineering, materials, and manufacturing of sports equipment have contributed to the enjoyment of sports all over the world. These improvements in sports equipment must be tailored to the rules of sport and the biomechanical factors of the users. The integration of rules, technology, and the biomechanical characteristics of players have been especially important in how changes in the tennis racket have affected the sport of tennis.

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