What's between a slip and a slide? Research leads towards new standards for tennis courts
Working with the International Tennis Federation and colleagues at the University of Exeter, the team from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering developed a test machine which applies large forces to a surface ...
Who's the best tennis player of all time? New ranking system produces some surprises
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fans may think of Jimmy Connors as an "old school" tennis player, but according to a new ranking system developed by a Northwestern University researcher, Connors is best player in the history ...
Study: Rough match can sideline tennis players' perceptions
Tennis players who "ace" a match are more likely to see the ball as moving slowly and view the net as lower to the ground, according to new research from Purdue University.
You'll never see another teenage tennis champ – here's why
Lleyton Hewitt won the Brisbane International last weekend at the age of 32. Roger Federer and David Ferrer, two of the world's top ten players, are over 30. And 35-year-old crowd favourite Tommy Haas still maintains a world ranking of 12. ...
Low self-esteem consumers: When does standing out help you fit in?
Consumers who buy brands to stand out may actually be trying to fit in, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Mathematical ranking classifies tennis players by assessing their play
Researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche have used mathematical techniques and the game statistics from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) to rank tennis players based on assessing ...
Internal structure of bones reveals loading and walking behavior
The form and structure of bones change as a result of the forces to which they are subjected.
US Open using device that measures net tension
(AP)—The U.S. Open represents a showcase for a tennis invention that measures net cord tension.
Strategic player challenges tip matches
Grand Slam tennis players in the US, Wimbledon and Australian Opens could improve their chances of winning sets, matches and even tournaments through more aggressive and strategic use of challenges, Swinburne ...
Young tennis players who play only one sport are more prone to injuries
Gifted young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round.