Every time one takes a swing at the tennis ball, the only equipment that actually makes contact with the ball is the tennis strings. Tennis strings and its choice of tension are much more important than what one usually thinks. In terms of feel and performance that comes from your tennis equipments, String and Tension are actually responsible for 60-70% and the tennis racquet only 30-40%. This is much against one’s intuition given the amount of marketing and promotions that Tennis racquets ...
In tennis we talk about ball compression, string elongation, string plane deflection, racquet bending, and racquet torsional twisting. These are all forms of deformation. Energy, like water and humans, follows the path of least resistance — in other words, it flows toward softer, less stiff pathways.
Introduction. The following videos were taken at 600 frames per second. The racquet was hand-held. The incoming ball was incident at 56 mph and at 40 degrees to the stringbed. The incident spin was zero. These movies were taken solely to see string movement and were not the movies used to obtain the spin data presented in the table.
Introduction. How a string plays comes down to one basic thing — how stiff it is. Stiffness is measured by how much a string stretches when it is quickly impacted, as in a tennis hit.
The first tennis strings, created in 1875, were formed from sheep intestine. While Babolat—now a tennis company—still creates natural gut string from its Lyon, France, facility, the tide has ...
A preview of YTEX strings that will be reviewed and groove hitting with YTEX “Triangle Twisted” co-poly string
Tennis strings are made of several materials and constructions. This means that as you stretch different strings of the same length, some will be easier than others to stretch. But they all share similar behaviors. A long string stretches more than a short one. A thick string is more difficult to stretch than a thin one of the same length.
It is not widely known that the tension in a tennis string decreases rapidly during the stringing process. Thereafter, the tension decreases at a steadily decreasing rate (Cross et al. 2000). One of the reasons for the rapid drop in tension is the high initial rate of stress relaxation. For example, if a fresh sample of nylon string is tensioned to 28 kg