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Q & A: Tennis Ball Research

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
where can i find research on the height of a tennis ball’s bounce?
- kenon (age 13)
new kent middle school, providence forge,VA,USA
A:
Kenon -

We've already answered a number of questions about different things that can affect how tennis balls bounce. You can find them by going to the Making Stuff Move: Bouncing, Bumping, and Crashing section of this list.

For actual research, I'd say that the best place to look is with a company that designs and makes tennis balls. That's because in order to make the best possible tennis balls, they have to do a lot of research about exactly what it is that makes the balls bounce the way they do. So they will probably have any info that you could want. A company that has helped us out with questions before is the . You can use the "Contact Us" button on their website to send them an email.

Good luck!

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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