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The Law of Basic Biomechanics

  • Tijana T. Ivancevic
  • Bojan Jovanovic
  • Sasa Jovanovic
  • Milka Djukic
  • Natalia Djukic
  • Alexandar Lukman
Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 12)

Abstract

A topspin shot is hit by sliding the racquet up and over the ball as it is struck. By dragging the racquet over the ball, the friction between the racquet’s strings and the ball is used to make the ball spin forward, towards the opponent. The shot dips down after impact and also bounces at an angle lower to the ground than a shot hit with no topspin. As a ball travels towards a player after bouncing, it has natural topspin that is caused by the friction of the tennis court. When hitting a topspin shot, the player is reversing the spin of the ball, which requires more energy.

Keywords

Hair Cell Tennis Player Tennis Ball Otolith Organ Vestibular Organ 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tijana T. Ivancevic
    • Bojan Jovanovic
      • Sasa Jovanovic
        • Milka Djukic
          • Natalia Djukic
            • Alexandar Lukman

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