How do different factors affect the performance of a tennis racket. (How…
How do different factors affect the performance of a tennis racket.
How I will complete my research
I will be using different websites and videos to learn about different features such as weight distribution and other factors that affect a tennis rackets handling
I can question others that play tennis and ask questions such as the handling of the racket and what type of racket they enjoy or find more suitable for them and why
Because I am a tennis player, I can test our different rackets i have at home and record different factors such as aero dynamics
How will I display or show my findings
A 3D printed model on a poster to explain different features and aspects
A poster with all the different facts and examples of current designs
A model of a tennis racket incorporating all the features and things I learned
Different lengths of the tennis racket
The shape and structure could affect the handling and control of the racket.
Larger surface area equals to a larger sweet spot
The frame design also affects the aero dynamics. Such as Babolat has a racket that has a frame which decreases air drag by having a slanted edges.
In the past, racket companies have been changing racket designs such as increasing the string holes to improve aerodynamics
Lighter rackets decrease the amount of energy when striking a ball and gives the player greater mobility
Head heavy rackets help add extra power and force
How does the weight distribution affect how a person swings and the power of the strike