Measuring Speed

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Need4Speed, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Need4Speed

    Need4Speed Guest

    How exactly are serves and strokes in tennis measured in terms of velocity? Is it when the ball leaves the racket, when it passes the net, or when it gets to the receiver. How does it work??
     
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  2. Smashlob

    Smashlob Rookie

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    I believe it is measured over the net, but I am not positive.
     
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  3. Eug

    Eug Rookie

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    I heard its when the ball leaves the racquet
     
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  4. dantyem108

    dantyem108 Rookie

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    Nope, I am 100 % positive that it is measured when it leaves the racket
     
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  5. speedofpain88

    speedofpain88 Rookie

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    Def when it leaves the racket. The ball loses 45% of its speed by the time it gets to the receiver. Also there's about a 10-20% loss of speed by the time it gets to the net.
     
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