STUDY OF VIBRATIONAL WAVES OF VARIOUS TENNIS RACKET MATERIALS AND THEIR RELATION TO PERFORMANCE CONTROL

  • T. Chen
  • D. Lin
  • C. Huang
  • J. Chiang
Keywords: racket, vibration, settling time, composite material

Abstract

This study investigated vibrational waves of various tennis racket grip materials by studying maximum amplitude and settling times. Five different kinds of tennis racket grips were used, and the materials were composed by mixing carbon and glass fiber. A second purpose was to distinguish performance control by the five kinds of tennis racket. The results of this study indicated that the pure carbon fiber racket had a shorter settling time (p<.05). However, the maximum amplitude was not significantly different. This study significantly confirmed that this phenomenon would indirectly affect an athlete’s ability in performance control.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities