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# How does acceleration or momentum affect how tennis is played?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

Inertia is a physicl property that affect the ability of an object to change its state of motion. In another word, a tennis ball is easy to throw and is easy to stop. However, a train is very difficult to pull, but once it is started to move, it is very difficult to stop it. So, the mass of the object is the criterium you may consider when discussing inertia.

As for Basketball, the mass of the ball will affect the plyer's initial ability to launch the ball in the correct trajectory, and to hit the basket. Also a heavier ball will have more gravitational force, bringing it faster toward the ground.

There are also other factors, such as the strength and the height of the player.

Obviously, the heavier the ball is the more difficult for the plyer to repeat the motion.

I hope I started the discussion, but not so technical

Said Youssef

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12y ago

Wiki User

9y ago

Inertia is the resistance of items that change their motion. In basketball, when a player jumps to block a shot, they cannot change their direction in the air, as they can only change it when they land on the court.

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13y ago

Momentum is the transfer of energy, and acceleration is the gradual increase of velocity in an object. In tennis, the acceleration of your racket head allows more momentum between the strings and the ball. In other words, the faster your racket HEAD moves, the faster the ball will travel.

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13y ago

Players can become excited and play better if they are winning or just have momentum. If it's a home crowd, then they make more noise. Result? Better basketball!

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