Article - 27 Sep 2002
Wilson Double Core tennis balls retain their air pressure and bounce longer than conventional tennis balls thanks to a vermiculite containing nanocomposite coating on the inside of the balls. The...
News - 16 Jan 2013
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has taken delivery of a new automated tennis ball testing system from Mecmesin.
Ball manufacturers are required to submit samples of their products to...
Article - 18 Jul 2017
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) invited Mecmesin to bid for a project to replace its outdated ‘Stevens’ test machine which was used to measure the force required to ‘squash’ a tennis ball.
News - 4 Oct 2007
Professional tennis could be played under more standardised conditions following research carried out by University of Bath student.
The research, funded by the International Tennis Federation,...
Article - 26 Mar 2001
The evolution of the tennis racket, from early wooden models through to modern day composites is described, as well as considering the potential use of piezoelectrics in the future.
Article - 27 Feb 2003
The incorporation of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoelectrics into tennis rackets marks the latest materials advance in the field. How the piezoelectric materials work, and how they provide an...
News - 8 Sep 2015
A group of engineers from the University of Sheffield has collaborated with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to develop a portable, handheld device, which could determine the amount of...
News - 17 Jun 2020
The smallest motor in the world - consisting of just 16 atoms: this was developed by a team of researchers from Empa and EPFL. "This brings us close to the ultimate size limit for molecular...
News - 21 Oct 2005
Using laser pulses that last just 70 femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second), physicists have observed in greater detail than ever before what happens when atoms collide. The experiments at JILA, a...
Article - 3 Feb 2015
Hockey sticks were originally made from wood. The game of hockey we know today grew in popularity out of English public schools in the early 1800s, with ash used as the most common material to make...