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How Quickly Does a Tennis Ball Lose Its Bounce?

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The rebound rating is the ratio of the height the ball bounces to, divided by the height the ball was dropped from. Use the rebound rating to measure the bounciness of new tennis balls vs. balls that have been used for 10, 20, 50, and 100 games. Another idea to explore: does it matter what type of court the ball is used on? (See: Goodstein, 1999, 63-64.)

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Goodstein, M., 1999. Sports Science Projects: The Physics of Balls in Motion. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers.
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Science Buddies Staff. "How Quickly Does a Tennis Ball Lose Its Bounce?" Science Buddies, 28 July 2017, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Sports_p039/sports-science/how-quickly-does-a-tennis-ball-lose-its-bounce. Accessed 20 May 2022.

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