Technical Tennis: Racquets, Strings, Balls, Courts, Spin, and Bounce

By Rod Cross and Crawford Lindsey

About the Authors

Howard Brody, Crawford Lindsey, Rod Cross
Howard Brody (wrote the Foreword) and authors Crawford Lindsey and Rod Cross

Rod Cross is Associate Professor in Physics at the University of Sydney, Australia. Up until 1995 Rod's main research interest was the physics of Alfven waves in plasmas at temperatures above one million degrees. He switched to the physics of sport in 1996 when government research funding became scarce. His paper in the American Journal of Physics on the sweetspots of a baseball bat was voted as one of the top 75 papers in physics in the USA in 1998. Rods's main research interest now is the physics of tennis, which he has played competitively since 1950. He has published about 30 papers on this subject in physics and engineering journals and has written extensively for USRSA's Racquet Tech and Racquet Sports Industry magazines on the physical properties of tennis strings and tennis racquets. He is also co-author of The Physics and Technology of Tennis

Crawford Lindsey was editor-in-chief of Racquet Tech Publishing and Racquet Sports Industry magazine. He was also the web developer/master of, for which he has developed extensive software programs dedicated to racquet selection, customization, optimization, and stringing. His bachelor's degree is from Princeton University. He was a product manager for squash and racquetball racquets at Head Sports. He has written extensively on the science and technology of tennis in Racquet Tech and Racquet Sports Industry magazines. He is also co-author of The Physics and Technology of Tennis and author of The Book of Squash, published in 1987.

Book Specifications
Chapters 4
Parts 1
Pages 152
Cover Paperback
Size 6 × 9
ISBN 0-9722759-3-2