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version (11 KB) by Giampiero Campa
Fairly detailed simulation of a tennis ball flight and bounce.


Updated 29 Aug 2005

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This is a collection of 4 MATLAB functions that have been inspired by the excellent Howard Brody's book : "Tennis science for tennis players", University of Pennsilvania press, 1987.

Two of the four functions rely on a Simulink scheme that implements a fairly detailed simulation of a flying tennis ball, spin and aerodynamics effects are taken into account.

Each function has its help with some ready to go examples that you are encouraged to try. Everything runs in MATLAB 5.3 as well as in 6.5 (and i suppose in each version between the two).

Giampy, Jan 2004

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Giampiero Campa (2019). Tennis (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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The spin modeling during the bounce has been greatly improved.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R11
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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