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Lead investigators Dr Simon Goodwill
Funded by International Tennis Federation
Amount £160,000
Dates 01/09/1999 – 31/07/2008


To develop a model of the impact mechanics and aerodynamics in tennis.


TennisGUT is a unique piece of software which allows the user to assess the performance of any item of tennis equipment. Tennis GUT was developed in collaboration with the International Tennis Federation. It allows them to answer questions such as ‘What effect does an increase in ball size of 3% have on the flight of the tennis ball?’. The results of the simulations are displayed on a 3D tennis court, using similar techniques to those used in the computer game industry.

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