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Tennis Balls vs. Razor Racket

Tennis Balls vs. Razor Racket

A normal tennis racket has gut, nylon, or polyester strings. But what if you replaced those strings with razor blades and then fired the ball at the racket with a powerful air cannon at 500+ MPH? Tyler Bell demonstrates exactly that, dicing up tennis balls in a fraction of a second with his deadly looking rig.

Human-Powered Tennis Ball Cannon

Human-Powered Tennis Ball Cannon

Machines that fire tennis balls are as common. But we’ve never seen one that uses human power. Creative Machines’ ball cannon launches tennis balls up to 200 feet. Each time its handle is pushed, it raises a weight. When it reaches the top, it falls and becomes a piston, flinging balls into the sky using compressed air.

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How Tennis Rackets Are Made

How Tennis Rackets Are Made

Yonex is one of the most respected brands in tennis, and their rackets are the choice of many pro players. Tennis Warehouse takes us inside the Japanese company’s warehouse for a look at their production process, which seamlessly blends a human and robotic workforce.

Making a Flywheel Trebuchet

Making a Flywheel Trebuchet

Engineer Tom Stanton is fascinated by the way in which flywheels can store up energy as they’re spun up to speed. In this clip, he combines a flywheel mechanism with a sturdy aluminum trebuchet, creating a durable machine that can toss a tennis ball at fast as 180 mph.

CableEndy Robot Juggler

CableEndy Robot Juggler

The CableEndy is a robot that uses a cable-driven mechanism to manipulate and stabilize an object at its center. To show off its mechanical prowess, its makers at B&R Automation and Brno University of Technology created this demonstration that shows how it can toss and catch a tennis ball with amazing precision.

How Tennis Balls Are Made

How Tennis Balls Are Made

A look inside a factory in China where Odear tennis balls are made. First, sheets of rubber are cut into pellets which are then molded into semi-circles. Then, the sections are combined, hand-wrapped in felt, and then heat-sealed together. Now all we need is a tennis racket to play with.

Mario Tennis Aces

Mario Tennis Aces

Mario Tennis Aces for the Nintendo Switch features a variety of moves and counter-moves to keep you and your opponents guessing and risking. It has 15 characters, up to four-player online and local multiplayer and even a story mode. Drops 6/22/18.

Full-Auto Tennis Ball Cannon

Full-Auto Tennis Ball Cannon

The Beyond the Press channel took a powerful Gardner Denver air compressor and connected it up to a simple rig they built for firing tennis balls. It isn’t particularly accurate, but we still wouldn’t want to be on the business end of this thing. Test firing starts at 4:15, but it gets better.

Borg/McEnroe (Trailer)

Borg/McEnroe (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Shia LeBeouf stars as tennis legend John McEnroe in this Swedish biographical drama about the famous rivalry between the outspoken and crafty McEnroe and the reclusive and athletic Björn Borg.

Head Graphene Touch Instinct Racquet

Head Graphene Touch Instinct Racquet
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It’s Spring, which in the Midwest means go play outside. How about tennis? Graphene and Kraibon for killer shock absorption in Head’s new Instinct line means great touch, power and maneuverability. Try the Adaptive version with a kit to tune the stick to your personal specs.

Head Nitro Pro Tennis Sneaker

Head Nitro Pro Tennis Sneaker
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The lightweight Head Nitro Pro gives great support and looks sweet whether you’re on the court or on the street. It keeps your feet at an optimal temperature too, with a unique cooling system integrated into the sole. Pair these with the Radical Pro and you’ve got serious game.

Head Graphene XT Radical Pro

Head Graphene XT Radical Pro
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Summer is here, so it’s time to take Head’s Graphene XT Radical Pro for a spin. The frame feels like a sports car – fast, powerful and stiff – so you can confidently smash crisp shots to the baseline and hit stable volleys while effortlessly befuddling your opponents.

Nike Air Tech Challenge III

Nike Air Tech Challenge III
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One of Andre Agassi’s signature shoes returns. First released in 1991, the Air Tech Challenge III has air units in the heel and in the forefoot and neon yellow accents. Mullet wig not included.

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Tennis Serve in Slow Motion

Tennis Serve in Slow Motion

YouTuber Anatoly Antipin shows us what happens to a tennis ball in a 142mph serve. The ball is hit with such force that it’s flattened like a pancake. Then it wobbles off like jello before returning to its original shape.

Pulse Play Racket Sport Tracker

Pulse Play Racket Sport Tracker

Pulse Play is a wristband for amateur tennis, ping pong, badminton and squash players. Use it to keep score and track the result of your matches. Its app has local and global rankings as well as matchmaking features.

Head Graphene XT Speed Racquet

Head Graphene XT Speed Racquet
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Send power shots flying effortlessly down the alley like Djoko with Head’s latest racquet series. Their Adaptive String Pattern technology (ASP) lets you choose between spin and control with a simple exchange of the racquet’s grommet strips.

Djokovic vs. Abrams

Djokovic vs. Abrams

“Great off-road, not so much on the clay court.” If YouTuber timtimfed is to be believed, the Australian Open really was open. When a sentient tank is allowed to play pro tennis, everybody wins. Then loses horribly.

TENNNES

TENNNES

$20 for Pong 2?!?! Nah, Jan Willem Nijman’s retro tennis game is much more than that. You can hit the ball twice in succession, go to the other player’s half and more. Plus it’s DRM-free so you and your friends can split the bill.

Roger Federer x Google Glass

Roger Federer x Google Glass

See what it’s like to be and to practice against the Maestro, thanks to Roger Federer, his coach Stefan Edberg and Google Glass. Imagine if you could livestream from a celebrity’s perspective. Oh wait.

Gimme the Ball!

Gimme the Ball!

If there’s one thing we know about dogs, it’s that they like tennis balls. In fact, George here tennis so much that he wants the players on the TV to serve the ball to him. We’re just happy George knows enough not to knock the TV over.

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Gracious in Victory

Gracious in Victory

Chinese tennis superstar Li Na recently won the 2014 Australian Open. She won the crowd over once more at the awards ceremony with her honest and funny speech about the people who support her. And made her rich.

Wimbledon Live on YouTube

Wimbledon Live on YouTube

Rolex is sponsoring the free broadcast of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships on YouTube. Watch Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and other world-class tennis pros duke it out live now until 7/7/13, Noon to 7pm (BST).

Andre Agassi vs. Ball Girl

Andre Agassi vs. Ball Girl

At the 1994 Lipton Championships, Andre Agassi was outplaying fellow tennis legend Boris Becker so much that Becker decided to take a break, handing his racket to a ball girl named Stephanie Flaherty.

Helpful Fan

Helpful Fan

A fan shouts out advice to Viktor Troicki as he prepares to serve against Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Troicki is clearly irritated at the smartass. You know what happens next.

World’s Highest Tennis Court

World’s Highest Tennis Court

To promote the 2005 Dubai Open, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer played tennis on a grass court more than 650 ft above the ground – the helipad of the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel.

Nadal’s Tweener Shot

Nadal’s Tweener Shot

We’ve all seen Roger Federer do this before, but that doesn’t detract from the hot-shot style of this between-the-legs winner from Spain’s Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Masters. (Thanks Kuang!)

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