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Sports engineering science fair project:
Tennis Court Surface Impact on Knee Injuries




Science Fair Project Information
Title: Test different tennis court surfaces and relate it to the impact it will have on potential knee injuries.
Subject: Sports Engineering
Grade level: Middle School - Grades 7-9
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Medium
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair 2010 ($300)
At the 2010 Simcoe Country Regional Science and Technology Fair:
Quinn Rehab Health Sciences Award $100
Gold Medal Award (Physical and Mathematical) $100
Best of Category Award (Physical and Mathematical) $200

Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2010
Description: Tennis balls are dropped on different tennis court surfaces and the bounce height is recorded. Higher ball bounce means less energy absorbed by the surface and more impact goes to potential knee injury.
Link: http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2010/hillxs2
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