Wimbledon Tennis

The Wimbledon Tennis Championships start next month. Is anyone interested in watching the tennis? Do you play tennis? Have you ever thought about the following:

  • What is Hawk-Eye & how do you think it works? Which other sports use this technology? Can you think of a use for it outside of sport?
  • How do you think serve speed is measured? Can you find out what was the fastest serve speed at last year’s Wimbledon Tennis Championships? What else can you think of that travels at a similar speed?
  • Have you noticed the use of other technologies in sports? Can you let me know which and find out how they work?

15 thoughts on “Wimbledon Tennis

  1. Hawk-eye is a camera view that checks whether a ball is in or out it is also used in cricket.
    In cricket they use a sound sensor for ultra edge to see if the bat hit it.

      

  2. UT CAN BE USED AS A HELPER BY SEEING IF IT IS OUT OR NOT OR GOOD CLOSE UPS IN OTHER SPORTS AND MOVIES AND OPENS UP MORE OPTIONS

      

  3. a hawk eye view is is where there is a clear picture of where the ball went so you can see if it goes in or out.

      

  4. . Isn’t the Hawks Eye a camera in the air that records where the ball lands? I can’t remember if it is.
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  5. hawk eye is a camera in the air that is used to see if the ball is in or out it could be used for badminton

      

  6. The hawk eye is a camera which films from above so the umpire can see if the ball was out or in.

      

  7. In tennis, when they check whether the ball is out or not, I think the same technology is used in cricket when they check the angle the ball bounced and whether it touch the players leg.

      

  8. Would football stadiums use hawk eye to see if the ball went out and the referee did not see it?

      

  9. Hawk eye is a camera that takes pictures from above and then the people can judge whether the ball is in or out. This mechanism can also be used for other sports such as cricket.

      

  10. The fastest serve was 157.2 mph (253 kph) by John Isner. I really can’t believe someone could serve THAT fast. It really is amazing.

      

    • Daniel, can you find anything else that moves at that speed, so that we can compare?

        

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