How Elite Tennis Players Crank Out Serves at 150 MPH

It’s early afternoon in Orlando, the hottest time of day on a characteristically sultry Wednesday in Florida, a district prominent for its perennially heated, rain, shirt-soaking conditions, which just so happen to be pretty much perfect for playing tennis. Or…

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Golf’s Longest Drives Are Creeping Up and Changing the Sport

It seems like the kind of statistic that number-crunching sports fans would agree upon, hitherto there exists surprisingly little consensus on the distance of a long time drive ever measured in the game of golf. Some say the record belongs…

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Free Throws Should Be Easy. Why Do Basketball Players Miss?

The basketball arcs through the breath and donks off the breast of the boundary. Steve Nash, who has filled me at national courts in Manhattan Beach on a cloudy Monday afternoon to shoot free throws, glances over and laughters at…

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