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# Why does a heated tennis ball bounce higher?

Updated: 9/23/2023

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A heated tennis ball bounces higher because the hot air inside the ball is lighter than the air around the ball therefore giving the tennis ball the ability to bounce higher.

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### Does a tennis ball become more elastic when it is heated?

Tennis balls contract when heated which means that it will bounce higher.

### Will a basketball bounce higher than a tennis ball or will a tennis ball bounce higher than a basketball?

It really depends how hard you bounce either one, but i think the tennis ball.

### Golf ball or tennis ball witch bounces higher?

A tennis ball does bounce higher!!!:]] x

### Does a tennis ball bounce higher when it is warmer or colder?

Hot. Personal experiments have shown that temperatures below 25&deg;C make the ball bounce less. From 25&deg;C and upwards there aren't any greater changes in height of bounce. The balls bounce almost the same.

### Why does a heated tennis ball bounce really high?

Tennis balls have pressured air inside of them from the manufacturer. This air on days with higher temperatures will increase and expand this internalized pressure of the ball, thus making the ball more solid and hard. This increases the "bounce" of the ball

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### Will a hot tennis ball bounce higher than a cold tennis ball?

In theory, yes, however the largest effect of the temperature will be on the court. The hotter the surface is, the higher the ball will bounce.

### Does a tennis ball bounce higher than other ball?

Yes, It does Alot Higher

### Why does a heated up tennis ball bounce higher than a frozen or room temperature ball?

Because the internal pressure increases when the air in the ball is heated and this increases its 'bounceability'. If the ball is cooled it's like partially deflating it.

### Why would a heated up ball bounce higher than a normal or froze tennis ball?

The air inside the ball expands on heating and this, in turn, makes the ball harder / more elastic.

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### How does a surface effect how high a tennis ball will bounce?

if it is rough it will bounce lower and it is smooth it will bounce higher