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# What is the mass of a tennis ball?

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The mass of a standard tennis ball is .057 kilograms. Mass is the measurement indicating the amount of matter in an object.

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An object's mass is different from its weight, because weight is determined by both the force of gravity and mass. To calculate an object's weight, its mass is multiplied by the force of gravity. Density is another calculation using mass; the object's mass is divided by its volume. Weight, density, velocity, force, acceleration, work and power are all mechanical quantities of matter that can be calculated using mass, length and time.

Tennis balls are made of rubber and cloth. The masses of the ball and racket affect the ball's trajectory when hit. Type 1 tennis balls are harder and resist compression, type 3 tennis balls are larger and have higher air resistance, and high altitude tennis balls have reduced internal pressure.

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Popular men's ball sports include soccer, basketball, tennis and baseball. While many consider cricket the second-most popular worldwide, boasting two to three million fans globally, the majority of participants and followers are found across India, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Asia and Australia.

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An official tennis ball is between 2.575 inches and 2.7 inches in diameter as defined by the International Tennis Federation. Tennis balls also must conform to other criteria if they are to be used in regulation play.

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The official diameter of a tennis ball according to the International Tennis Federation must be between 2.575 and 2.7 inches. Tennis balls are sold in cylinders containing three per package.